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

Sarkar, D, Chapman, CA, Valenta, K, Angom, SC, Kagoro, W, and Sengupta, R. "A Tiered Analysis of Community Benefits and Conservation Engagement from the Makerere University Biological Field Station, Uganda." Professional Geographer (January 1, 2019). 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

Brown, KA, MacDougall, LK, Valenta, K, Simor, A, Johnstone, J, Mubareka, S, Broukhanski, G, Garber, G, McGeer, A, and Daneman, N. "Increased environmental sample area and recovery of Clostridium difficile spores from hospital surfaces by quantitative PCR and enrichment culture." Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology 39.8 (August 2018): 917-923. 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 1, 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 1, 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, MBN, 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, JT, 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 1, 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 1, 2018): 384-395. Full Text