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Stuart Allen Altmann

biologist , educator

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.

Interests

  • Other 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