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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.


April 20, 2019

I’m back! But this time writing from the concrete jungle. 

The past three months I have been working in Dr. Jessica Rothman’s primate nutrition lab at Hunter College analyzing my plant samples collected in Madagascar. It has been exciting to finally start working with t...

August 26, 2018


[See you soon Madagascar]

And just like that we have reached the end of my 8 months. Here is my final post from the field!

Due to the team 1 and team 2 expeditions being staggered I had a couple of weeks out of the forest, and so took the opportun...

July 24, 2018

Beeby’s Bootcamp, or Many Falls and other Close Calls

After spending three entire weeks at CVB with my foot infection, then a 5-day vomiting and diarrhoea bug, then a cold/flu virus, I FINALLY got to go back to the forest. Despite suffering through so many ailments it w...

June 25, 2018

“Queen of Mangevo”

This month has been a bit of a weird one for me. I hiked out as usual with the whole team, ready for another three weeks in the forest. I got a bad blister on the hike out, but wasn’t too concerned, and started my usual days of focal follows. However,...

May 25, 2018

Winter is Coming

Before heading back into the field this month, I got to enjoy a little weekend holiday! A great opportunity to go and see some other parts of Madagascar. Me and Jesse (one of the many lovely Americans working at CVB), took a little road trip to Anja and...

April 26, 2018

Attack of the Leeches Vol. II

As a primatologist, long stints in the field, living in basic campsites are just a part of the job. And for the most part, life at Mangevo is pretty sweet. I have a great little tent set up (pictured below) with washing lines, and a porch a...

March 16, 2018

Part One: Mihita biby ve ianao?

As mentioned in my previous post, I am studying the foraging and nutritional ecology of Varecia at Mangevo – so I thought I’d describe what I actually do in the field in a bit more detail. I’m hoping to collect sufficient data to find out...

February 15, 2018

Salama, I’m Nina! I have just completed my first expedition as a volunteer research assistant on Andrea’s Varecia project. Over the next 7 or 8 months I’ll be sharing an insight into the life of a new field primatologist.

This first month has been a whirlwind of excitem...

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