Caitlin L. Barale           


I received my B.S. with highest honors in Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology from the University of California, Davis in 2009 (CV). I am currently a doctoral candidate in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University, under the mentorship of Dr. Jeanne Altmann and Dr. Dan Rubenstein. My research focuses on the development of male-male social bonds in wild juvenile geladas (Theropithicus gelada). This work, done in collaboration with Dr. Jacinta Beehner, Dr. Thore Bergman and the University of Michigan Gelada Research Project, follows a group of juvenile males from infancy into peer groups, and onwards to all-male bachelor groups. We combine behavioral observations in the field, social network analysis, and non-invasive hormone analysis to examine how social relationships are formed during early life and change as individuals mature.


photo by Clay Wilton, 2010

Princeton University

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

113C Eno Hall/405 Guyot Hall

Princeton, NJ 08540