Undergraduate Student Alumni

Listed below are the CHES Undergraduate Affiliates of the past with the titles of their Senior Honors Theses

Class of 2018

Margaret Barrett 

Sex Differences in Developing Social Relationships in Infant Chacma Baboons (Papio ursinus) 

Currently in the M.Sc. Program in Primate Conservation at Oxford Brookes University 


John Calcitrai 

Stress and Sociality in Wild Bornean Orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii)

Currently in the M.S. program in Primate Behavior at Central Washington University


Matthew Fanuka

Differential Diagenesis as Determined from Infrared Spectroscopy on Faunal Bones from Middle Paleolithic Site El Salt, Spain
Currently in the PhD program in Anthropology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


Claire Marcil

Dental Microwear of Trichechus Manatus and Its Implications for the Diet of Paranthropus boisei


Joseph Mirys

FTIR Analysis into the Binding Construction Materials of a Roman Villa in Vacone, Italy


Ryan Smith-Cooper

Chemical Diagenesis and Its Archaeological Implications at the Middle Paleolithic Site of El Salt (Alicante, Spain), Stratigraphic Unit Xb
Currently in the PhD program in Geosciences at the University of Tübingen


Christina Stamat

Geologic Correlations and Paleoanthropological Discoveries in the Turkana Basin, Eastern Africa


Christina Thumann

Does Optimal Foraging Theory Explain the Foraging Strategies of Wild Bornean Orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii) Living in a Peat-Swamp Habitat?

Class of 2017

Daniel Naumenko

Linking Dietary Ecology and Oxidative Stress in Wild Bornean Orangutan

Currently in the PhD program in Anthropology at the University of Colorado, Boulder


Class of 2016

Jayde Herniak

Spatial and Temporal Analysis of Paleoanthropological Data Associated with Paleo-Lorenyang Lake


Antonio Kuilan

Independent Study


Emily Martines

Environmental and Social Influences on Flanged Male Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii) Long Calling Behavior at the Tuanan Orangutan Research Station in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia


Mary Piechowicz

Feeding Rates in Wild Bornean Orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii): A Comparison of Methods


Allen Wodlinger

Female Social Relationships and Access to the Male in a Group of Wild De Brazza Monkeys, Cercopithecus neglectus, of Mathew’s Range, Kenya

Class of 2015

Melissa Boyd

The Circumstances of the Accumulation, Burial, and Preservation of Australopithecus anamensis Specimens at Kanapoi in Kenya

Currently in the PhD program in Geology at Rutgers University


Andy Chang

Cheater Detection in Need-Based Transfers


Veronica Mason

The Impact of Total Energetic Expenditure On Cranial Airway Morphology


Caitlin McCarthy

A Comparison Of Rib Fractures From A Low Explosive To A High Explosive


Christina Spoleti

Moderators of Patient Comfort during Pre-hospital Basic Life Support (BLS)


Emily Wahler

Bioaccessibility Of Curcumin In Variations Of Indonesian Medicine