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Mammals Research

Lawrence Heaney is continuing his investigation of the evolution and ecology of mammals in island ecosystems on a wide range of issues, including systematics, biogeography, population ecology and genetics; this research is carried out in North America and especially in Southeast Asia. He is also increasingly active in issues involving conservation of biological diversity.


Bruce Patterson focuses on the ecology, evolution and conservation of tropical mammals. His work on systematics and biogeography of small mammals, especially in the tropical Andes and Amazon, now routinely involves host-parasite coevolution studies.  His systematic studies also involve fieldwork, students and collaborators in tropical Africa and SE Asia.


Bill Stanley is studying the biogeography and ecology of small mammals in montane areas of East Africa, with particular emphasis on the fauna of the mountains of Tanzania.


Steven Goodman is studying the living and fossil mammals and birds of Madagascar, making remarkable new discoveries of species, documenting patterns of biological diversity, and providing advanced training to Malagasy graduate students in systematics, ecology and conservation biology.


Julian Kerbis Peterhans is investigating the biogeography and systematics of African small mammals, particularly those on mountaintops astride the Albertine Rift in Central Africa.


Jack Fooden is studying the systematics and biogeography of Old World monkeys, particularly macaques (genus Macaca). His studies are exemplary for integrating distribution, ecology, and genetics with systematics to produce comprehensive, authoritative revisions.