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Iulia Bădescu


Professeure adjointe

Faculté des arts et des sciences - Département d'anthropologie

Pavillon Lionel-Groulx office C-3022

514 343-7568

Education Programs

  • Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences Literature and Languages
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences


  • ANT1511 Évolution et comportement humain
  • ANT6810 Séminaire d'anthropologie

Areas of Expertise

Research projects Expand all Collapse all

Infant feeding and nutritional development correlates of fitness components in wild chimpanzees Projet de recherche au Canada / 2017 - 2020

Lead researcher : Iulia Bădescu
Funding sources: The Leakey Foundation
Grant programs:

Publications Expand all Collapse all


I, Watts D, Katzenberg MA and Sellen D. 2016. Alloparenting

is associated with reduced maternal lactation effort and faster weaning in wild

chimpanzees. Royal Society Open Science 3:

160577DOI: 10.1098/rsos.160577


I, Katzenberg MA, Watts D and Sellen D. 2016. A

novel fecal stable isotope approach to determine the timing of age-related

feeding transitions in wild infant chimpanzees. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 162: 285-299DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.23116



EC, Macdonald LJ, Fox SA, Vayro JV, Crotty A and Sicotte P. 2016. Infanticide

pressure accelerates infant development in a wild primate. Animal Behaviour 114: 231-239 DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2016.02.013


I, Sicotte P, Ting N and Wikberg EC. 2015. Female parity, maternal

kinship, infant age and sex influence natal attraction and infant handling in a

wild colobine (Colobus vellerosus).

American Journal of Primatology 77:

376-387 DOI:


Sicotte P, Teichroeb JA, Vayro JV, Fox SA, Bădescu I and Wikberg EC. 2015. The

influence of male takeovers on female dispersal in Colobus vellerosus. American

Journal of Primatology DOI: 10.1002/ajp.22436

Wikberg EC, Teichroeb JA, Bădescu I and Sicotte P. 2013. Individualistic

female dominance hierarchies with varying strength in a highly folivorous

population of black-and-white colobus. Behaviour

150: 295-320 DOI:


Teichroeb JA, Wikberg EC, Bădescu I, Macdonald LJ and Sicotte P. 2012.

Infanticide risk and male quality influence optimal group composition for Colobus vellerosus. Behavioral Ecology 23(6): 1348-1359 DOI:


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