Graduate Students

Current Graduate Students

Elizabeth Hall is a current PhD candidate studying emerging zoonotic infectious disease risk at the human-wildlife interface in the Dzanga Sangha Protected Areas in Central African Republic.

Savannah Schulze is a current PhD candidate whose research focuses on exploring the complex interactions between gorillas and humans sharing edge habitats in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda.

Kira Collins is an MS student interested in the primate-human interface and how this research might inform current and future conservation strategies.

Tara Capel is an MS student focusing on non-human primate conservation with a specialization in nutrition.

Previous Graduate Students:

Dr. Lesley Daspit (Purdue PhD 2011) currently lecturer in the International Studies Program, University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC.

Previous MS Students:

Sarah Soffer, MS 2012. Differential use of anthropogenically disturbed forests by Lepilemur and Microcebus at Beza Mahafalay Special Reserve, Madagascar.

Sabrina Adleman, received her MS in 2006 on the impacts of human activities and ecotourism on the ranging patterns of habituated and wild gorilla groups at Bwindi Forest, Uganda.

Kim Linsendbardt Brei, MS 2004. Howler Monkey Habitat Use in Costa Rica

Sarah Schaefer, MS 2003. Impacts of Seasonality, Inter-annual Variability and Selective Logging on Forest Phenology at Bai Hokou, Central African Republic

Jennifer Cooper, MS 2001. Female social relationships among captive western lowland gorillas. Jenny received her PhD  in 2008 in Dr. Waser’s lab in the Department of Biology at Purdue.  Currently a lecturer in Biology at California State University Stanislas.



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