Ecology, evolution, animal behavior, primatology
Eugene Higgins Professor Emeritus, EEB Animal behavior and physiology
Jeanne Altmann is the Eugene Higgins Professor Emeritus, and a senior scholar in the ecology and evolutionary biology department at Princeton University. She is interested in a range of questions in ecology, physiology and evolution. She is also the director of the Amboseli Baboon Project, which is one of the longest-running studies of wild primates in the world, located in the Amboseli National Park in Kenya. Her current research centers on the magnitude and sources of variability in primate life histories, parental care, and behavioral ontogeny, especially in baboons.