My work focuses on identifying factors regulating variation in reproductive success among animals. To achieve that goal, I have conducted studies on a number of species, both in captivity and in the wild. Research species have included lesser galagos, savanna baboons, rhesus macaques, African wild dogs, giraffe, African elephants, koalas, cheetahs, California condors, and Nile lechwe. My major areas of study include:
B. A. University of California, Berkeley (1973)
M.A. Arizona State University, Tempe (1976)
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles (1985)
[Dissertation title: "Reproductive Tactics in Adult Female and Adult Male Olive Baboons"]
After spending a few years in Kenya working on my Ph.D. research, I was awarded an NIH Postdoctoral Traineeship in Developmental Neurobiology and Primate Endocrinology at the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center. Upon completion of my Postdoc, I became a Senior Scientist at the Caribbean Primate Research Center in Puerto Rico. I then moved to San Diego, California to accept a position as Director of Behavioral Biology at the Center for Reproduction of Endangered Species. Since 2010, I have been a Professor at CICASP.