University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Department of Anthropology

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Dr. Paul A Garber

Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
ANTHROPOLOGY; Emeritus of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Professor of LAS Global Studies
Center for Global Studies

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Research Interests

I have studied the behavior, ecology, cognition, and conservation of nonhuman primates in Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, and China. I am the Executive Editor of the American Journal of Primatology. I am the Director of Research and Education at two biological field stations, one in Costa Rica and one in Nicaragua. My conservation efforts have focused on the concept of sustainable community ecology in which scientists, educators, and members of the local community work together as stakeholders in rainforest conservation. Since 1994, I have taught field courses on conservation, rainforest ecology, and primate behavior to undergraduate and graduate students. I am the author of over 120 books, journal articles, book chapters, editorials, and book reviews. For more complete information on my research activities, including copies of my publications, please visit my website.

Biography

I have studied the behavior, ecology, cognition, and conservation of nonhuman primates in Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Peru, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, and China. I am the Executive Editor of the American Journal of Primatology. I am the Director of Research and Education at two biological field stations, one in Costa Rica and one in Nicaragua. My conservation efforts have focused on the concept of sustainable community ecology in which scientists, educators, and members of the local community work together as stakeholders in rainforest conservation. Since 1994, I have taught field courses on conservation, rainforest ecology, and primate behavior to undergraduate and graduate students. I am the author of over 120 books, journal articles, book chapters, editorials, and book reviews. For more complete information on my research activities, including copies of my publications, please visit my website.

Education

  • Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology, Washington University, St. Louis

Publications

Books

  • Garber, Paul A. SOUTH AMERICAN PRIMATES: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES IN THE STUDY OF BEHAVIOR, ECOLOGY, AND CONSERVATION. Comp. Alejandro Estrada. New York: Springer, 2009.
  • Estrada, Alejandro. NEW PERSPECTIVES IN THE STUDY OF MESOAMERICAN PRIMATES: DISTRIBUTION, ECOLOGY, BEHAVIOR AND CONSERVATION. . Comp. Paul A. Garber. New York: Springer, 2006.
  • Boinksi, Sue. ON THE MOVE: HOW AND WHY ANIMALS TRAVEL IN GROUPS. CHICAGO: University of Chicago Press, 2000.
  • Garber, Paul A., Marilyn Norconk, and Alfred Rosenberger. ADAPTIVE RADIATIONS OF NEOTROPICAL PRIMATES. New York: Plenum Press, 1996.

Book Contributions

  • "Comparative perspectives in the study of South American primates: research priorities and conservation imperatives." SOUTH AMERICAN PRIMATES: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES IN THE STUDY OF BEHAVIOR, ECOLOGY, AND CONSERVATION. New York: Springer, 2009.
  • "Advancing the study of South American primates." SOUTH AMERICAN PRIMATES: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES IN THE STUDY OF BEHAVIOR, ECOLOGY, AND CONSERVATION. New York: Springer, 2009.
  • "Integrating social and ecological information in decision-making." SOUTH AMERICAN PRIMATES: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES IN THE STUDY OF BEHAVIOR, ECOLOGY, AND CONSERVATION. New York: Springer, 2009.

Journal Articles

  • "Grooming reciprocity in male Tibetan macaques." American Journal of Primatology 75.10 (2013):
  • "Evidence of Allomaternal nursing Across One-Male Units in the Yunnan Snub-Nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus bieti)." PLoS ONE (2012):
  • "Grooming reciprocity in female Tibetan macaques Macaca thibetana." American Journal of Primatology 74.6 (2012):
  • "Infant mortality in Alouatta caraya living in a flooded forest in Northeastern Argentina." International Journal of Primatology 33 (2012):
  • "ission–fusion behavior in Yunnan snub‐nosed monkeys (Rhinopithecus bieti) inYunnan, China." Int J Primatol 33 (2012):
  • "Analysis of the hydrogenotrophic microbiota of wild and captive black howler monkeys (Alouatta pigra) in Palenque National Park, Mexico." American Journal of Primatology 73 (2011):
  • Qi, Xiao-Guang, Bin Yang, Paul A. Garber, Weihong Ji, Kunio Watanabe, and Bao-Guo Li. "Sexual Interference in the Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey (Rhinopithecus roxellana): A Test of the Sexual Competition Hypothesis in a Polygynous Species." American Journal of Primatology 73 (2011): 366-377.
  • "Mating promiscuity and reproductive tactics in female black and gold howler monkeys (Alouatta caraya) inhabiting an island on the Parana River, Argentina." American Journal of Primatology 72 (2010):
  • "Trunk-to-trunk Leaping in wild Callimico goeldii in northern Bolivia." Neotropical Primates 16.1 (2009):