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Caitlin is a behavioral ecologist broadly interested in the evolution of sociality, reproductive investment, and the hormonal mechanisms that underlie shifts in reproductive shifts throughout the life cycle. She received an undergraduate degree in Biological Anthropology with a minor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Arizona. Since her undergraduate degree, she worked on numerous field projects on olive baboons, mountain gorillas, geladas, and forest elephants. She is currently pursuing her Masters degree on aging and behavioral dynamics in olive baboons.
University of Arizona
Bachelors of Science 2015
Anthropology and Psychology
Minor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Caitlin is currently interested in reproductive strategies among adult baboons and how adult parental choices may mediate offspring growth and development. She has an interest in behavioral endocrinology and hopes to undertake projects that investigate links between specific hormones and reproductive behaviors, especially in baboons. She uses baboons to understand broad patterns of animal behavior and the evolution of reproductive strategies among non-human animals. She also demonstrates how the analogous environments in which ancestral baboons and extinct hominins evolved in offer novel insights to understand reproductive patterns in modern humans.