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Primate

2012 Graduate Students

Ricardo Fernandes received a B.S. in animal and veterinary science, along with a minor in biology and theatre arts, from the University of Rhode Island. He is a licensed veterinary technician and specializes in emergency and critical care medicine. His areas of interest include primate communication, primate physiology of locomotion, infant/mother interactions, and parental care. In addition, Ricardo is very interested in the welfare of captive primates. He will be analyzing fecal samples to look at population genetics of white faced saki monkeys (Pithecia) in South America. Dr. Joseph Lorenz is his thesis committee chair.

Natasha Zientek graduated with a B.A. in Anthropology from The Ohio State University. She studied community-based primate conservation focused on Tibetan macaques at Mt. Huangshan, China. Dr. Lori Sheeran was her thesis committee chair.

Zientek, Natasha, IMPACTS OF BEHAVIORAL EDUCATION ON ACTIONS AND CONSERVATION ATTITUDES OF TOURISTS AT THE VALLEY OF THE WILD MONKEYS,
MT. HUANGSHAN, CHINA / 2014

Asa Staven graduated from Montana State University majoring in Fish and Wildlife Management and minoring in Entomology.  He had a Teaching Assistantship from the Biology Department and studied the behaviors of juvenile Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana). Dr. Steven Wagner was his thesis committee chair.

Staven, Asa, INTERACTIONS BETWEEN TOURISTS AND JUVENILE TIBETAN MACAQUES (Macaca thibetana) AT MT. HUANGSHAN, CHINA / 2014

Erika Jackson Price graduated from the University of Southern California with a B.A. in Neuroscience and a minor in Jazz Music. Her primary interests are the behaviors of free-ranging primates, psychology, and music. She recorded, cataloged, and analyzed the vocalizations of Tibetan macaques at Mt. Huangshan, China. Dr. Lori Sheeran was her thesis committee chair.

Price, Erika, VOCALIZATIONS OF TIBETAN MACAQUES (Macaca thibetana) AT MT. HUANGSHAN, CHINA / 2014

Savannah Schulze

Savannah is currently a PhD student enrolled in an Anthropology program at Purdue University. Her faculty advisor was Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold.

Jensvold ML; Wilding L; Schulze SM. 2014. Signs of communication in chimpanzees. G. Witzany (Ed.), Biocommunication of Animals (pp. 7-19).  Dordrecht: Springer.

Schulze, Savannah, THE DIRECTED SCRATCH GESTURE: A REFERENTIAL GESTURE IN CHIMPANZEES / 2014

RyAnn StaffordFaculty Advisor: Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold
Amanda Carner

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold

Carner, Amanda, Gesture sequence in captive orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus) / 2014

Kaeley SullinsFaculty Advisor: Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold
Tony Carr

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Marte Fallshore

Carr, Tony, EMPATHY: A POSSIBLE LINK BETWEEN CHARISMATIC MEGAFAUNA AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN / 2014