Biological Anthropology Public Lecture 2018 - New insights into nutrient balancing of apes and monkeys in tropical forests

Biological Anthropology Public Lecture 2018 - New insights into nutrient balancing of apes and monkeys in tropical forests

Dr Rothman is broadly interested in primate feeding and diet. The focus of her research program is understanding how primates meet their nutritional needs through interactions with their environment, and she is specifically interested in how ecology, sociality, movement and disease intersect with nutrition. Dr Rothman and her research group conduct field work on the feeding biology of monkeys and apes in the forests of Uganda, where she has been working since 1997.

Dr Rothman is Professor of Anthropology at Hunter College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, USA. She received her PhD from Cornell University, USA in 2006. She then completed a post-doctoral fellowship at McGill University, Canada in 2008. She directs the Primate Nutritional Ecology Lab at Hunter  College where primate foods are analyzed for their nutritional composition. Dr Rothman collaborates with numerous researchers across the globe to understand the  nutrition of primates in their natural habitats. Her program is actively embedded in conservation and training through strong linkages with the Uganda Wildlife Authority  and Makerere University in Uganda.

This lecture is free and open to the public
Presented by the School of Archaeology & Anthropology, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Date & time

Tue 15 May 2018, 5–6.30pm

Location

Sir Roland Wilson Building Conference Room 1.02

Speakers

Professor Jessica Rothman

Contacts

Dr Justyna Miszkiewicz

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