Doctoral Student AMANDA ELLWANGER
Research Interests: Ethnoprimatology, niche construction, primate ecology and behavioral flexibility, ecological and spatial overlap between humans and nonhuman primates, conservation and education, peoples’ perceptions of the environment and conservation, human-animal relationships, human-animal intersubjectivity and anthropomorphism, and cercopithecoid monkeys
Advisor: Dr. Joanna Lambert
Degrees: B.A. Anthropology and Environmental Studies, Emory University (2005); M.A. Anthropology, San Diego State University (2009)
Dissertation Topic: The impact of human niche construction on chacma baboon (Papio hamadryas ursinus) foraging behavior and social relationships in South Africa.
Publications: Ellwanger AL. In Preparation. Ethnoprimatology. In: Fuentes A, editor. The International Encyclopedia of Primatology. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell.
Ellwanger AL, Riley EP, Niu K, and Tan CL. In Preparation. Using a mixed-methods approach to elucidate the conservation implications of the human-primate interface in Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve, China. Dore KM, Riley EP, and Fuentes A, editors. Ethnoprimatology: A practical guide to research on the human-nonhuman primate interface. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Ellwanger AL, Riley EP, Niu K, and Tan CL. 2014. Local people’s knowledege and attitudes matter for the future conservation of the endangered Guizhou snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus brelichi) in Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve, China. International Journal of Primatology, 1-22. DOI 10.1007/s10764-014-9807-z
Riley EP, and Ellwanger AL. 2013. Methods in ethnoprimatology: Exploring the human-non-human primate interface. In: Sterling EJ, Bynum N, and Blair ME, editors. Primate ecology and conservation: A handbook of techniques. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p 128-150.
Ellwanger AL, Riley EP, and Tan CL. 2010. Ecological and cultural interconnections between the Guizhou snub-nosed monkey (Rhinopithecus brelichi) and local communities at Fanjingshan National Nature Reserve, China. American Society of Primatologists Bulletin. Summer/Fall: 14-16