August 25, 2019

Hi Everyone! 

My name is Jelisa Oliveras. I am a master’s student in the Biology: Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior program. I am part of the Baden PMEL lab at Hunter College.  Let me tell you about my journey to the PMEL lab and what I am working on now. 


August 25, 2019

I’m now back in NYC, and I can’t believe my field season is over already; it feels like I just got my first leech bite days ago. (One thing I definitely will NOT be missing during the academic year…)

The last expedition turned out to be rather upsetting as we had two le...

July 29, 2019

Salama Fellow Primates!

I am reporting from the beautiful Reniala Lemur Rescue Center (LRC). Currently, investigating the effects of feeding enrichments on the behavioral rehabilitation of ex-pet Lemur catta. It has been at least four weeks since I have arrived at LRC....

July 15, 2019

The Highs & Lows of Fieldwork: Lack of Data to Lemur Love Triangles

Salama! I just got back to Centre ValBio (CVB) after my 3rd expedition into the forest at Mangevo and WOW has it been an exciting past few weeks (more on that later). However, during my 2nd expedition i...

June 25, 2019

Salama y’all!

As of last week, I have been in Madagascar for 2 months. Time flies here and it’s hard to wrap my head around how much has happened in what seems like such a short amount of time. Since my initial post, I’ve arrived in Ranomafana at Centre Valbio (CVB) and...

June 19, 2019

Hello Everyone!

My name is Samantha Calkins and I am a first year MA student in the Baden PMEL lab at Hunter College. I am originally from upstate NY (shoutout to all the 1,264 people of Richfield Springs!) and moved to Westchester county to start my Master’s at Hunter...

June 12, 2019

Rice paddies, rampant leeches and (most importantly) really cute lemurs!

Salama! I’m back at Centre ValBio (CVB) now after spending 3 weeks in the field at Mangevo collecting data on ruffed lemur vocalizations and social behavior. The hike to Mangevo was 7 hours of Carl...

May 17, 2019

Salama! Hello! I’m Carly, a first-year PhD student in Andrea’s lab at Hunter College & the CUNY Graduate Center. I am originally from the a tiny town, Mattituck, on the North Fork (east end of Long Island). I got my B.S. in Animal Science from Cornell University and an...

May 15, 2019

Hi everyone,

The end of May marks my ten month of field work in Mangevo. 

At the beginning, thinking about all the time for field work before me, it seemed I would be following the black-and-white ruffed lemurs at a turtle’s pace for years. However, in the blink of an ey...

May 13, 2019

Greeting Fellow Primates! 

My name is Amanda Rodriguez and I am a Hunter College ABC master’s student in Dr. Baden’s PMEL.

Last week, I was lucky enough to visit the Duke Lemur Center as a field prep for my thesis research I’m planning to conduct at the Reniala Lemur Res...

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Notes from the field: July 2019

July 29, 2019

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