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Biography

All my research activities are now listed on the website of the research programme that I set up and lead: LEAP: Landscape Ecology and Primatology. http://go-leap.wix.com/home.

Research topics include: I. How climate and human disturbance influence primate distribution patterns and survival; II. Eco-tourism, conservation, disease transmission and human-wildlife conflicts; III. The evolution of mating strategies and female sexual signals, esp. in red colobus monkeys.

Research

For details on my research and getting involved in see: http://go-leap.wix.com/home. We offer MRes course (Masters by Research) in Primatology and biodiversity conservation as part of LEAP. Placement and project opportunities are also available.

See: http://go-leap.wix.com/home#!get-involved/eqrp6

Please contact me if you are interested.

Journal Articles

Chapters

  • Korstjens, A.H. and Hillyer, A.P., 2016. Primates and climate change: a review of current knowledge. In: Wich, S.A. and Marshall, A.J., eds. An Introduction to Primate Conservation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 175-192.
  • Oates, J.F. and Korstjens, A.H., 2013. Procolobus verus olive colobus (Van Beneden’s colobus). In: Butynski, T.M., Kingdon, J. and Kalina, J., eds. Mammals of Africa. Volume II: Primates. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 121-124.
  • Korstjens, A.H. and Galat-Luong, A., 2013. Colobus polykomos King Colobus (Western Pied Colobus, Western Black-and-white Colobus). In: Butynski, T.M., Kingdon, J. and Kalina, J., eds. Mammals of Africa. Volume II: Primates. London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 100-103.
  • Korstjens, A.H., Lehmann, J. and Dunbar, R.I.M., 2013. Time as an ecological constraint. In: Dunbar, R.I.M., Gamble, C. and Gowlett, J.A.J., eds. Lucy to Language Benchmark Papers. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Dunbar, R.I.M., Lehmann, J., Korstjens, A.H. and Gowlett, J.A.J., 2013. The road to modern humans: time budgets, fission-fusion sociality, kinship and the division of labour in hominin evolution. In: Dunbar, R.I.M., Gamble, C. and Gowlett, J.A.J., eds. Lucy to Language Benchmark Papers. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Korstjens, A.H., 2008. Importance of Kinship in Monkey Society. In: Allen, N., Callan, H., Dunbar, R.I.M. and James, W., eds. Early Human Kinship: From Sex to Social Reproduction. Oxford: Blackwell, 151-159.
  • Korstjens, A.H., Bergman, K., Deffernez, C., Krebs, M., Nijssen, E.C., van Oirschot, B.A.M., Paukert, C. and Schippers, E., 2007. How Small-Scale Differences in Food Competition Lead to Different Social Systems in Three Closely Related Sympatric Colobines. In: McGraw, S., Zuberbühler, K. and Noë, R., eds. In The Monkeys of the Taï Forest, Ivory Coast: An African Primate Community. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 72-108.

