Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Katharine Jack

Associate Professor - Anthropology

Contact Info
kjack@tulane.edu

Degrees

  • B.S., University of Calgary, Physical Anthropology, 1992
  • M.A., University of Calgary, Physical Anthropology (Primatology), 1995
  • Ph.D., Physical Anthropology (Primatology), University of Alberta, 2001

Academic Experience

  • Associate Professor, Tulane University, 2009-
  • Assistant Professor, Tulane University, 2003-2009
  • Assistant Professor, Appalachian State University, 2001-2003
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Calgary, 2001
  • Sessional Instructor, University of Calgary, 1996-2001

Research & Teaching Specializations: Physical Anthropology; Primatology; Primate Behavioral ecology and conservation, Costa Rica

Related Experience

  • Reviewer for the American Journal of Primatology, Folia Primatolgica, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Behaviour, Current Biology, Primates, Environmental Anthropology, the Leakey Foundation, and Primate Conservation Incorporated
  • Principal Investigator, MHCs, mate choice and dispersal decisions in wild Cebus capucinus, Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica, 2011-
  • Co-Principal Investigator/Co-Director, on-going study (began in 1983) of the life history, behavioral ecology, and conservation biology of white-face capuchins in Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica, 2004
  • Co-Principal Investigator, Life history and behavioral ecology of male white-faced capuchins in Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica, 2005-
  • Prinicipal Investigator, Conservation status of cebus albifrons aequatorialis in a tropical dry forest in coastal Ecuador, 2002-2006
  • Principal Investigator, Census of Cebus albifrons and Alauatta palliata populations in the tropical dry forests of central coastal Ecuador, 2002
  • Co-Prinicpal Investigator, Long-term analysis of the effects of forest conservation and regeneration on white faced capuchin and mantled howler monkey populations in Santa Rosa National Park, Costa Rica, 1983-

Distinctions

  • Leakey Foundation Grant, 2010-2013
  • Research Enhancement Grant, Tulane University, 2006-2010
  • Faculty Summer Research Fellowship, Committee on Research, 2008
  • Margot Marsh Biodiversity Foundation Grant, Conservation International, 2003-2004
  • National Geographic Conservation Trust Grant, 2003-2004, 2004-2006
  • National Geographic Society Research Grant, 1998-2001

Languages: Spanish; French

Selected Publications

  • 2014. Jack KM, Schoof VA, Sheller CR, Rich CR, Kligelhofer PP, Fedigan LM, and Ziegler TE. "Hormonal correlates of male life history stages in wild white-faced capuchin monkeys ( Cebus capucinus )." General and Comparative Endocrinology, 195: 58-67.
  • 2013. Schoof VM and Jack KM. "The association of intergroup encounters, dominance status and fecal androgen and glucocorticoid profiles in wild male white-faced capuchins ( Cebus capucinus )." American Journal of Primatology 75: 107-115.
  • 2012. Jack KM and Campos FA. "Distribution, abundance and spatial ecology of the critically endangered Ecuadorian capuchin ( Cebus albifrons aequatroialis )." Tropical Conservation Science, 5(2): 173-191.
  • 2012. Jack KM, Sheller CR and Fedigan LM. "Social factors influencing natal dispersal in male white-faced capuchins ( Cebus capucinus )." American Journal of Primatology 74: 359-365.
  • 2011. Schoof VM, Jack KM and Carnegie SD. "Rise to power: A case study of male fecal androgen and cortisol levels before and after non-aggressive rank change in a group of wild white-faced capuchins ( Cebus capucinus ). Folia Primatologica 82: 299-307.
  • 2009. “The effects of infant births on male-female relationships in Cebus capucinus.” With Claire R. Sheller and Zdanna King. American Journal of Primatology. 71 (5): 380-383.
  • 2009. “Explaining female dispersal in a female philopatric species, Cebus capucinus.” With Fedigan LM. Behaviour. 146: 471-497.
  • 2008. “Predictors of reproductive success in female white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus).” With Fedigan LM, and Carnegie SD. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 137 (1): 82-90.
  • 2008. “The Effects of Observer Presence on the Behavior of Cebus capucinus in Costa Rica.” With Bryan B. Lenz, et al. American Journal of Primatology. 70:490-494
  • 2004. “Male dispersal patterns in white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus) Part 2: Patterns and causes of secondary dispersal.” With L. M. Fedigan. Animal Behaviour. 67 (4): 771-782.

Number of Dissertations or Theses Supervised in the Past 5 Years: 3

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