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Stuart Allen Altmann

Stuart Allen Altmann, American biologist, educator. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Animal Behavior Society (president 1977, executive committee 1975-1978); member Comparative Nutrition Society, International Primatol. Society.

Background

  • Altmann, Stuart Allen was born on June 8, 1930 in St. Louis. Son of Maurice Walter and Deborah (Freedman) Altmann.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Zoology, University of California at Los Angeles, 1953. Master of Arts, University of California at Los Angeles, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy in Biology, Harvard University, 1960.

    Career

    • Assistant professor zoology University Alberta, Canada, 1960-1965, associate professor Canada, 1965. Sociobiologist Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center, 1965-1970. Professor anatomy University Chicago, 1970-1980, professor biology, 1970-1988, professor ecology and evolution, 1988-1995, professor human nutrition and nutritional biology, 1985—1995, professor emeritus, since 1995.

      Lecturer, professor ecology and evolutionary biology Princeton (New Jersey) University, since 1998. Honorary research associate Haile Sellaissie I University, Ethiopia, 1971. Experimental psychology science advisory panel National Institute of Mental Health, 1969-1973.

      Primate conservation committee NAS-National Research Council, 1970-1972. Grant reviewer National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, Spencer Foundation, National Geography Society, Smithsonian Institution, others.

    Works

    • Member editorial board Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 1976-1979, American Naturalist, 1977-1979, Animal Behavior, 1978-1979, Ethology, Ecology and Evolution, since 1989, University Chicago Press, 1993-1995. Member board editorial commentators The Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 1977-1982.

    Membership

    Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Animal Behavior Society (president 1977, executive committee 1975-1978). Member Comparative Nutrition Society, International Primatol.

    Personality

    Interests

    Orchard farming, ceramics.

    Connections

    • Married Jeanne Glaser, June 20, 1959. Children: Michael Alexander, Rachel Annual.
    • father: Maurice Walter Altmann
    • mother: Deborah (Freedman) Altmann
    • spouse: Jeanne Glaser
    • children: Michael Alexander Altmann
    • Rachel Annual Altmann
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    Born June 8, 1930
    Nationality
    • 1953
      University of California, Los Angeles
    • 1954
      University of California, Los Angeles
    • 1960
      Harvard University
    • 1960 - 1965
      Assistant, professor zoology University Alberta
    • 1965 - 1970
      sociobiologist Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center
    • 1998
      lecturer, ecology and evolutionary biology Princeton (New Jersey) University
    • 1998
      professor, ecology and evolutionary biology Princeton (New Jersey) University
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