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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.

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