Conferences

  • Korstjens, A.H., 2017. Understanding the role of biological traits, environmental conditions and neutral processes in primate species' and communities' biogeography. In: PSGB Winter meeting 2016 10-12 January 2017 Durham. PSGB.
  • Marsh, C., Korstjens, A.H., Alexander, C., Nowak, M., Wich, S. and Hill, R., 2017. Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii) habitat use of a historically selectively logged forest in relation to the synergistic relationship between canopy structure and microclimate. In: PSGB Winter Meeting 2016 10-12 January 2017 Durham University.
  • Hankinson, E., Korstjens, A.H., Hill, R.A., Marsh, C., Wich, S. and Nowak, M., 2017. Spatial Distribution and abundance of two Hylobatidae species (gibbon & siamang) in relation to canopy structure and disturbance in a Sumatran lowland dipterocarp forest. In: PSGB Winter Meeting 2016 10-12 January 2017 Durham University.
  • Alexander, C., Korstjens, A.H. and Hill, R.A., 2016. Structural attributes of single trees for identifying homogeneous patches in a tropical rainforest. In: RSPSoc Annual Conference 5-8 September 2016 Nottingham.
  • Korstjens, A.H., Williams, K. and Slater, H.D., 2016. Predicting species' responses to environmental change: identifying the roles of ecological and biological traits versus stochastic events in driving the biogeography of diurnal African primates. In: Joint meeting of the International Primatological Society and the American Society of Primatologists 21-27 August 2016 Chicago, USA.
  • Shedden, A., Solorzano, B., Gillingham, P., White, J. and Korstjens, A.H., 2016. Human disturbance, natural predation and hunting: effects on priamtes in Southern Mexico. In: Joint meeting of the International Primatological Society and the American Society of Primatologists 21-27 August 2016 Chicago, USA.
  • Hankinson, E., Korstjens, A.H., Hill, R., Wich, S.A. and Nowak, M., 2016. Spatial Distribution and abundance of two Hylobatidae species in relation to canopy structure and disturbance in a Sumatran lowland dipterocarp forest. In: Joint meeting of the International Primatological Society and the American Society of Primatologists 21-27 August 2016 Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  • Korstjens, A.H., Hill, R., Wich, S.A. and Nowak, M., 2016. LEAP: Landscape Ecology and Primatology – An Inter-Disciplinary Research Project. In: Joint meeting of the International Primatological Society and the American Society of Primatologists 21-27 August 2016 , Chicago, Illinois, USA..
  • Marsh, C., Korstjens, A.H., Wich, S.A., Nowak, M., Alexander, C. and Hill, R., 2016. The effect of 3-dimensional habitats and microclimate changes due to forest degradation on the ranging habits and activities of Sumatran orang-utans (Pongo abelii). In: Joint meeting of the International Primatological Society and the American Society of Primatologists, 21-27 August 2016 Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  • Abernethy, J., Nowak, M., Korstjens, A.H., Hill, R.A., Consiglio, R.A., Slater, H.D. and Wich, S.A., 2016. Influence of forest structure on Sumatran orangutan ecology in a recovering lowland dipterocarp forest. In: CONSERVATION ASIA 2016 29 June-2 July 2016 National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  • Slater, H.D., Consiglio, R.A., Nowak, M., Hill, R.A. and Korstjens, A., 2015. Logging, Forest Structure and Primate Group Densities in North Sumatra, Indonesia. In: PSGB Winter Conference 2015 2 December 2015 Zoological Society of London, London.
  • Korstjens, A.H., Brett, J.C., Rix, M., Wich, S.A. and Hill, R., 2015. LEAP: Landscape Ecology and Primatology – an inter-disciplinary research programme. In: Primate Society of Great Britain Spring Meeting 9-10 April 2015 University of Roehampton, UK..
  • Slater, H., Consiglio, R., Korstjens, A.H. and Hill, R., 2014. The importance of forest structure on primate distributions in Sikundur, Sumatra, Indonesia. In: Primate Society of Great Britain Winter Meeting 15-16 December 2014 University of Birmingham, UK.
  • Korstjens, A.H. and Hillyer, A., 2014. Adapt or perish: modelling primate responses to climate change. In: 25th Conference of the International Primatological Society 11-16 August 2014 Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • Shedden, A., Gillingham, P. and Korstjens, A.H., 2014. The influence of vegetation type on howler and spider monkey distribution in the Uxpanapa valley, Mexico. In: 25th Congress of the International Primatological Society 11-16 August 2014 Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • Shedden, A., Gillingham, P., Newton, A., Dunn, J., Cristobal-Azkarate, J., McSwiney, C., Rodriguez-Luna, E. and Korstjens, A.H., 2013. The influence of vegetation type on howler and spider monkey distribution Uxpanapa Valley area in Mexico. In: PSGB Winter Meeting 2013 11 December 2013 London.
  • Hillyer, A. and Korstjens, A.H., 2013. Observations of Human Disturbance in Abuko Nature Reserve, The Gambia and Threats to a Wild Population of Temminck’s Colobus, Procolobus badius temminckii. In: 9. Goettinger Freilandtagen 3-6 December 2013 Goettingen, Germany.
  • Brett, J.R. and Korstjens, A.H., 2013. Chimpanzee hunting behaviour: patterns and comparisons in social carnivory. In: PSGB Winter Meeting 2013 11 December 2013 London.
  • Beziers, P., Hobeika, S. and Korstjens, A.H., 2009. Are Dominant Males More Successful Reproductively? In: 3rd Congress of the European Federation for Primatology 12-15 August 2009 Zurich, Switzerland. 151-152.
  • Hobeika, S., Beziers, P. and Korstjens, A.H., 2009. The Accuracy of Sexual Swellings as Indicators for the Reproductive Status of Female Red Colobus (Piliocolobus tephrosceles). 161-162.
  • Korstjens, A.H., Hobeika, S., Beziers, P. and Piachaud, E., 2009. How Sexy Does a Girl Have to Be to Achieve Her Goals? 122.
  • Piachaud, M., Beziers, P., Hobeika, S. and Korstjens, A.H., 2009. What Is the Best Strategy to Access Females in Oestrus?
  • Korstjens, A.H., Hobeika, S., Beziers, P. and Heistermann, M., 2008. What Procolobus Can Tell Us About The Evolution of Female Sexual Signals. 19.
  • Asensio, N., Korstjens, A.H. and Aureli, F., 2008. Ranging costs in wild spider monkeys. In: 2nd Congress of the European Federation for Primatology 3-7 September 2007 Vancatova, Prague, Czech Republic. 310.
  • Lehmann, J., Korstjens, A.H. and Dunbar, R.I.M., 2007. Ape Biogeography and Social Organisation: A Time Budget Model. In: BES Annual Meeting (Programme and Abstracts) 17 5-7 September 2006 University of Oxford.
  • Korstjens, A.H., Lehmann, J. and Dunbar, R.I.M., 2007. Ecological Determinants of Primate Distribution Patterns and the Effect of Climate Change. In: BES Annual Meeting (Programme and Abstracts) 17 5-7 September 2006 University of Oxford.
  • Lehmann, J., Korstjens, A.H. and Dunbar, R.I.M., 2007. Weight and time matter: determinants of ape social system and biogeography. 153-154.
  • Asensio, N., Korstjens, A.H. and Aureli, F., 2006. Intra-Group Aggression in Wild Spider Monkeys.
  • Korstjens, A.H., Lehmann, J. and Dunbar, R.I.M., 2006. Come Rain, Come Shine: Why Guenons (Cercopithecus) Conquered Africa.
  • Lehmann, J., Korstjens, A.H. and Dunbar, R.I.M., 2006. Why Chimpanzees Are Chimpanzees and Not Gorillas: Insights From Time Budget Models.
  • Noe, R. and Korstjens, A.H., 2001. West-African Colobines: Three Different Peaks to the Same Landscape. Adelaide: IPS, 263.
  • Korstjens, A.H., 2001. Sexual Activity and Sexual Swellings in Females: A Comparison of Three Colobus Species. 26.
  • Korstjens, A.H., 2001. The Mating System of the Olive Colobus. Adelaide: IPS, 404.

