University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Elizabeth K Mallott


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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