CUNY, 1995. Full Curator, Primates, Department of Mammals, Bronx Zoo/Wildlife
Conservation Society. Adjunct Professor, City University of New York, PhD
Program in Anthropology. Affiliate Faculty, CUNY/NYCEP (New York Consortium
of Evolutionary Primatologists) Program. Affiliate Scientist, Wisconsin
Regional Primate Research Center, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Other
Primate socioendocrinology; primate behavior, reproduction
and evolutionary history (Cercopithecidae); conservation biology.
interests are in exploring the proximate and ultimate mechanisms influencing
reproduction in primates, particularly in catarrhine primates. To date,
my research has been focused on the various physiological mechanisms that
produce disruptions in female reproductive functioning and what role this
may have had in the evolution of reproductive strategies. My aim is to
look at the various ways social behavior can influence reproduction in
order to reveal whether there are common neuroendocrine mechanisms operating
in different species as an adaptation to group living.
Publications and Presentations
"Shade Coffee Plantations as Wildlife Refuge for Mantled Howler Monkeys
(Alouatta palliata) in Nicaragua" in Primates in Fragments,
L. Marsh, ed. New York: Plenum Press.
"Ecology and Conservation of Mantled Howling Monkeys in the Shade Coffee
Plantations of Mombacho Volcano, Nicaragua." 16th Annual Meeting, Society
for Conservation Biology, University of Kent at Canterbury, U.K.
"Ranging Behavior of Nicaraguan Howling Monkeys (Alouatta palliata)
as Evidence of Within-Group Competition," American Journal of Physical
Anthropology. Supplement. 34:166.
"Composición y Fenología de la Comunidad de Árboles
en el Cafetal con Sombra de la Hacienda La Luz, Volcán Mombacho,
Nicaragua." Fifth Congress of the Mesoamerican Society of Biology and
Conservation, San Salvador. El Salvador. October.
"Territorios y Patrones de Movimiento del Mono Aullador (Alouatta
palliata) en un Cafetal con Sombra del Volcán Mombacho, Nicaragua."
Fifth Congress of the Mesoamerican Society of Biology and Conservation,
San Salvador. El Salvador. October.
"Population and Habitat Assessment of Mantled Howling Monkeys (Alouatta
palliata) Living on Shade Coffee Plantations Surrounding Mombacho
Volano Nature Reserve, Nicaragua," American Journal of Primatology.
"Ranging Behavior of Howling Monkeys (Alouatta palliata) in Mombacho
Volcano, Nicaragua: A GIS-Based Approach," American Journal of Primatology.
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