• Why Forests Need Animals

    Why Forests Need Animals

    We explore how primates and other mammals shape forest regeneration through seed dispersal

  • You Are What You Eat

    You Are What You Eat

    We investigate the nutritional ecology, feeding biology, gut microbiome & digestive physiology of primates and carnivora

  • Field Team 2014

    Field Team 2014

    Our work is a collaborative effort among field and laboratory scientists

Joanna E. Lambert is a professor at the University of Colorado – Boulder. Joanna’s current overarching concerns center on animal species interactions, coexistence, and the biology of resilience. Her research program is oriented by the fundamental realities that all animals must eat, that how animals meet their nutritional and energetic needs shapes their interactions and coexistence with other species, including humans, and that the ways in which animals make a living are undergoing an unprecedented rate of change and intensity of selection given the Great Acceleration of habitat conversion.  With this in mind, Joanna and her team investigate the dietary ecology of wild primates and carnivores using an integrative array of field and laboratory methods on animal behavior, physiology, genetics, nutritional chemistry, animal interactions with humans, and human attitudes towards animals in landscapes spanning the gamut of anthropogenic conversion — from some of the most remote wild places on the planet to urban centers.


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