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Bobbi Low

Research Affiliate, Population Studies Center.

Professor, School of Natural Resources & Environment.

Ph.D., University of Texas-Austin

Dr Low's research focuses on evolutionary biology and its applications to fertility behavior in human and non-human populations. She is currently working on applications of evolutionary psychology to the study of sexual attitudes and behavior in Thailand.

Recent Publications


Low, Bobbi. 2015. Why Sex Matters: A Darwinian Look at Human Behavior, Revised Edition. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Braude, Stan, and Bobbi Low. 2010. An Introduction to Methods & Models in Ecology, Evolution, & Conservation Biology. Princeton: Princeton University Press. Abstract. Public Access.

Journal Articles

Low, Bobbi. 2015. "The Behavioral Ecology of Resource Consumption: Why Being Green is So Hard." Human Ethology Bulletin, 29(2): 3-26. Abstract.

Hazel, Ashley, Betsy Foxman, and Bobbi Low. Online Access 2014. "Herpes simplex virus type 2 among mobile pastoralists in northwestern Namibia." Annals of Human Biology, . DOI. Abstract.

Low, Bobbi, N. Parker, A. Hazel, and K. Welch. 2013. "Life Expectancy, Fertility, and Women's Lives: A Life-History Perspective." Cross-Cultural Research, 47(2): 198-225. DOI. Abstract.

Wakeley, John, Léandra King, Bobbi Low, and Sohini Ramachandran. 2012. "Gene Genealogies Within a Fixed Pedigree, and the Robustness of Kingman’s Coalescent." Genetics, 191(4): 1433-1445. PMCID: PMC3316654. DOI. Abstract.

An, L., Daniel Brown, J.I. Nassauer, and Bobbi Low. 2011. "Variations in development of exurban residential landscapes: Timing, location, and driving forces." Journal of Land Use Science, 6(1): 13-32. DOI. Abstract.

Shenk, M.K., M.B. Mulder, J. Beise, G. Clark, W. Irons, D. Leonetti, Bobbi Low, S. Bowles, T. Hertz, A. Bell, and P. Piraino. 2010. "Intergenerational Wealth Transmission among Agriculturalists Foundations of Agrarian Inequality." Current Anthropology, 51(1): 65-83. DOI. Abstract.

Mulder, M.B., S. Bowles, T. Hertz, A. Bell, J. Beise, G. Clark, I. Fazzio, M. Gurven, K. Hill, P.L. Hooper, W. Irons, Hillard Kaplan, D. Leonetti, Bobbi Low, F.W. Marlowe, R. McElreath, S. Naidu, D. Nolin, P. Piraino, R. Quinlan, E. Schniter, R. Sear, M. Shenk, E.A. Smith, C. von Rueden, and P. Wiessner. 2009. "Intergenerational Wealth Transmission and the Dynamics of Inequality in Small-Scale Societies." Science, 326(5953): 682-688. PMCID: PMC2792081. DOI. Abstract.

Zellner, M.L., S.E. Page, W. Rand, Daniel Brown, D.T. Robinson, J. Nassauer, and Bobbi Low. 2009. "The emergence of zoning policy games in exurban jurisdictions: Informing collective action theory." Land Use Policy, 26(2): 356-367. DOI. Abstract.

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