• Fransisca Ariantiningsih
  • Fransisca Ariantiningsih
  • Advisor: Dr. Erin Vogel and Dr. Victoria Ramenzoni
  • Focus Area: Non-Human Primates

    I received my master’s degree from The University of Queensland, Australia, majoring in Wildlife Conservation. My master research focused on the utilization of game meat by local people living around the conservation areas in Merauke District, Papua Province, Indonesia. After finishing my master’s degree, I worked on the conservation of orangutans in Sumatra for more than a decade. In the Fall 2023, I joined the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources, Rutgers University.


    I am interested to focus my graduate research on humans – ecosystem relationship, especially in utilizing and managing the natural resources. My future doctoral research will focus on the interaction between human and non-human primates especially orangutans and how the human – wildlife coexistence can be achieved through the integration of human and natural systems.


    Primate ecology and conservation, the interaction between humans and orangutans, the utilization and management of natural resources by local communities, landscape management, ecosystem restoration, climate change and nature-based solutions.