About Mono Chorongo

Dec 2020Posted by KE


My research combines behavioral observations of wild primates with molecular techniques, spatial data analysis, and social network methods to better understand how various ecological and social factors influence primate sociality. My primary taxon of interest is the lowland woolly monkey (Lagothrix lagotricha poeppigii), although I continue to work with several other taxa including spider monkeys (Ateles belzebuth) and howler monkeys (Alouatta seniculus and Alouatta palliata). The majority of my research takes place in Central and South America, particularly at the Tiputini Biodiversity Station (TBS), a well-established long-term field site located within the Yasuni Biosphere in Amazonian Ecuador.