Stacey Tecot


University of Arizona

Poste occupé:
Associate Professor of Anthropology and the Director of the Laboratory for the Evolutionary Endocrinology of Primates (LEEP)


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EcologyLemur Medicine/Biomedical assessementParasites

Stacey Tecot is an Associate Professor of Anthropology and the Director of the Laboratory for the Evolutionary Endocrinology of Primates (LEEP) at the University of Arizona. She uses a combination of field and lab methods to understand how social and physical environments shape the behavior and physiology of humans and non-human primates. She is a primate behavioral ecologist and conservationist whose research examines the influence of climate and habitat disturbance on hormones, behavior, and distribution; the effects of dispersal patterns on male sociality and cooperation; hormonal correlates of infant care and cooperation; and social, kinship, and ecological influences on the gut microbiome. Her field research takes places in Madagascar, including Ranomafana National Park, Tsinjoarivo, and Kirindy Mitea National Park, and she also works collaboratively with other researchers on studies of humans, dogs, and monkeys.

Domaines d’expertise/Area of expertise: Ecology, Disease/Parasites, Reproduction, Social Systems

Espèces étudiées / Species: Eulemur rubriventer (I have also worked with Propithecus diadema, P. edwardsi, Microcebus murinus, Prolemur simus)

1. Tecot, S and Baden, A. (In press). Profiling caregivers: Hormonal variation underlying allomaternal care in wild red-bellied lemurs. Special Issue. Physiology and Behavior.

2.  Raulo, A, Ruokolainen, L, Hanski, I, Lane, A, Baden, A, Amato, K, Knight, R, Leigh S, Stumpf R, White, B, Neson, K, Tecot, S. (In press, expected December 2017). Social behavior and gut microbiota in red-bellied lemurs: In search of the role of immunity in the evolution of sociality. Journal of Animal Ecology

3.  Kamilar, JM, Tecot, SR. (2016). Anthropogenic and climatic effects on the distribution of Eulemur species: A niche modeling approach. Special Issue: New Research Directions in the Genus Eulemur. International Journal of Primatology. 37:47-68. DOI: 10.1007/s10764-015-9875-8

4.  Tecot, S, Singletary, B, Eadie, E. (2016). Why “monogamy” isn’t good enough. American Journal of Primatology, Special Issue on Monogamy. 78(3): 340-354. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.22412

5. Tecot, S. (2013). Variable energetic strategies in disturbed and undisturbed rain forest habitats: fecal cortisol levels in southeastern Madagascar. In: J. Masters, M. Gamba, F. Génin, R. Tuttle, eds. Leaping Ahead: Advances in Prosimian Biology. (Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects). New York: Springer. Pp. 185-195. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-4511-1_21

6. Tecot, S, Gerber, B, King, S, Verdolin, J, Wright, PC. (2013). Risky business: Sex ratio, mortality, and group transfer in Propithecus edwardsi in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar. Behavioral Ecology. 24: 987-996. DOI: 10.1093/beheco/art008

7. Tecot, S, Baden, A, *Romine, N., Kamilar, J. (2013). Reproductive strategies and infant care in Malagasy primates. In: Clancy KBH, Hinde K, Rutherford JN (eds) Building babies: Primate development in proximate and ultimate perspective (Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects). New York: Springer. Pp. 321-359. DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4614-4060-4_15

8. Tecot, S and *Romine, N. (2012). Leading ladies: Leadership of group movements in a pair-living, co-dominant, monomorphic primate across reproductive stages and fruit availability seasons. American Journal of Primatology. 74:591-601. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.22011

9.   Tecot, S, Baden, A, *Romine, N, Kamilar, J. (2012). Infant parking and nesting, not allomaternal care, influence Malagasy primate life histories. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 66:1375-1386. DOI: 10.1007/s00265-012-1393-5

10. Tecot, S.  (2010). It’s all in the timing: Out of season births and infant survival in Eulemur rubriventer. International Journal of Primatology. 31(5): 715-735. DOI:10.1007/s10764-010-9423-5.