University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Department of Anthropology

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Elizabeth K Mallott

Graduate Student

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Published Abstracts

  • EK Mallott. 2012. Influences of natural and anthropogenic landscape features on ranging patterns of white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus). American Journal of Physical Anthropology 147(S54): 201.
  • EK Mallott, NA Bowling, CS Ionica, EA Kerschner, ML Miller, MFSX Novak, KL Robbins, and SJ Suomi. 2010. Effect of number of close relatives on infant developmental milestones in socially housed Macaca mulatta. American Journal of Primatology 72(S1): 58.
  • JC Songrady, MFSX Novak, AM Ruggiero, EK Mallott, NA Bowling, ML Miller, EA Kerschner, K Synnestvedt, SJ Suomi. 2010. Temperament development and sex differences in rhesus macaque infants (Macaca mulatta) across different testing environments. American Journal of Primatology 72(S1): 53.
  • NA Bowling, EK Mallott, MFSX Novak, ML Miller, GP Sackett, SJ Suomi, KL Robbins, CS Ionica. 2009. Differential pregnancy experiences and postnatal outcomes may indicate individual differences in fetal responses to maternal psychological challenge in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). American Journal of Primatology 71(S1): 46.
  • EK Mallott, MFSX Novak, KL Robbins, CS Ionica, ML Miller, EA Kerschner, and SJ Suomi. 2008. Development of infant-mother independence in Macaca mulatta housed in modified nuclear-family housing. American Journal of Primatology 70(S1): 33.


  • EK Mallott. Patterns of travel route and feeding site use in white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus). Presented at the 2011 annual Tinker Workshop, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • EK Mallott. Patterns of travel and feeding site use in white-faced capuchins. Poster presented at the 2011 annual Midwest Primate Interest Group meeting.
  • EK Mallott and M Heavner. Nightly foraging patterns of bats on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. Poster presented at the 2005 annual North American Symposium on Bat Research.


Elizabeth Mallott is a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Elizabeth is a biological anthropologist interested in foraging strategies and decision-making in primates.  Her planned dissertation research will examine the influences of resource availability, nutrient balancing and social bonds on subgroup size and composition in white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus) at La Suerte Biological Field Station in northeastern Costa Rica.


  • 2010-present: PhD student, Department of Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • 2006: BA, Biology with honors and BA Music with honors, Grinnell College


  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, September 2011 to August 2014
  • Department of Anthropology Summer Research Assistance Award, Summer 2011
  • Tinker Field Research Grant, Summer 2011
  • Intramural Research Training Award Fellowship, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, November 2007 to August 2010