• Thomas T. Struhsaker

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Evolutionary Anthropology
  • 07 Bio Sci
  • Phone: (919) 684-2417
  • Overview

    Currently involved in ecological and demographic studies of the Udzungwa Red Colobus Monkey in the Udzungwa Mts. of Tanzania. The long-term goal of this project is to increase our understanding of this vulnerable, endemic species and to improve the conservation of it and its habitat along with all of the other endemic and endangered species of this area. Documentary DVD, 2004. The Zanzibar Red Colobus Monkey (available from T.T. Struhsaker, tomstruh@duke.edu; see below). Recent publications: 2004. Demographic variation among Udzungwa red colobus in relation to gross ecological and sociological parameters. Intl. J. Primatology, 25:615-658. 2005. Conserving Africa's rain forests: problems in protected areas and possible solutions. Biological Conservation, 123: 45-54. with P.J. Struhsaker and K.S. Siex. 2005. Conservation of red colobus and their habitats. Intl. J. Primatology, 26:525-538. 2006. with F. Rovero and others: Abundance of diurnal primates in Mwanihana Forest, Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania: A multi-observer comparison of line-transect data. Intl. J. Primatology 27:675-697. 2007. Vegetative predictors of primate abundance: utility and limitations of a fine-scale analysis. American Journal of Primatology, 69:1242-1256. with F. Rovero. In Press (to appear in 2010). The red colobus monkeys: variation in demography, behavior, and ecology of endangered species. Oxford University Press. http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780198529583.do
  • Other

    A DVD on the behavior, ecology, and conservation of the Zanzibar red colobus is available for purchase. This is an educational documentary designed for all professionals and students interested in this endangered species, as well as the biology and conservation of free-ranging primates. For purchase contact Thomas T. Struhsaker (tomstruh@duke.edu) or www.baa.duke.edu/monkey/
  • Specialties

    • Primate Ecology
    • Behavioral Ecology and Physiology
  • Research Summary

    Ecology, demography, behavior, and conservation
  • Research Description

    Currently involved in ecological and demographic studies of the Udzungwa Red Colobus Monkey in the Udzungwa Mts. of Tanzania. The long-term goal of this project is to increase our understanding of this vulnerable, endemic species and to improve the conservation of it and its habitat along with all of the other endemic and endangered species of this area.
  • Areas of Interest

    tropical rain forest ecology and conservation

    strategies for effective protection of tropical forest parks

    long-term population dynamics of rain forest mammals

    impact of logging on tropical forest regeneration and wildlife

    mammalian behavior and ecology
  • Education

      • Ph.D.,
      • Zoology,
      • California, Berkeley,
      • 1965
  • Recent Publications

      • T.T. Struhsaker.
      • 2010.
      • The Red Colobus Monkeys: variation in demography, behavior, and ecology of endangered species..
      • Oxford University Press.
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