Conservation & Science Staff Bios

Stacy Rosenbaum, Ph.D.

  Behavioral Endocrinology Postdoctoral Fellow
Davee Center for Epidemiology and Endocrinology


  • Ph.D. – Biological Anthropology, University of California–Los Angeles

About Stacy Rosenbaum

Stacy Rosenbaum is a biological anthropologist interested in the evolutionary origins of social behavior. Her dissertation at the University of California, Los Angeles focused on paternal care and the relationships between wild adult male gorillas and the young animals in their social groups. In 2014 she started a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship at the zoo’s Davee Center for Epidemiology and Endocrinology. There she studies the physiological correlates of male parenting in the wild mountain gorilla population monitored at the Karisoke Research Center in northwest Rwanda.

Stacy is very interested in science education and outreach. She enjoys teaching children and adults alike about the importance of field science, what we can learn from studying great ape behavior, and how everyone can contribute to conservation of endangered species and habitats.

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Rosenbaum S, Hirwa JP, Silk JB, Vigilant L, & Stoinski TS. 2015. Male rank, not paternity, predicts male–immature relationships in mountain gorillas, Gorilla beringei beringei. Animal Behaviour 104, 13–24.

Rosenbaum S, Silk JB, & Stoinski TS. 2011. Male-immature relationships in multi-male groups of mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei). American Journal of Primatology 71, 1-10.

Stoinski TS, Rosenbaum S, Ngaboyamahina T, Vecellio V, Ndagijimana F, & Fawcett K. 2009. Patterns of male reproductive behavior in multi-male groups of mountain gorillas: examining theories of reproductive skew. Behaviour 146(9), 1193-1215.

Stoinski TS, Vecellio V, Ngaboyamahina T, Ndagijimana F, Rosenbaum S, & Fawcett K. 2009. Proximate factors influencing dispersal decisions in male mountain gorillas. Animal Behaviour 77(5), 1155-1164.