|K.Anna I. Nekaris
Washington University Primate Biology
Department of Anthropology
Campus Box 1114
One Brookings Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63130
Loris tardigradus Homepage: http://artsci.wustl.edu/~kabiela
-B.A. with Honours in Anthropology, University of MO-Columbia,
-Certificat de Primatologie Europeen, University Louis
Pasteur, Strasbourg, 1994
-M.A. in Biological Anthropology, Washington University,
-PhD in Biological Anthropology, Washington University,
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.
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
Close this window