Susan C. Alberts

Robert F. Durden Professor of Biology

130 Science Drive, Rm 137, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338
(919) 660-7272


  • Ph.D., University of Chicago 1992

  • M.A., University of California at Los Angeles 1987

  • B.A., Reed College 1983

Ren, T, Grieneisen, LE, Alberts, SC, Archie, EA, and Wu, M. "Development, diet and dynamism: longitudinal and cross-sectional predictors of gut microbial communities in wild baboons." Environmental Microbiology 18, no. 5 (May 2016): 1312-1325. Full Text

Tung, J, Archie, EA, Altmann, J, and Alberts, SC. "Cumulative early life adversity predicts longevity in wild baboons." Nature Communications 7 (April 19, 2016): 11181-null. Full Text Open Access Copy

Lea, AJ, Altmann, J, Alberts, SC, and Tung, J. "Resource base influences genome-wide DNA methylation levels in wild baboons (Papio cynocephalus)." Molecular Ecology 25, no. 8 (April 2016): 1681-1696. Full Text

Beehner, JC, Gesquiere, L, Seyfarth, RM, Cheney, DL, Alberts, SC, and Altmann, J. "Corrigendum to "Testosterone related to age and life-history stages in male baboons and geladas" [Horm. Behav. 56/4 (2009) 472-480]." Hormones and behavior 80 (April 2016): 149-. Full Text

Bronikowski, AM, Cords, M, Alberts, SC, Altmann, J, Brockman, DK, Fedigan, LM, Pusey, A, Stoinski, T, Strier, KB, and Morris, WF. "Female and male life tables for seven wild primate species." Scientific Data 3 (March 2016): 160006-null. Full Text

Markham, AC, Alberts, SC, and Altmann, J. "Haven for the night: Sleeping site selection in a wild primate." Behavioral Ecology 27, no. 1 (January 1, 2016): 29-35. Full Text

Alberts, S. "The Challenge of Survival for Wild Infant Baboons." American Scientist 104, no. 6 (2016): 366-366. Full Text Open Access Copy

Markham, AC, Gesquiere, LR, Alberts, SC, and Altmann, J. "Optimal group size in a highly social mammal." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 112, no. 48 (December 2015): 14882-14887. Full Text

Franz, M, and Alberts, SC. "Social network dynamics: the importance of distinguishing between heterogeneous and homogeneous changes." Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 69, no. 12 (December 2015): 2059-2069. Full Text

Franz, M, McLean, E, Tung, J, Altmann, J, and Alberts, SC. "Self-organizing dominance hierarchies in a wild primate population." Proceedings. Biological Sciences 282, no. 1814 (September 2015). Full Text


Selected Grants

Relationship Among Demographic, Social and Genetic Structure awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2000 to 2002