Theses

PhD Students

  • Helen Slater (The Importance of Micro-Climate Refuges for Mammal Responses to Climate Change & Human Disturbance)
  • Emma Hankinson (Orang-utan (Pongo abelii) sleep architecture: Exploring the importance of a good night’s sleep and sleeping platform construction for cognitive functioning in the Hominidae)
  • Kelly van Leeuwen (Landscape use by savannah chimpanzees as a proxy for hominin landscape use)
  • Christopher Marsh (LEAP: Landscape Ecology and Primatology in Sikundur Indonesia)
  • Monika Knul (The project examines the dynamics of geographic ranges of both mammals that went extinct and those that survived during one of the most dramatic climatic changes in recent history: the Last Glacial Maximum up to the beginning of the Holocene. Furthermore it also explores changes in bio-geography in response to changes in climate between 60.000 and 8000 years ago. This comparative approach is likely to provide novel insights into the ways in which species respond to climate change and human presence e.g. the cause of mega faunal and Neanderthal extinction.)
  • Monika Knul (Faunal and Human Biogeography and Terminal Ice Age Climate Change)
  • Aralisa Citalli SHEDDEN-GONZALEZ (Using Primates for Developing Strategic Conservation Policies in Mexico)
  • Alexandria Young (An Investigation of patterns of mammalian scavenging in relation to vertebrate skeletal remains in a Northwestern European context: forensic applications)

