Sleeping site seletion of Bale monkeys (Chlorocebus djamdjamensis) at Kokosa forest fragment in southern Ethiopia
Sleeping site selection is an important aspect in primate behavioural ecology, where safe sleeping sites and trees are crucial for individual survival and fitness. Several hypotheses have been proposed for sleeping site selection of many primate species. Nothing is know, however, about the sleeping site selection of the little-known, endemic, bamboo-eating Bale monkeys in southern Ethiopia...read more
Mating strategies and reproductive endocrinology of female lowland woolly monkeys (Lagothrix logotricha poeppigii): Implications for female mate choice in a promiscuous primate.
Research update: Woolly monkey mating season and the perks of field work in the Amazon rainforest.
The Amazon is a notoriously wet and humid place, I mean it's called a RAINforest afterall. However, between the months of July and August our field site recieves the least amount of rainfall of the year and it can get really hot! Perhaps this is why our study subjects, Woolly monkeys...read more
Adaptations for insectivory in digestive enzymes of new world primates.
My research looks at enzymes that are produced in the guts of primates. All animals produce these enzymes to help them digest the foods they eat and I am trying to figure out if different primates have specialized enzymes depending on what foods they eat on a regular basis. ...read more