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Karen B. Strier

Committee member

Karen B. Strier

University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.

Current affiliations

Dr. Strier received her PhD from Harvard University. Her groundbreaking, extensive fieldwork on the critically endangered northern muriqui in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil has significantly contributed to its conservation efforts and has played a key role in broadening the understanding of primate behavioral and ecological diversity. She is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, as well as the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She holds an Honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Chicago, the Distinguished Primatologist Award from the American Society of Primatology in 2010, and Lifetime Honorary Memberships from the Brazilian and Latin American Primatological Societies. With over 200 publications to her name, including the upcoming 6th edition of Primate Behavioral Ecology, Dr. Strier has been actively involved in various professional societies and currently serves as the President of the International Primatological Society.

Recent publications

  • Strier KB.  2018 Primate social behavior. Centennial Perspective.  American Journal of Physical Anthropology 165:801-812.

  • Strier KB, Possami CB, Tabacow FP, Pissinatti A, Lanna, AM, Melo FR, Moreira, L, Talebi M, Breves P, Mendes SL, and Jerusalinsky L. 2017. Demographic monitoring of wild muriqui populations: Criteria for defining priority areas and monitoring intensity. PLoS One 12(12): e0188922.

  • Strier KB.  2017. What does variation in primate behavior mean?  Yearbook of Physical Anthropology 162 (S63):4-14.

  • Strier KB. Chaves PB, Mendes SL, Fagundes V, and Di Fiore A.  2011. Low paternity skew and the influence of maternal kin in an egalitarian, patrilocal primate.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 108:18915-18919.

  • Strier KB. Altmann J, Brockman DK, Bronikowski,A, Cords M, Fedigan LM, Lapp H, Liu X, Morris W., Pusey AE, Stoinski TS, and Alberts SC.  2010. The Primate Life History Database: A unique shared ecological data resource.  Methods in Ecology and Evolution 1: 199-210.

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