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Dec. 23, 2019 - "Climate change and deforestation could wipe out Madagascar's ruffed lemurs and rainforest in next 50 years, experts warn." By Kashmira Gander. Newsweek.

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Feb. 22, 2017 - "How Do You Pick a Lemur Out of a Lineup? This Software Makes the Leap." By Aaron Sidder. Smithsonian Magazine.

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Feb. 23, 2017 - "Lemur facial recognition tool developed." BBC News.

Dec. 23, 2019 - "Madagascar’s famous lemurs could lose their rainforest by 2080." By Erica Tennenhouse. National Geographic.

Dec. 23, 2019 - "Madagascar's iconic ruffed lemurs could lose up to 93 per cent of their habitat by 2070 due to climate change and deforestation." By Ian Randall. Daily Mail.

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Apr. 11, 2016 - "Lemur extinctions in Madagascar leave behind doomed orphan trees." By Fred Pearce. New Scientist.

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Aug. 6, 2013 - "The evolution of day care — in lemurs." By Carolyn Johnson. The Boston Globe.

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Dec. 6, 2017 - "Cuddling up may keep red-bellied lemurs healthy." By Claire Maladarelli. Popular Science.


June 12, 2020

We, the members of Hunter College’s Primate Molecular Ecology Lab (PMEL), expressly believe that Black Lives Matter. We condemn the rampant police brutality that is disproportionately directed toward BIPOC and stand in solidarity with the individuals, families, and org...

January 29, 2020

Happy New Year (& decade)! It has certainly been awhile since I returned from Madagascar, so I thought it was high time for me to write another blogpost. The weeks immediately after I returned to NYC were filled with frantic studying for my qualifying exams (“comps”),...

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...

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