CWUNewsNewshttps://www.cwu.edu/primate/newsen-usRethinking Dominance Rank in Non-Human Primateshttps://www.cwu.edu/primate/node/2653Wed, 19 Sep 2018 11:59:39<p>In a new study out this week in Scientific Reports, CWU alum <a href="https://anthropology.wustl.edu/people/jake-funkhouser" target="_blank">Jake Funkhouser</a> (Primate Behavior &amp; Ecology B.S. and Primate Behavior M.S.) talks about the challenges of capturing a clear picture of dominance in primates. Using data collected from <a href="http://chimpsnw.org" target="_blank">Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest</a> and field data from Tibetan macaques living in Mt. Huangshan, China, Funkhouser and co-authors&nbsp;<a href="https://www.cwu.edu/anthropology/jessica-mayhew" target="_blank">Mayhew</a>, <a href="https://www.cwu.edu/anthropology/lori-sheeran" target="_blank">Sheeran</a>, <a href="https://chimpsnw.org/about-us/the-humans/staff/" target="_blank">Mulcahy</a>, and Li highlight the challenges primatologists face when trying to capture the structure of a complex and dynamic social system.</p><p><em>"These results do not just speak to the structures of dominance and their social correlates in these two primate groups but also contribute to broader considerations of how to define, measure, test, and validate dominance as a construct."</em></p><p><a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-32243-2" target="_blank">For more, visit Scientific Reports</a>.</p>CWU Alums Use Genetics to Study Chimp Dispersalhttps://www.cwu.edu/primate/node/2649Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:07:25<p>In an article in the <em>American Journal of Primatology</em>, CWU alums <a href="https://www.eva.mpg.de/primat/staff/maureen-mc-carthy/index.html?Fsize=0%252C%252B%2540" target="_blank">Dr. Maureen McCarthy</a> and Ph.D. candidate <a href="https://www.eva.mpg.de/primat/staff/jack-lester/index.html?Fsize=0%27A%3D0" target="_blank">Jack Lester</a>&nbsp;assess gene flow in wild chimpanzees in Uganda. Such genetic studies help determine how forest fragmentation impacts the genetic diversity, density, and dispersal patterns of these populations, which is important information for conservation and habitat restoration.</p><table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 650px"><tbody><tr><td style="text-align: left; vertical-align: top; width: 225px;"><a href="https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ajp.22902?af=R" target="_blank"><strong>Read the full article in AJP:</strong></a></td><td><img alt="" src="https://www.cwu.edu/primate/sites/cts.cwu.edu.primate/files/images/McCarthy%202018%20Abstract.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 326px; border-width: 0px; border-style: solid;"></td></tr></tbody></table><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></table align="left" border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width: 650px"></td style="text-align: left; vertical-align: top; width: 225px;">PBE and the Pacific Primate Sanctuaryhttps://www.cwu.edu/primate/node/2648Wed, 25 Jul 2018 11:17:04<p>PBE/Biology graduate Holly Roberts (class of '17) spent this past year in a Resident Internship at the Pacific Primate Sanctuary in Maui, Hawaii. She has since moved on to graduate school, but her experience at the sanctuary is captured in her farewell letter, published in the July 2018 newsletter.</p><p><a href="/primate/sites/cts.cwu.edu.primate/files/documents/Pacific%20Primate%20Sanctuary%20Primate%20Update%20July%202018.pdf" target="_blank">Read here about Holly's time at PPS caring for Neotropical primates and to learn more about the work and mission of PPS.&nbsp;</a></p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="/primate/sites/cts.cwu.edu.primate/files/documents/Pacific%20Primate%20Sanctuary%20Primate%20Update%20July%202018.pdf" target="_blank"><img alt="Pacific primate sanctuary newsletter header" src="/primate/sites/cts.cwu.edu.primate/files/images/PPS%20Newsletter%20Header.png" style="width: 400px; height: 124px; border-width: 1px; border-style: solid;"></a></p></p style="text-align: center;">CSNW Expansion Featured in Ellensburg Daily Recordhttps://www.cwu.edu/primate/node/2647Wed, 11 Jul 2018 12:04:33<p>The Daily Record featured a story on <a href="https://chimpsnw.org/">Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest's</a> expansion project over the weekend. <a href="https://www.dailyrecordnews.com/news/improvements-planned-at-chimpanzee-sanctuary/article_f800143f-4e9d-59fd-9d0f-286fe6c35391.html">Read here to find out</a> what this new construction means for the Cle Elum Seven, the humans that care for them, and for CWU's Primate Behavior and Ecology program.&nbsp;</p>Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold interviewed in LA Timeshttps://www.cwu.edu/primate/node/2644Mon, 25 Jun 2018 19:03:30<p>Dr. Jensvold is interviewed in the LA Times article entitled "What it's like to be interviewed for a job by Koko the gorilla: 'She had a lot to say'"</p><p>See link below for full text.</p><p><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <o:OfficeDocumentSettings> <o:AllowPNG></o:AllowPNG> </o:OfficeDocumentSettings> </xml><![endif]--><!