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CURRENT GRADUATE STUDENTS
Holly Fuong PhD in prog   Social primates detecting danger: how social relations influence responses to cues of danger
Amanda Johnston PhD in prog  Population genomics, ecology and conservation biology of goldem monkeys in Gishwati Forest, Rwanda

GRADUATE STUDENT ALUMNI
Peter Fashing   PhD 1999  The Behavioral Ecology of an African Colobine Monkey: Diet, Range Use, and Patterns of Intergroup Aggression in Eastern Black and White Colobus Monkeys (Colobus guereza)
Joel Mwangi Gathua  PhD 1999 Intraspecific Variation in Foraging Patterns of Redtail Monkeys (Cercopithecus ascanius) in the Kakamega Forest, Kenya
Larissa Swedell   PhD 2000  Social Behavior and Reproductive Strategies of Female Hamadryas Baboons (Papio hamadryas hamadryas) in Ethiopia
Karen Pazol  PhD 2001 (University of Pennsylvania)   Social, Ecological, and Endocrine Influences on Remale Relationships in Blue Monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis stuhlmanni)
James Warfield  PhD 2003  Attachment Bonds And Behavior In Free-Ranging Male Infant Rhesus Monkeys (Macaca mulatta): Species-Typical Patterns And Individual Differences In Secure Base Use And Security
Sasimar Sangchantr  PhD 2003  Social Organization and Ecology of Mentawai Leaf Monkeys (Presbytis potenziani)
Paul Buzzard  PhD 2004  Interspecific Competition among Cercopithecus campbelli, C. petaurista and C. diana at Tai Forest, Cote d'Ivoire
Shahrina Chowdhury MA 2004  Life History of Female Blue Monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis stuhlmanni) in the Kakamega Forest, Kenya
Stefan Ekernas MA 2005  Proximate Reasons for Natal Dispersal in Blue Monkeys
Christos Mammides MA 2006  The Effects of Human Disturbance and Food Supply on the Population Densities of Three Primate Species in the Kakamega Forest, Kenya
Jenna Lawrence  PhD 2007  Understanding the Pair Bond in Brown Titi Monkeys (Callicebus brunneus): Male and Female Reproductive Interests
Jeffrey Hatcher  PhD 2007  Relating Paternity and Population Genetics in Blue Monkeys, Cercopithecus mitis stuhlmanni: Empirical Results and Strategies for Obtaining Them
Steffen Foerster PhD 2009  Feeding ecology, social behavior and physiological responses to stressors in blue and Sykes' monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis stuhlmanni and C. m. albogularis)
Leah Card  MA 2010  Assessing fruit availability for a generalist frugivore, the blue monkey (Cercopithecus mitis) in the Kakamega Forest, Kenya
Keren Klass  MA 2010  Dominance and agonism in wild blue monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis stuhlmanni) in the Kakamega Forest, Kenya
Emily Miller  MA 2010  Mixed-species associations of blue monkeys and black-and-white colobus monkeys in the Kakamega Forest, Kenya
Michelle Brown  PhD 2011  Intergroup encounters in grey-cheeked mangabeys (Lophocebus albigena) and redtail monkeys (Cercopithecus ascanius): form and function
Annie Margaret Dean   MA 2012  Short-term grooming reciprocity in blue monkeys
James Fuller  PhD 2013  Diversity of form, content, and function in the vocal signals of adult male blue monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis stuhlmanni): an evolutionary approach to understanding a signal repertoire.
Su-Jen Roberts    PhD 2014  Intrasexual competition and reproduction in wild blue monkeys
Allison Roth   MA 2015  Effects of group size and contest location on the outcome and intensity of intergroup contests in wild blue monkeys
Lu Gao MA 2017  Understanding dynamic male numbers and behavior in blue monkey groups
Nicole Thompson  PhD 2018   The benefits of social ties over the life cycle in blue monkeys
Maressa Takahashi   PhD 2018   The nutritional ecology of adult female blue monkeys in the Kakamega Forest, Kenya
Alex Procton MA 2018  Within-group social cohesion and  between-group aggression in blue monkeys
Jen Tinsman PhD 2019  Geospatial and genomic tools for conserving the Critically Endangered blue-eyed black lemur (Eulemur flavifrons) and the Endangered  black lemur (E. macaco)
Rachel Donabedian MA 2020 Dominance rank acquisition in a primate with low aggression and coalition rates


POST-DOCTORAL ALUMNAE
Eleni Nikitopoulos, now Assistant Professor and Associate Dean, New York Institute of Technology
Kate Detwiler, now Associate Professor at Florida Atlantic University


UNDERGRADUATE ALUMNI
Alison Forrestel, 2000, Long-term changes in vegetation structure in the Kakamega Forest, Kenya
Chrissy Scully, 2001, Habitat disturbance and vegetation structure in the  Kakamega Forest, Kenya
Peter Macchia, 2002, Insight into the function of boom calls in wild blue monkeys: a behavioral and sound analysis
Katie Ross, 2002, Group size and competition in blue monkeys
Scott Simpson, 2005, Kinship bias in the social behavior of adult female blue monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis stuhlmanni) in the  Kakamega Forest, Kenya
Sona Mason, 2006, Scramble competition in a social mammal: group size, travel costs and social hierarchies in blue monkeys
Jessica Nepom, 2008, Effects of dominance rank on feeding behavior in African blue monkeys
Michael Sheehan, 2008 Univ. of Pennsylvania, Male and female juvenile blue monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis) differ in amount but not patterns of social behavior
Kaitlyn Gaynor, 2009, Anti-predator and social monitoring functions of vigilance behavior in blue monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis)
Elizabeth McGovern, 2011 Barnard College, With a little help from my friends: changes in social behavior in female blue monkeys following major life events
Nathan Bailey, 2011, Contest competition within a tree crown: vertical stratification of feeding by blue monkey females (Cercopithecus mitis)
Vicky Du, 2011, Self-directed behaviors as measures of anxiety in blue monkeys
Frances Hardy, 2012, Factors influencing infant survival in wild blue monkeys
Tawni Goodman, 2012, Group size and time budgets in wild blue monkeys
Taylor Minich, 2016, Paternal kin recognition in blue monkeys
Darcy Cassidy, 2016 Barnard College, Snake recognition in blue monkeys
Rachel Bell, 2016, Variation in activity budgets of blue monkey females
Carlos Martinez, 2017, The time course of infant weaning in blue monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis stuhlmanni): alternative measures and factors underlying variation
Sofia Schembari,  2019,  Reluctant males:  why blue monkey males reject female advances

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