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You will find information about me, my research and conservation efforts, a list of my publications and current work and more information in the attached pages.
I received my joint Ph.D. in the Departments of Anthropology and Zoology at the University of Alberta, then spent 2 years at McGill and 3 years at Harvard University doing post-doctoral research. Since 1990, I served as an Honourary lecturer in the Department of Zoology at Makerere University, Uganda and since 1995 I have been a Conservation Fellow with the Wildlife Conservation Society. I was also a faculty member in Zoology at the University of Florida for 11 years, but returned to McGill in 2004 to take up a Canada Research Chair Tier 1 position in Primate Ecology and Conservation. Since then I became a Killam Research Fellow, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and received a Velan Foundation Award for Humanitarian Service. While at McGill, it was my pleasure and honor to worked with the National Geographic Society for 9 years guiding their grant giving and program development.
I have published 440+ journal articles or book chapters, have co-edited three books, and have been cited 24,000+ times (h=90). My work has been fueled by over $8 million dollars of research funding and 7$ million of training grants. I have had the pleasure to conduct research in Kibale National Park in Uganda for 28+ years, where I focused on the roles of disease, nutrition, stress, and climate change in determining primate abundance and explored how to best to conserve the world's biodiversity. One conservation approach I have found very rewarding is to promote positive conservation action by helping the local communities around Kibale by building a clinic that provides subsidized health care and education, establishing the first mobile clinic, building two field stations, and trough chimpanzee and crater lake ecotourism. I enjoy training the next generation of conservation scientists and I am currently concentrating my training efforts on post-docs and Uganda conservation scientists.
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