Margaret A. Stanton

Postdoctoral Scientist
Faculty: Research Staff
SEH (800 2nd St.) 6980
Phone: 202-994-6186

Areas of Expertise

Behavioral ecology, social behavior, maternal behavior, infant development, social network analysis.

Along with colleagues in Dr. Carson Murray’s Primate Behavioral Ecology Lab, Dr. Stanton investigates maternal behavior and offspring outcomes in the wild chimpanzees of Gombe National Park, Tanzania.


Ph.D. 2011, Georgetown University (Biology)
B.S. 2004, University of Maryland-College Park


2016  O;Malley, R., M.A. Stanton, I. Gilby, E.V. Lonsdorf, A.E. Pusey, A.C.  Markham, C.M. Murray. “Patterns of faunivory across reproductive states and rank in wild female chimpanzees," Journal of Human Evolution 90, 16-28.

2014  Stanton, M.A., E.V. Lonsdorf, A.E. Pusey, J. Goodall, C.M. Murray. "Maternal behavior by birth order in wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): Increased investment by first-time mothers," Current Anthropology 55: 483-489.

2012  Hirsch, B.T., M.A. Stanton, J.E. Maldonado. "Kinship shapes affiliative social networks but not aggression in ring-tailed coatis," PLoS ONE 7(5), article e37301.

2011  Stanton, M.A., Q.A. Gibson, J. Mann. "When mum's away: A study of mother and calf ego networks during separation in wild bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops sp.)," Animal Behaviour 83: 405-412.


Classes Taught

Anth 1005: Biological Bases of Human Behavior


Last updated July 19, 2017