Capuchin substrate modification and pruning
Collaborators: SCU students: Carly Zipper, Elisa Phillips, and Aaron Thom. We are investigating how white-faced capuchins interact with and modify their arboreal environment to determine if they influence tree growth and epiphyte load.
Ecological influences on gait selection in Cebus capucinus
Collaborator: SCU student: Shawn Hanna. In this research we are examining footfall sequences in free-ranging white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus). We have placed experimental platforms in the forest to assess if gait selection in individual primates is influenced by substrate stability.
Doing sustainable field work
Collaborators: Dr. Sean Watts and SCU student Rochelle Stowe. We are examining how field research, instruction, and other activities influence our study subject ecosystems. Our goal is to provide guidelines for more sustainable behavior in fragile areas.
Ontogenetic influences on positional behavior and prehensile-tail use Cebus capucinus and Alouatta palliata.
2003-present: Ongoing research on similarities and differences in posture and locomotion in infant, juvenile, and adult capuchins and howlers.