Urs Kalbitzer is the author of research in BMC Evolutionary Biology on the genetic foundation of aggression in baboons. Here, he writes about baboons and why… Read more »
Urs Kalbitzer did his PhD at the German Primate Center (DPZ) and the University of Göttingen, Germany, studying interspecific differences in behavior, hormones, and genetics among baboons. After completing his PhD, he moved to Canada where is currently an Eyes High Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology at the University of Calgary. His current research focuses on the social evolution of primates with a focus on proximate and ultimate causes for species differences in competition and cooperation.