Kim Valenta

Kim Valenta

Assistant Research Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology


Degrees & Credentials

  • Ph.D., University of Toronto (Canada) 2014

Valenta, K, and Lehman, SM. "Seed dispersal by mouse lemurs: Do Microcebus represent a unique frugivorous guild?." The Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs of Madagascar: Biology, Behavior and Conservation Biogeography of the Cheirogaleidae. April 7, 2016. 353-365. Full Text

Kirumira, D, Baranga, D, Hartter, J, Valenta, K, Tumwesigye, C, Kagoro, W, and Chapman, C. "Evaluating a union between health care and conservation: A mobile clinic improves park-people relations, yet poaching increases." Conservation and Society 17.1 (January 1, 2019): 51-62. Full Text

Nevo, O, Valenta, K, Razafimandimby, D, Melin, AD, Ayasse, M, and Chapman, CA. "Frugivores and the evolution of fruit colour." Biology Letters 14.9 (September 26, 2018). Full Text

Valenta, K, Kalbitzer, U, Razafimandimby, D, Omeja, P, Ayasse, M, Chapman, CA, and Nevo, O. "The evolution of fruit colour: phylogeny, abiotic factors and the role of mutualists." Scientific Reports 8.1 (September 24, 2018): 14302-null. Full Text

Paim, FP, Valenta, K, Chapman, CA, Paglia, AP, and de Queiroz, HL. "Tree community structure reflects niche segregation of three parapatric squirrel monkey species (Saimiri spp.)." Primates; Journal of Primatology 59.4 (July 2018): 395-404. Full Text

Valenta, K, Nevo, O, and Chapman, CA. "Primate Fruit Color: Useful Concept or Alluring Myth?." International Journal of Primatology 39.3 (June 2018): 321-337. Full Text

Nevo, O, and Valenta, K. "The Ecology and Evolution of Fruit Odor: Implications for Primate Seed Dispersal." International Journal of Primatology 39.3 (June 2018): 338-355. Full Text

Adamescu, GS, Plumptre, AJ, Abernethy, KA, Polansky, L, Bush, ER, Chapman, CA, Shoo, LP, Fayolle, A, Janmaat, KRL, Robbins, MM, Ndangalasi, HJ, Cordeiro, NJ, Gilby, IC, Wittig, RM, Breuer, T, Hockemba, MB-N, Sanz, CM, Morgan, DB, Pusey, AE, Mugerwa, B, Gilagiza, B, Tutin, C, Ewango, CEN, Sheil, D, Dimoto, E, Baya, F, Bujo, F, Ssali, F, Dikangadissi, J-T, Jeffery, K, Valenta, K, White, L, Masozera, M, Wilson, ML, Bitariho, R, Ndolo Ebika, ST, Gourlet-Fleury, S, Mulindahabi, F, and Beale, CM. "Annual cycles are the most common reproductive strategy in African tropical tree communities." Biotropica 50.3 (May 2018): 418-430. Full Text

Chapman, CA, Valenta, K, Bonnell, TR, Brown, KA, and Chapman, LJ. "Solar radiation and ENSO predict fruiting phenology patterns in a 15-year record from Kibale National Park, Uganda." Biotropica 50.3 (May 2018): 384-395. Full Text

Chapman, CA, Bortolamiol, S, Matsuda, I, Omeja, PA, Paim, FP, Reyna-Hurtado, R, Sengupta, R, and Valenta, K. "Primate population dynamics: variation in abundance over space and time." Biodiversity and Conservation 27.5 (April 2018): 1221-1238. Full Text

Nevo, O, Valenta, K, Tevlin, AG, Omeja, P, Styler, SA, Jackson, DJ, Chapman, CA, and Ayasse, M. "Fruit defence syndromes: the independent evolution of mechanical and chemical defences." Evolutionary Ecology 31.6 (December 2017): 913-923. Full Text