Over the past few weeks we have been joined by quite a few new recruits, some of which are working are working on other projects related to primates and predators (like Bridget), while others have come to work as research assistants on our project, such as David who has just joined us from the United States. He will be helping us study samango monkey landscapes of fear using giving up densities, collect phenology data and hopefully habituate a troop of vervet monkeys so that we can study them in the future. Over to David:
I graduated with my bachelors degree in anthropology from Cal State San Bernadino in June 2011. My interests in primates include behaviour, ecology and conservation. I hope to use the knowledge and experiences gained here at Lajuma to help me prepare for my application to a PhD program in physical anthropology.