Martin Muller

Graduate Faculty Advisor, Evolutionary Anthropology; Co-Director, Comparative Human and Primate Physiology Center

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Evolutionary Anthropology

(505) 990-8377
Curriculum vitae

Recent Courses:

  • Evolution and Human Emergence (ANTH 150)
  • Human Biology (ANTH 350)


BA (summa cum laude), University of Southern California (1994)

PhD, University of Southern California (2002)
Dissertation: “Endocrine Aspects of Aggression and Dominance in Chimpanzees of the Kibale Forest”


Primate behavioral ecology, reproductive ecology, behavioral and reproductive endocrinology

Recent Publications:

MN Muller, RW Wrangham and DR Pilbeam, eds. 2017. Chimpanzees and HumanEvolution. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, MA.

MN Muller. 2017. Testosterone and reproductive effort in male primates. Hormones and Behavior. 91: 36-51.

M Emery Thompson, MN Muller, K Sabbi, ZP Machanda, E Otali & RW Wrangham. 2016. Faster reproductive rates trade off against offspring growth in wild chimpanzees. PNAS. 113: 7780-7785.

LC Alvarado, MN Muller, M Emery Thompson, M Klimek, I Nenko & G Jasienska. 2015. The Paternal Provisioning Hypothesis: Effects of workload and testosterone production on men’s musculature. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 158: 19-35.

MN Muller and RW Wrangham, 2014. Mortality rates among Kanyawara chimpanzees. Journal of Human Evolution 66: 107-114.

MN Muller and M Emery Thompson, 2012. Mating, parenting and male reproductive strategies. In JC Mitani, J Call, PM Kappeler, RA Palombit & JB Silk, eds., Evolution of Primate Societies. University of Chicago Press: Chicago, IL.

MN Muller, M Emery Thompson, S Kahlenberg and RW Wrangham, 2011. Sexual coercion by male chimpanzees shows that female choice may be more apparent than real. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 65: 921-933.

MN Muller and RW Wrangham, eds. 2009. Sexual Coercion in Primates: An Evolutionary Perspective on Male Aggression Against Females. Harvard University Press: Cambridge, MA.

MN Muller, F Marlowe, R Bugumba and PT Ellison, 2009. Testosterone and paternal care in East African foragers and pastoralists. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 276: 347-354.

MN Muller, S Kahlenberg, M Emery Thompson and RW Wrangham, 2007. Male coercion and the costs of promiscuous mating for female chimpanzees. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 274: 1009-1014.