Category Archives: Field


As a field primatologist, I have no shortage of incredible wildlife experiences. Here is my photo of an aardvark, featured by Project Noah as their Spotting of the Week! From A to Z, this awesome aardvark from Zambia is our … Continue reading

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Primatology on vacation

Last week, I returned from a trip to Taiwan to visit relatives. Even though my trip was focused on family (and was the first vacation to a foreign country that I have taken in five years), I could not pass … Continue reading

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Watts, amps, and volts

At some point in your life, you may find yourself in dire need to centrifuge baboon blood during a power outage. Time is sensitive, so waiting for power to return is not an option. Luckily, you have a solar-powered system … Continue reading

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Pioneer Camp

I write this from Pioneer Camp, where I am staying during my limited time in Lusaka. Actually, Pioneer Camp is just outside of Lusaka, northeast of the city. I arrived with fellow baboon researcher Monica yesterday night, after a fairly … Continue reading

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Advisor at Work

For those of you visiting this site for the Tiputini and Ecuador-related posts, be sure to check out the Scientist at Work blog at the New York Times, where Anthony Di Fiore, my undergraduate advisor, is now contributing. I was … Continue reading

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