Northern Muriqui with baby
Northern Sportive Lemur resting
Brown Howler Monkey with baby
A black-and-white snub-nosed monkey sitting in a tree.
A brown-headed spider monkey in a tree.


Lab Members

Dr. Karen B. Strier

Vilas Research Professor & Irven DeVore Professor, Department of Anthropology

Ilianna E. Anise

PhD student, Department of Integrative Biology

Mary Dinsmore

PhD Candidate, Environment and Resources, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Irene Duch Latorre

PhD student, Department of Anthropology

Rebekah J. Ellis

PhD student, Department of Anthropology

Amanda J. Hardie

PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology

Jacob B. Kraus

PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology

Collaborators in Brazil*

Dr. Sergio L. Mendes

Professor, Biologia Animal, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo

Co-coordinator of the Muriqui Project of Caratinga

Director of the Muriqui Project of Espírito Santo

Dr. Carla B. Possamai

PhD and Post-doc, Biologia Animal, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo

Participant on the Muriqui Project of Caratinga since 2001

Currently collaborates with data management and project administration

Fernanda P. Tabacow

Masters, Biologia Animal, Universidade Federal de Viçosa

Participant on the Muriqui Project of Caratinga since 2005

Currently collaborates with training new students and budget management

Dr. Fabiano R. de Melo

Professor Visitante, Depto. Eng. Florestal – UFV

Collaborator on the Muriqu Project of Caratinga since 2012, when he spent a year as a post doc at UW
Currently coordinates and collaborates on the Muriqui Projects in Minas Gerais, Brazil

*Annual field team photos & other news on Facebook: Projeto Muriqui de Caratinga / Muriqui Project of Caratinga

Past Lab Visitors

Dr. Peng Zhang, Professor in Anthropology Department, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China, September-December 2017

Mariana González Ruiz, PhD Student in Biological Sciences, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico, October-November 2017

MBED Alumni: Brazil

  • Fabiana Alves Pascoaline, 2011-2017

MBED Alumni: University of Wisconsin – Madison

  • Alexandra Steffeck, Fall 2016-Summer 2017
  • Chandler Adams, Fall 2016-Spring 2017
  • McKensey Miller, Fall 2016-Spring 2017
  • Rebecca Wescott, Fall 2016-Spring 2017
  • Rhiannon Belcher, Fall 2016
  • Breanne Cyr, Fall 2016
  • Salvatore DiVite, Fall 2016
  • Julia Frangul, Fall 2016, Fall 2017-Spring 2018
  • Riley Hamrick, Fall 2016
  • Delaney Jacobson, Fall 2016
  • Bridget Krage, Fall 2016
  • Frances Meger, Fall 2016
  • Rashea Minor, Fall 2016
  • Brad Morgan, Fall 2016
  • Alexis Rivera, Fall 2016
  • Claire Viellieux, Fall 2016
  • Nathan Wong, Fall 2016
  • Katrina Larkin, 2015-2016
  • Ashley Sapeija, 2015-2016
  • Kara Weiss, 2015-2016