Yasuni National Park
Graduate Students


Lina Valencia
Department of Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin


Paulo Chaves
Department of Anthropology, New York University and New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology

Dissertation topic:
Population and conservation genetics of muriquis.

Maryjka Blaszczyk
Department of Anthropology, New York University and New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology

Dissertation topic:
Temperment and social niche specialization in vervets

Currently in the field in South Africa


Anand Dacier

Department of Anthropology, New York University
and New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology

Dissertation topic:
Group decision making in gregarous primates

Currently in the field in Argentina

Alba Lucia Morales, PhD 2012 (NYU)
Department of Anthropology, New York University
and New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology

Dissertation:
Evolutionary history, phylogeography, and conservation priorities for the spider monkey (genus Ateles)

Mike Montague, PhD 2011 (NYU)
Department of Anthropology, New York University and New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology

Dissertation:
A behavioral and genetic analysis of the color vision polymorphism in wild squirrel monkeys (Saimiri sciureus)

Andres Link
, PhD 2011 (NYU)
Universidad de los Andes


Dissertation:
Social and ecological determinants of 'fission-fusion' sociality and grouping strategies in the white bellied spider monkey (Ateles belzebuth belzebuth) in a lowland rainforest in Western Amazonia

Chris Schmitt, PhD 2010 (NYU)
Center for Neurobehavioral Genetics, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California Los Angeles

Dissertation:
Comparative behavior, development and life history in wild juvenile atelin primates (Ateles belzebuth and Lagothrix poeppigii)

Luke Matthews
, PhD 2008 (NYU)
Director of Data Analysis, Activate Networks, Inc.

Dissertation:
The comparative socioecology of white-fronted capuchin monkeys (Cebus albifrons) and the ethology of social learning in Cebus

Stephanie Spehar
, PhD 2006 (NYU)
Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh


Dissertation:
The function of the long call in white-bellied spider monkeys (Ateles belzebuth) in Yasuni National Park, Ecuador