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Primate

Graduate Program 2011 Student Cohort

Alexander DuVall-Lash received his B.S. in Evolutionary Anthropology from the University of Michigan. He studied the impact of tourism on stress-indicating behaviors in Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) at Mt. Huangshan, China. Dr. Lori Sheeran was his thesis committee chair. Alex is currently a caregiver at Born Free Wildlife Sanctuary. He will move to Nanyang Technological University in 2014 to start a PhD program under the supervision of Dr. Michael Gumert.

DuVall-Lash, Alex, Effect of human noise on stress-indicating behaviors of Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) at Mt. Huangshan, China / 2013

Jennifer Humphreys received her B.A. in Anthropology with an emphasis on Biological Anthropology from Humboldt State University. She is interested in conservation population genetics, comparative skeletal anatomy, behavioral ecology, and ethnoprimatology. Dr. Joseph Lorenz is her thesis committee chair.
Susie Keenan received her B.S. in Psychology from Rochester Institute of Technology.  She works as the Chimpanzee Human Communication Institute and is interested in gestural communication and American Sign Language. Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold is her thesis committee chair.
Meg Mas received a B.S. in Primate Behavior and a B.A. in Psychology from Central Washington University. She works at the Chimpanzee Human Communication Institute and is interested in imaginary play in nonhuman primates. Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold is her thesis committee chair.

Alex Pritchard received his B.S. in Biology from the University of New South Wales. He was primarily interested in the social behaviors and social interactions of all primates, but also in bolstering their protection, preservation, and recognition. His thesis entailed the measurement of personality traits in Tibetan macaques at Mt.Huangshan, China. Dr. Lori Sheeran was his thesis committee chair. Alex is currently a graduate student in the anthropology department at Rutgers University studying under Dr. Ryne Palombit.

Pritchard, Alexander J., Discriminating behaviors to measure personality traits in free-ranging Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) / 2013

Pritchard A; Sheeran LK; Gabriel K; Li JH; Wagner RS. 2014. Behaviors that predict personality components in adult free-ranging Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana). Current Zoology 60(3):362-372.

Leah Usui received a B.S. in Evolution and Ecology, and Anthropology from The Ohio State University. She was interested in the effect of site management styles and ecotourism impact on Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) at Mt. Huangshan, China. Dr. Lori Sheeran was her thesis committee chair. Leah is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program at Hiroshima University, where she is continuing her studies of human/nonhuman interactions.

Usui, Rie, Behaviors of park rangers and their effects on Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) at Mt. Huangshan, China / 2013

Lisa Wilding received her B.A. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She works at the Chimpanzee Human Communication Institute and is interested in gorilla communication. Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold is her thesis committee chair.