--[if gte mso 9]><xml> <w:WordDocument> <w:View>Normal</w:View> <w:Zoom>0</w:Zoom> <w:TrackMoves></w:TrackMoves> 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5"></w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true" Name="List Number 2"></w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true" Name="List Number 3"></w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true" Name="List Number 4"></w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true" Name="List Number 5"></w:LsdException Locked="false" Priority="10" QFormat="true" Name="Title"></w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true" Name="Closing"></w:LsdException Locked="false" SemiHidden="true" UnhideWhenUsed="true" Name="Signature">Dr. Lori Sheeran named 2018 Distinguished Professor and awarded the UAAC’s Excellence in Advising Awardhttps://www.cwu.edu/primate/node/2642Sat, 26 May 2018 19:15:38<p>Primate Behavior program director and faculty member, Dr. Lori K. Sheeran, has recently been awarded Central Washington University's 2018 Distinguished Professor for Research/Artistic Accomplishment <em>and</em> the UAAC’s Excellence in Advising Award. Many of the Primate Behavior students would agree: Dr. Sheeran is more than deserving of these awards. Congratulations to Dr. Sheeran and thank you for your continued committment to your students!</p><p>To quote from <a href="/primate/www.cwu.edu/cwu-names-four-educators-2018-distinguished-professors">CWU annoucement:</a> "Since joining the faculty at CWU in 2003, Sheeran has published (as sole author or coauthor) 18 peer-reviewed articles and 15 book reviews, encyclopedia entries, and contributed papers. Her field work on Tibetan macaques has made her one of the world’s foremost experts on that species. Additionally, Sheeran has undertaken extensive field research in China, spending some 40 months over the past 27 years in that country. Her work has garnered international recognition for the quality and credibility of her research, resulting in her being named associate editor of a prestigious scholarly journal (<em>Scientific Reports</em>)."</p><p><img alt="" src="/primate/sites/cts.cwu.edu.primate/files/images/Sheeran_Distinguished%20Faculty.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 600px;"></p>Jake Funkhouser named 2018 Graduate Scholar of the Year! https://www.cwu.edu/primate/node/2641Sat, 26 May 2018 19:09:23<p>Congratulations to Primate Behavior graduate student Jake Funkhouser for recently being awarded as CWU's 2018 Graduate Scholar of the Year! Jake was nominated by his faculty adviser, Dr. Jessica Mayhew.</p><p><img alt="" src="/primate/sites/cts.cwu.edu.primate/files/images/Jake2018SOURCE.jpg" style="width: 800px; height: 571px;"></p><p>Pictured: Dr. Lori Sheeran (Primate Behavior program director), Jake Funkhouser (Primate Behavior graduate students), and Dr. Jessica Mayhew (Jake's advisor and Primate Behavior faculty member)</p>Drs. Mayhew & Renteria-Valencia Nominated for SOURCE Mentor of the Year!https://www.cwu.edu/primate/node/2640Sat, 26 May 2018 19:03:45<p>Congratulations to Drs. Jessica Mayhew and Rodrigo&nbsp;Renteria-Valencia for their nominations by students for the 2018 SOURCE mentor of the year award!&nbsp;</p>Multiple Primate Behavior Student Receive SOURCE Presentation Awardshttps://www.cwu.edu/primate/node/2639Sat, 26 May 2018 19:01:57<p>Congratulations to the many Primate Behavior students (graduate and undergraduate) that recieved Outstanding Presentations awards at CWU's annual research and creative expression symposium (SOURCE)!&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="/primate/sites/cts.cwu.edu.primate/files/images/SOURCE_group.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 600px;"></p><p>Graduate students Kallie Dombrausky, Grace Coffman, E. Chadwick de Bree (advised by Dr. Mary Lee Jensvold) recieved an Outstanding Poster Presentation Award for their poster titled "Chimpanzees Modulate Signs in Requests!"</p><p><img alt="" src="/primate/sites/cts.cwu.edu.primate/files/images/SOURCE_Blanca.jpg" style="width: 424px; height: 600px;"></p><p>Graduate student Blanca Bonce (advised by Dr. Jessica Mayhew) recieved an Outstanding Poster Presentation Award for her poster titled "Preparing the Yucatan Black Howler Monkey For Its Return to the Wild: An Assessment of Wildtrack's Approach To Rehabilitation!"<br>&nbsp;</p><p>Undergraduate student Brianna Ramsey and fellow anthropology students&nbsp;(advised by Dr. Rodrigo Renteria-Valencia) recieved an Outstanding Poster Presentation Award for their poster titled "Local Sourcing!"</p><p>Congratulation to all of our students who presented and were awarded at SOURCE 2018!</p></br>Students & Faculty at CSNW's Hoot!https://www.cwu.edu/primate/node/2638Sat, 26 May 2018 18:53:32<p>Every year <a href="/primate/chimpsnw.org">Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest</a> host a fundraising auction and gala they call Hoot! This year many Primate Behavior students volunteered to help run the event in various roles to ensure its success! HOOT 2018 provided funds for the direct care of the seven chimpanzees living at the sanctuary and for the Bring Them Home Campaign for Expansion.</p><p><img alt="" src="/primate/sites/cts.cwu.edu.primate/files/images/Hoot_group.jpg" style="width: 800px; height: 599px;"></p><p>Pictured from left to right: Chad Debree, Kailie Dombrausky, Lisa Tweed, Amanda Osborne, Caroline Rowley, Sam Jones, Roxanne Sanders, and (kneeling) Dr. Sofi Blue. Not pictured includes: Jake Funkhouser, Carly Batist, and Ruth Linksy.&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="/primate/sites/cts.cwu.edu.primate/files/images/Hoot.jpg" style="width: 800px; height: 600px;"></p>