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Gregory E Blomquist

Associate Professor
Missouri State University

Gregory E Blomquist


Gregory E Blomquist during 2000–2007 PhD, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, biological anthropology. Thesis title: Quantitative genetics of life history microevolution in the Cayo Santiago rhesus macaques Advisor: Steven R. Leigh; 1996–2000 BA, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio, summa cum laude. majors in general biology and history; 1992–1996 Diploma, Lafayette High School, Lexington, Kentucky.

Research Interest

Primatology, Evolutionary Biology, Quantitative genetics, semi-free ranging, Rank-related fitness differences.


  • Lawler RR and Blomquist GE. 2010. Multivariate selection theory in primatology: an introduction. Open Anthropology Journal 3: 206–229. doi:10.2174/1874912701003010206.

  • Blomquist GE, Sade DS, and Berard JD. 2011. Rank-related fitness differences and their demographic pathways in semi-free ranging rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). International Journal of Primatology 31: 193–208. doi:10.1007/s10764-010-9461-z.

  • Blomquist GE and Turnquist JE. 2011. Selection on adult female body size in rhesus macaques. Journal of Human Evolution 60: 677–683. doi:10.1016/j.jhevol.2010.05.010.

  • Blomquist GE. 2012. Female age of first reproduction at Cayo Santiago: heritability and shared environments. In: Wang Q (ed.) Bones, Genetics, and Behavior of Rhesus Macaques (Macaca mulatta): Cayo Santiago and Beyond. New York: Springer, chap. 9. 195–208. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-1046-1.

  • Blomquist GE. 2013. Quantitative genetic perspectives on female macaque life histories: Heritability, plasticity, and trade-offs. In: Klancy K, Hinde K, and Rutherford J (eds.) Building Babies: Primate Development in Proximate and Ultimate Perspective. New York: Springer, chap. 20. 495–480. doi:10.1007/978-1-4614-4060-4.

  • Blomquist GE. 2013. Maternal effects on offspring mortality in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). American Journal of Primatology 75: 238–251. doi:10.1002/ajp.22117.

  • Blomquist GE and Williams LE. 2013. Quantitative genetics of costly neonatal sexual size dimorphism in squirrel monkeys (Saimiri boliviensis). Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26: 756–765. doi:10.1111/jeb.12096.

  • Bailey DH, Walker RS, Blomquist G, Hill KR, Hurtado AM, and Geary DC. 2013. Heritability and fitness correlates of personality in the ache, a natural-fertility population in paraguay. PLoS ONE 8: e59325. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0059325.

  • Blomquist GE and Brent LJN. 2014. Applying quantitative genetics methods to primate social behavior. International Journal of Primatology 35: 108–128. doi:10.1007/s10764-013-9709-5.

  • Ahsan MH and Blomquist GE. in press. Modeling variation in early life mortality in the western lowland gorilla: genetic, maternal, and other effects. American Journal of Primatology.

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