K.Anna I. Nekaris

K.A.I. Nekaris 
Washington University Primate Biology 
Department of Anthropology 
Campus Box 1114 
One Brookings Dr. 
St. Louis, MO 63130 
USA 
kabiela@artsci.wustl.edu or loris_tardigradus@yahoo.com

Loris tardigradus Homepage: http://artsci.wustl.edu/~kabiela

background

-B.A. with Honours in Anthropology, University of MO-Columbia, 1993 
-Certificat de Primatologie Europeen, University Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, 1994 
-M.A. in Biological Anthropology, Washington University, 
-PhD in Biological Anthropology, Washington University, 2000

publications
Nekaris, KAI. 1999. The diet of the slender loris (Loris tardigradus lydekkerianus) in Dindigul, South India. Abstract. American journal of Physical Anthropology Supp. 28:209.

Nekaris, KAI. 1997. Abstract. A preliminary survey of the slender loris (Loris tardigradus) in South India. American journal of Physical Anthropology Supp. 24: 176-177.

Rasmussen DT and Nekaris KAI. 1998. The Evolutionary History of the Lorisiform Primates. Folia Primatologica. 69 (sup. 1): 250-287.

current projects
The Socioecology of the Slender loris (Loris tardigradus lydekkerianus) in Tamil Nadu, South India. I observed free-ranging slender lorises for 10 months in a dry scrub jungle in the Ayyalur Interface Forestry Division. I focused mainly on diet and its relation to animal social structure and gregariousness, and also its relationship to the evolution of stereoscopic vision in primates. I collected data on home range size and overlap, dietary composition, general behaviour, positional behaviour, habitat use, calling frequencies, and social behaviour. 
This data is currently being written up for my dissertation.

Funded by National Science Foundation (SBR-9714870), Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Primate Conservation Inc, One With Nature and the Philadelphia Zoo, Sophie Danforth Conservation Biology Fund.

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