Emory University, Anthropology & Human Biology, BS summa cum laude 1997
Harvard University, Anthropology, MA 2000
Harvard University, Anthropology, PhD 2005
Dissertation: “Endocrinology and Ecology of Wild Female Chimpanzee Reproduction”
Reproductive ecology, behavioral endocrinology, primate behavioral ecology, evolution of human behavior, life history.
M Emery Thompson, 2013. Comparative reproductive energetics of human and non-human primates. Annual Review of Anthropology 42:287-304.
M Emery Thompson, 2013. Reproductive ecology of wild female chimpanzees. American Journal of Primatology 75:222-237.
M Emery Thompson, MN Muller, SM Kahlenberg, and RW Wrangham, 2010. Dynamics of social and energetic stress in wild female chimpanzees. Hormones and Behavior 58:440-449.
SW Gangestad, L Merriman, M Emery Thompson, 2010. Men's oxidative stress, fluctuating asymmetry, and physical attractiveness. Animal Behaviour 80:1005-1013.
CD Knott, M Emery Thompson, RM Stumpf, and M McIntyre, 2010. Female reproductive strategies in orangutans, evidence for female choice and infanticide counterstrategies in a species with frequent sexual coercion. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 277:105-113.
JF Benenson, H Markovitz, M Emery Thompson, and RW Wrangham, 2009. Strength determines coalitional strategies in humans. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 276:2589-2595.
M Emery Thompson, and CD Knott, 2008. Urinary C-peptide of insulin as a non-invasive measure of energy balance in wild orangutans. Hormones and Behavior 53:526-535.
M Emery Thompson, JH Jones, AE Pusey, S Brewer-Marsden, J Goodall, D Marsden, T Matsuzawa, T Nishida, V Reynolds, Y Sugiyama, and RW Wrangham, 2007. Aging and fertility patterns in wild chimpanzees provide insights into the evolution of menopause. Current Biology 17:2150-2156.
M Emery Thompson, SM Kahlenberg, IC Gilby, and RW Wrangham, 2007. Core area quality is associated with variance in reproductive success in chimpanzees at Kanyawara, Kibale National Park. Animal Behaviour 73:501-512.
MN Muller, SK Kahlenberg, M Emery Thompson, and RW Wrangham, 2007. Male coercion and the costs of promiscuous mating in chimpanzees. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 274:1009-1014.