Colobine Research Group
Adjunct Professor Thomas Struhsaker is 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. Ruth Steel is working to determine how specific ecological factors influence these monkeys' behavioral ecology.
Group of Udzungwa red colobus monkeys in Mwanihana Forest near Campsite 2. Udzungwa Mountains National Park, Tanzania. Photo by Ruth Steel