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Congrats Grads!

We are so proud of graduates Jordan Broadhead and Seth Rankins.

Both Jordan and Seth were undergraduate researchers in the lab who produced manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals and presented at domestic and national conferences. We wish you both the best of luck in all your future endeavors!

World Lemur Week Celebrations

Come join us in room 1223 in the Forestry and Wildlife Sciences Building tomorrow at 3:30pm to learn more about lemur conservation.

On Nov 6th from 7-9pm we will also have Lemur Trivia night at Niffer’s Place! 

If you can’t make it to trivia, try to grab a meal there, because they will donate 10% from purchases all day to lemur conservation through the Mad Dog Initiative!

Conservation Art

PhD student, Kayleigh Chalkowski is studying the impacts of invasive species on wildlife and human health using Toxoplasma gondii and feral cats in Hawaii as a study system. She  is also an incredible artist. Check out her work here.

Lemurs and their itchy behavior

Check out our newest paper out in the October issue of Animal Behaviour on the role of lemur personalities on parasitism! We explore how behaviour and hormones (like testosterone and stress hormone-cortisol) can drive the heterogeneity in parasitism that you see in wild populations. We also discuss the role that aggression may play in spreading parasites between conspecifics and hence the impacts that behavior may have not only on an individual lemur’s health, but on the entire population’s health.

We also introduce our mouse lemur personality assay in this paper. They really are as docile as they seem!