Leslie J. Digby
Associate Professor of the Practice of Evolutionary Anthropology
My research focuses on the behavior and ecology of non-human primates, including how primates balance cooperation and competition in their breeding strategies. In addition, I examine how animals mitigate the costs of temperature extremes through behavior and the use of microhabitats. Our results help us better understand the vulnerabilities of species facing more extreme weather fluctuations.
General Research Interests include:
Evolution of Primate & Human Social Behavior
Primate Behavioral Ecology
Mammalian Reproductive Strategies, Mating Systems, and Infanticide
Primate Microhabitat Use
Primate Behavioral Thermoregulation
Marmosets and Tamarins
Digby, L. "Infant care, infanticide, and female reproductive strategies in polygynous groups of common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus)." Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 37.1 (1995): 51-61. Full Text
Digby, LJ. "Social organization in a wild population of Callithrix jacchus: II. Intragroup social behavior." Primates 36.3 (1995): 361-375. Full Text
Digby, LJ, and Ferrari, SF. "Multiple breeding females in free-ranging groups of Callithrix jacchus." International Journal of Primatology 15.3 (1994): 389-397. Full Text
Tardif, S, Hyde, K, and Digby, L. ". Evidence for suppression of ovulation in singly-housed female common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus)." Laboratory Primate Newsletter 33.2 (1994): 1-4. (Academic Article)
Digby, LJ, and Barreto, CE. "Social organization in a wild population of Callithrix jacchus. I. Group composition and dynamics." Folia Primatologica 61.3 (1993): 123-134.