Dr. Katharine Jack is a Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Environmental Studies Program in the School of Liberal Arts. Her research examines behavioral manifestations of sexual conflict in nonhuman primates with a focus on male reproductive strategies in wild white-faced capuchin monkeys in Costa Rica. Her current research involves a longitudinal examination of the interplay between hormones, behavior, and male dominance trajectories and how these factors impact male reproductive success in this, and other primate, species. Her most recent publications examined infanticide as a male reproductive strategy and the evolution of female counterstrategies to this widespread phenomenon.
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- Kalbitzer, U., Bergstrom, M. L., Campos, F. A., Carnegie, S. D., Thompson, M. E., Jack, K. M., & Fedigan, L. M. (2019, March). Linking female sociability and infant survival in capuchins: the roles of direct and indirect social connections, food competition, and energetic status. In AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (Vol. 168, pp. 118-118). 111 RIVER ST, HOBOKEN 07030-5774, NJ USA: WILEY.
- Kalbitzer, U., Bergstrom, M. L., Carnegie, S. D., Wikberg, E. C., Kawamura, S., Campos, F. A., Jack, K. M. & Fedigan, L. M. (2017). Female sociality and sexual conflict shape offspring survival in a Neotropical primate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114(8), 1892-1897.
- Schoof, V. A., Wikberg, E. C., Jack, K. M., Fedigan, L. M., Ziegler, T. E., & Kawamura, S. (2014). Infanticides during periods of social stability: kinship, resumption of ovarian cycling, and mating access in white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus). Neotropical Primates, 21(2), 191-196.
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