Spotlight on the Urban Ecology of Long-tailed Macaques

The study of conservation biology, and its oft-times competitor - urbanization, is increasingly relevant to the study of primatology. As a species, long-tailed macaques demonstrate a number of conflicts and potential implications of the urbanization occurring in primate-habitat countries. The long-tailed macaque (Macaca fascicularis) is the third-most common primate in the world with an extensive range... Continue Reading →

Orangutan Genome Sequenced

The orangutan genome has been sequenced and published in today's Nature. The paper, "Comparative and demographic analysis of orang-utan genomes," is open access for you to read for yourself. I'll be highlighting some of the high points in this post. Devin Locke, a structural geneticist at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri,... Continue Reading →

Introducing A New Guest Blogger, Kristin Abt

Kristin Abit is a new guest blogger here at She is currently a Master's student, studying Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology at the University of Maryland. Her undergraduate degree was in Biology and Psychology from Loyola University, also in Maryland. Kristin has over 5 years of experience in the zoo field as an animal keeper.... Continue Reading →

Introducing A New Guest Blogger, Allison Hanes

It is with great pleasure to introduce a new member to our blogging family, my good friend Allison Hanes. We both attended UCSC for our undergraduate degrees and became friends while taking some prerequisite courses. Allison got her Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies/Biology. She's enrolled as an MSc student in the Primate Conservation program at... Continue Reading →

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