Media coverage

Media coverage




Colchero F, Rau R,  Jones OR, Barthold JA, Conde DA, Lenart A, Nemeth L,  Scheuerlein A, Schoeley J, Torres C, Zarulli V, Altmann J, Brockman DK, Bronikowski AM, Fedigan LM,  Pusey AE,
Stoinski TS, Strier KB,  Baudisch A, and Alberts SC, Vaupel, JW (2016) The emergence of longevous populations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

Tung* JT, Archie* EA, Altmann J, Alberts SC (2016) Cumulative early life adversity predicts longevity in wild baboons. Nature Communications. 7: 11181 

   *these authors contributed equally


Fitzpatrick CL, Altmann J, Alberts SC (2015) Exaggerated sexual swellings and male mate choice in primates: testing the reliable indicator hypothesis in the Amboseli baboons. Animal Behaviour 104: 175-185


Tung J,  Barreiro LB, Burns MB, Grenier JC, Lynch J, Grieneisen LE, Altmann J, Alberts SC, Blekhman R, Archie EA (2015) " Social networks predict gut microbiome composition in wild baboons" eLife 10.7554/eLife.05224

Markham AC, Gesquiere LR, Alberts SC, Altmann J In press (not yet online). Optimal group size: Ranging patterns and glucocorticoid levels in a highly social mammal. PNAS early release


Pennisi E (2014) "Baboon watch" Science 346(6207) (Feature article about the project)

Archie EA, Tung J, Clark M, Altmann J, Alberts SC (2014) "Social affiliation matters: both same-sex and opposite-sex relationships predict survival in wild female baboons". Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 281(1793)


Lea AJ, Learn NH, Theus MJ, Altmann J, Alberts SC (2014) "Complex sources of variance in female dominance rank in a nepotistic society" Animal Behaviour, 94, 87-99


Archie EA, Altmann J, Alberts SC (2014)  "Costs of reproduction in a long-lived female primate: injury risk and wound healingBehavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 68: 1183-1193.


"Friends with benefits"  by Carl Zimmer in Time (Feb 2012) on animal friendships more broadly that included the Silk et al 2003 study.


Archie EA, Altmann J Alberts SC (2012) "Social status predicts wound healing in wild baboonsProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 109 (23) 9017-9022.


Gesquiere LR, Learn NH, Simao MCM, Onyango PO, Alberts SC, Altmann J. (2011) "Life at the top: energetic and psychological stress in wild male primatesScience 333:357-360.


Bronikowski AM, Altmann J, Brockman DK, Cords M, Fedigan LM, Pusey AE, Stoinski T, Morris WF, Strier KB, Alberts SC (2011) "Aging in the natural world: comparative data reveal similar mortality patterns across primates" Science 331: 1325-1328


Tung J, Primus A, Bouley A, Severson T, Alberts SC, Wray GA (2009) "Evolution of a malaria resistance gene in wild primates" Nature 460:388-391.


Buchan J, Alberts SC, Silk JB, Altmann J. (2003) "True paternal care in a multi-male primate society".  Nature 425: 179-181


Silk JB, Alberts SC, Altmann J 2003  "Social bonds of female baboons enhance infant survival"  Science 302: 1231-1234







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