Jack H. Neely Associate Professor of Biology (2007 - 2012)
How and why animal behavior has evolved is the central focus of the work in Dr. Alberts’ lab. The research centers on two populations of large mammals — savannah baboons and elephants. Dr. Alberts is the co-director of the Amboseli Baboon Research Projects in the Amboseli National Park in southern Kenya. She is interested in understanding how behavior in these populations has animpact on individual fitness, based on information about individual behavior and life histories. She also examines the relationship between genes and behavior; how behavior affects population genetic structure and how genes influence behavior.