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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

Areas of Expertise

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Ontogénie du toilettage social chez les chimpanzés sauvages (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) à Ngogo en Ouganda : effets de l'âge et du sexe des petits et de la parité maternelle Thèses et mémoires dirigés / 2020 - 2020
Graduate : Desruelle, Kelly
Cycle : Master's
Grade : M. Sc.
Thèses et mémoires dirigés
Stages et autres supervisions

Research projects Expand all Collapse all

Les trajectoires alimentaires des nourrissons et leur influence sur la valeur sélective des hominidés : le cas des chimpanzés Projet de recherche au Canada / 2020 - 2023

Lead researcher : Iulia Bădescu
Funding sources: FRQNT/Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies (FQRNT)
Grant programs: PVXXXXXX-(NC) Établissement de la relève professorale

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:

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Journal Articles

Badescu I, Watts DP, Katzenberg MA, Sellen DW (2022) Maternal lactational investment is higher for sons in chimpanzees. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology. 76:44

Stead SM, Badescu I, Boonstra R (2022) Of mammals and milk: how maternal stress affects nursing offspring. Mammal Review. 52:129-147

Stead SM, Badescu I, Raboin DL, Sicotte P, Rothman JM, Baden AL, Teichroeb JA (2021). High levels of infant handling by adult males in Rwenzori Angolan colobus (Colobus angolensis ruwenzorii) compared to two closely related species, C. guereza and C. vellerosus. Primates. 62:637-646

Badescu I, Sicotte P, Sandel AA, Desruelle KJ, Curteanu C, Watts DP and Sellen DW. (2020). Premasticated food transfer by wild chimpanzee mothers with their infants: Effects of maternal parity, infant age and sex, and food properties. Journal of Human Evolution. 143: 102794. 

Badescu I, Katzenberg MA, Watts D, Sellen D. (2017). 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: 285-299.

Badescu I, Watts D, Katzenberg MA, Sellen D. (2016). Alloparenting is associated with reduced maternal lactation effort and faster weaning in wild chimpanzees. Royal Society Open Science. 3(160577).

Badescu I, Wikberg EC, Macdonald LJ, Fox SA, Vayro JV, Crotty A, Sicotte P. (2016). Infanticide pressure accelerates infant development in a wild primate. Animal Behaviour. 114: 231-239.

Badescu I, Sicotte P, Ting N, 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. 76: 376-387.

Sicotte P, Teichroeb JA, Vayro JV, Fox SA, Badescu I, Wikberg EC. (2015). The influence of male takeovers on female dispersal in Colobus vellerosus. American Journal of Primatology. 79

Wikberg EC, Teichroeb JA, Badescu I, Sicotte P. (2013). Individualistic female dominance hierarchies with varying strength in a highly folivorous population of black-and-white colobus. Behaviour. 150: 295-320.

Teichroeb JA, Wikberg EC, Badescu I, Macdonald LJ, Sicotte P. (2012). Infanticide risk and male quality influence optimal group composition for Colobus vellerosus. Behavioral Ecology. 23(6): 1348-1359.

Book Chapters

Badescu I. (2018). The attainment of independence from the mother in primates and its implications for the evolution of cooperative breeding in hominins. Luef E, Marin M. The talking species: Perspectives on the evolutionary, neuronal, and cultural foundations of language. : 165-191. Uni-Press Verlag, Graz, Austria.

Badescu D, Roman H, Badescu I. (2018). Southern Carpathians: Pârgavului Cave. Ponta GM, Onac BP. Cave and Karst Systems of Romania. : 143-148. Published, Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

Encyclopedia Entries

Stead S, Mucha S and Badescu I. (2020). Alloparental Care. Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior. : 1-7. Springer International Publishing (Cham), Editors: J. Vonk & T. Shackelford.

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