CHES Graduate Affiliate
- Alysse Moldawer
- Advisor: Dr. Erin Vogel and Dr. Pam McElwee
- Focus Area: Non-Human Primates
- Email: email@example.com
- ACADEMIC BIOGRAPHY:
Prior to arriving to Rutgers as a student, I worked as a field assistant in Central Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia collecting orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii) urine samples, nutritional intake data, and social behavioral data. In my spare time, I volunteered for Erin Vogel's environmental education program (sponsored by Rutgers and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service).
- CURRENT PROJECTS:
My current research entails analyzing orangutan urine for indicators of physiological and endocrinological responses to habitat ecology, seasonal nutrient availability, social stress, and particularly in varying infant/offspring dependency affects on mothers.
- RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Wildlife conservation-ecology, non-human primate physiology, environmental education outreach, anthropogenic affects on orangutan populations.