Profile of Teaching PG

  • Primate Behaviour and Ecology

Profile of Teaching UG

  • 2016-09 SciTech: L5 - Bonobos, Bones and Bottlenecks: Understanding Modern Human Variation
  • 2016-09 SciTech: L5 - Behavioural Ecology
  • 2016-09 SciTech: L5 - Advanced Skills for Biology
  • 2016-09 SciTech: L6 - Independent Research Project
  • 2016-09 SciTech: L4 - Ecology
  • 2016-09 SciTech: L4 - Biological Research Skills
  • 2017-01 SciTech: L6 - Primate Behavioural Ecology

Invited Lectures

  • Lecture for MSc workshop Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK

Grants

  • Supporting the planning of corridors and buffer zones by identifying the habitat requirements of the Critically Endangered Sumatran elephant in Leuser Ecosystem, Sumatra, Indonesia (People's Trust for endangered species, 16 Jun 2016). In Progress
  • Savannah chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) landscape use in the Toro-Semliki Wildlife Reserve, Uganda (Primate Society of Great Britain, 01 Jun 2016). In Progress
  • The effects of forest degradation on ranging habits and activities of arboreal primates within Sikundur, the Gunung Leuser Ecosystem, Northern Sumatra (Primate Society of Great Britain, 01 May 2016). In Progress
  • The effects of forest degradation on ranging habits, and activities of arboreal primates within Sikundur, the Gunung Leuser Ecosystem, Northern Sumatra (Royal Geographical Society, 01 Apr 2016). In Progress
  • Taking elephant behavior and habitat modeling to a new dimension (International Elephant Foundation, 01 Mar 2016). In Progress
  • Estimating a critically endangered Sumatran elephant population and developing human-elephant coexistence strategies in Leuser Ecosystem (Rufford Small Grants, 01 Mar 2016). In Progress
  • Co-creation of scientific publications and conference outputs on primate biogeography and conservation (Bournemouth University, 01 Feb 2016). Completed
  • Supporting the science of lowland dipterocarp rainforest conservation: orang-utans, carbon and disturbance trajectories (NERC - ARSF: Awarded but not executed due to problems in obtaining permits, 01 Oct 2014). Completed
  • Networking and mobility towards consolidation of a multi-stakeholder learning platform enhancing research and professional practice in conservation (Bournemouth University, 01 Sep 2014). In Progress
  • Collecting and spreading knowledge on species’ distributions and forest disturbance (Bournemouth University Fusion Investment Fund, 01 Sep 2014). In Progress
  • The importance of climate on primate distribution patterns (Bournemouth University - Fusion Investment Fund, 15 Aug 2013). Completed

External Responsibilities

Public Engagement & Outreach Activities

  • Teaching year 2 children about primates and ecology at the local school Hamworthy Infant School, Poole.. 1.5 hour.
  • Presented research and took part in a Q&A as part of a series of lectures around conservation for members of the U3A.
  • Festival of Learning 2014 Bournemouth University - Primatology & Human evolution event
  • Festival of Science at Bournemouth University 2013 - Primate & human evolution workshop

Qualifications

  • PhD in Biology (Utrecht University, The Netherlands, 2001)

Memberships

  • Higher Education Academy, Fellow,
  • International Primatologial Society, Member,
  • IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group, Primate Specialist,
  • Primate Society of Great Britain, Member,
  • PSGB Conservation Working Party (Primate Society of Great Britain), Associate (2017-), http://www.psgb.org/conservation_grants.php
The data on this page was last updated at 04:05 on August 23, 2017.