My current research focuses on white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus) in the dry forests of Costa Rica where I work collaboratively with Linda Fedigan (University of Calgary) in Santa Rosa National Park in the Area de Conservación Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The main topical focus of my research is centered upon primate dispersal and how patterns of dispersal influence primate behavioral ecology.
I am investigating primate health responses to extreme drought at my field site in Costa Rica. 2015 was a record dry year for the region and I am examining negative impacts on white-faced capuchins and mantled howler monkeys. I have been awarded funding from Tulane University’s Lurcy grant to conduct this research in the summer of 2016.