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Dr Alexander V. Georgiev
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology, Northwestern University (2015 -)
alexander.georgiev -at- northwestern.edu
PhD    Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, 2012
AM      Anthropology, Harvard University, 2008
BSc     Biology, Sofia University, 2005



I am a biological anthropologist/behavioral ecologist studying primate reproductive ecology, sexual selection and life history strategies. My current work focuses on the costs of male reproductive effort in monkeys and apes. I also work with a long-term dataset on human health and reproduction from Cebu, in the Philippines, to investigate the biological correlates of male reproduction and the role of early life experiences in shaping adult immune function and reproductive trajectories in both men and women.

My work aims to contribute to an integrated perspective on the variation in male primate (including human) reproductive trajectories. I combine behavioral observations and endocrinological sampling of wild and free-ranging primates with a variety of physiological markers that assess energy balance, physiological and oxidative stress, and immunocompetence.


I'm also on Twitter.
And have a new-ish blog: Primates and Other Animals
        Breaking the succession rule: The costs and benefits of an alpha-status take-over by an immigrant rhesus macaque on Cayo Santiago
Accompanying blog posts: Part 1 | Part 2