Assistant Professor, University of Toronto Scarborough
Thank you for visiting my site! I am a biological anthropologist who studies primate behavioral ecology. My research focuses on the evolution of sociality, examining group formation, the underlying causes of social organization, and group decision-making. I am particularly interested in the relative influence of social and ecological pressures on the evolution of social organization; so how male and female reproductive strategies influence each other and result in the group size and group compositions that we observe in primates. I completed my M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Calgary before doing a postdoc at McGill University. My graduate research was done in Ghana on ursine (or white-thighed) colobus (Colobus vellerosus) and my current research is in Uganda on vervet monkeys (Cholorcebus pygerythrus) and Angolan colobus (Colobus angolensis ruwenzorii). You can learn more about the particulars of my research on this site.
I will be taking graduate students for research on vervet monkeys or Angolan colobus in September 2017. Applications to the University of Toronto Graduate Program will be due in Dec. 2016. Please contact me by email prior to applying if you are interested.