Alexis Amann

Behavioral and Physiological Responses to Takeovers in Hamadryas Baboons

Alexis Amann (Ph.D. candidate, City University of New York)

Alexis plans to study female behavioral and physiological responses to takeovers in wild hamadryas baboons within the theoretical frameworks of sexual selection and sexual conflict. We know that hamadryas females incur costs of coercive takeovers and that infant mortality is far more likely to occur after a takeover than at other times. Within this context, we expect females to use counterstrategies to minimize fitness costs. This project will take place at the Filoha field site in Ethiopia.