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Badescu, Iulia

Assistant Professor


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Badescu, Iulia

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Bădescu I, Katzenberg MA, Watts D and Sellen D. In Review. Plateauing lactation provides a steady dietary base for chimpanzee infants while they gradually attain nutritional independence. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences tracking number: 2017-12272


Bădescu I, Watts D, Katzenberg MA and Sellen D. 2016. Alloparenting is associated with reduced maternal lactation effort and faster weaning in wild chimpanzees. Royal Society Open Science 3: 160577 DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160577


Bădescu I, Katzenberg MA, Watts D and Sellen D. 2016. A novel fecal stable isotope approach to determine the timing of age-related feeding transitions in wild infant chimpanzees. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 162: 285-299 DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.23116


Bădescu I, Wikberg EC, Macdonald LJ, Fox SA, Vayro JV, Crotty A and Sicotte P. 2016. Infanticide pressure accelerates infant development in a wild primate. Animal Behaviour 114: 231-239 DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.02.013


Bădescu I, Sicotte P, Ting N and Wikberg EC. 2015. Female parity, maternal kinship, infant age and sex influence natal attraction and infant handling in a wild colobine (Colobus vellerosus). American Journal of Primatology 77: 376-387 DOI: 10.1002/ajp.22353


Sicotte P, Teichroeb JA, Vayro JV, Fox SA, Bădescu I and Wikberg EC. 2015. The influence of male takeovers on female dispersal in Colobus vellerosus. American Journal of Primatology 79: n/a: e22436 DOI: 10.1002/ajp.22436


Wikberg EC, Teichroeb JA, Bădescu I and Sicotte P. 2013. Individualistic female dominance hierarchies with varying strength in a highly folivorous population of black-and-white colobus. Behaviour 150: 295-320 DOI: 10.1163/1568539X-00003050


Teichroeb JA, Wikberg EC, Bădescu I, Macdonald LJ and Sicotte P. 2012. Infanticide risk and male quality influence optimal group composition for Colobus vellerosus. Behavioral Ecology 23(6): 1348-1359 DOI: 10.1093/beheco/ars128