My research contextualizes the varying adaptations that emerge in changing landscapes using a broad taxonomic scope to address two main questions; 1. How did changing landscapes select for the adaptive plasticity found in extant human and nonhuman primates? 2. How does varied plasticity alter the likelihood that modern primates will successfully adapt to current and future landscape modifications? I approach these questions using three themes: health, reproductive development, and people-primate interactions.

Find me at the following upcoming meetings

  • July 2019 in Pretoria, South Africa PEGG - The South African Primatology Association

  • October 2019 in DeKalb, IL - Midwest Primate Interest Group

  • April 2020 in Los Angeles, CA - American Association of Biological Anthropologists