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Following African elephant trails to approach conservation differently

African forest elephants, highly sociable animals, travel in small family groups to meet others at these muddy water sources, which are full of rich minerals they can’t find in the forests. By clearing routes to these destinations, elephants have created … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Magazine Features Remis and Jost Robinson’s work

Smithsonian Magazine interviewed Melissa Remis, professor and head of anthropology and Carolyn Jost Robinson, about their study published in American Anthropologist that examined “how elephants have shaped the landscape and created paths that are essential for researchers, animals, and locals alike” in central Africa.

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Melissa Remis and Carolyn Jost Robinson publish new article in American Anthropologist

“Elephants, Hunters, and Others: Integrating Biological Anthropology and Multispecies Ethnography in a Conservation Zone”  has just appeared in the September 2020 issue of American Anthropologist.  The paper follows multispecies interactions along networks of elephant trails in the Central African Republic … Continue reading

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Savannah Schulze receives National Geographic Grant for research on cultural tourism in Uganda!

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Remis as Head of Department of Anthropology!

Dr. Melissa J. Remis has returned to Purdue’s Department of Anthropology, this time as Head of the Department. Having left for a short venture in the Dean’s Office, the Anthropology faculty, staff, and students are excited for Remis’ return and … Continue reading

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Primate Pedagogy – Tara Capel’s venture into academic social media.

Love social media, particularly Instagram? Can’t get enough of monkeys, apes, conservation, environmental issues, and graduate school sarcasm? Follow @primatepedagogy!

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Tara Capel presents at 2018 AAPA Meeting!

Newcomer Tara Capel presented at the most recent American Association of Physical Anthropologists (AAPA) Meeting in Austin, Texas. Elizabeth Hall and Carolyn Jost Robinson were co-authored on the presentation. Her poster presentation highlighted the rapid increases in human development throughout … Continue reading

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Attendance at 2018 IPS Meeting!

Carolyn Jost Robinson represented the Remis Research Group during her trip to Nairobi, Kenya for the 2018 International Primatological Society meeting. While at the event, Carolyn participated in the Red Colobus species Action Plan Workshop and attended a meeting for … Continue reading

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Welcome (and welcome back!)

PhD Candidates Liz Hall and Savannah Schulze have returned from their field sites. Check their pages for updates on research and the next steps in their project! The Remis Research Group would also like to welcome Tara Capel to the … Continue reading

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Welcome new Master’s Student Kira Collins!

Kira joined the Remis Research Group in August 2017, after receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from San Diego State University, San Diego, CA.  Kira is interested in ethnoprimatology and has participated in a research internship on the rhesus macaques at Silver … Continue reading

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