Research at MRC
Bolt, Laura M., Cavanaugh, M. N., and Schreier, Amy L.
Many group-living primate species have evolved the capacity for some individuals to live alone for part of their lives, but this solitary life stage has rarely been the subject of focused research. The mantled howler monkey…
Nancy L. Barrickman, Amy L. Schreier, and Kenneth E. Glander.
Body size is a fundamental variable for many studies in primate biology. However, obtaining body dimensions of wild primates through live capture is difficult and costly, so developing an alternative inexpensive and non-invasive method is crucial…
Laura M. Bolt, Amy L. Schreier, Kristofor A. Voss, Elizabeth A. Sheehan, Nancy L. Barrickman, Nathaniel P. Pryor, Matthew C. Barton
When a forest is fragmented, this increases the amount of forest edge relative to the interior. Edge effects can lead to loss
of animal and plant species and decreased plant biomass near forest edges…
Laura M. Bolt, Amy L. Schreier, Kristofor A. Voss, Elizabeth A. Sheehan & Nancy L. Barrickman
Rivers represent natural edges in forests, serving as transition zones between landscapes. Natural edge effects are important to study to understand how intrinsic habitat variations affect…
Laura M. Bolt, Amy L. Schreier, Dorian G. Russell, Zachary S. Jacobson, Carrie Merrigan-Johnson, Matthew C. Barton, Elizabeth M. C. Coggeshall
The function of long calling is a subject of interest across animal behaviour study, particularly within primatology. Many primate species have male‐specific long‐distance calls, including…
LaRoy Brandt & Maggie Singleton
Widely recognized as the largest terrestrial mammal in the Neotropics, the globally endangered, IUCN Red-listed (Garcia et al, 2018), Baird’s tapir Tapirus bairdiihas been in a continual decline due to habitat loss, localized hunting, and their low reproductive rates…
Bolt, Laura M., Russell, Dorian G., Coggeshall, Elizabeth M. C., Jacobson, Zachary S., Merrigan-Johnson, Carrie, and Schreier, Amy L.
The ways that forest edges may affect animal vocalization behaviour are poorly understood. We investigated the effects of various types of edge habitat on the loud calls (howls) of a folivorous-frugivorous primate species, Alouatta palliata, with reference…
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