People

Current and Past Student Mentees

PhD
Fabiana P. Corcione
University of Barcelona, in progress
I am currently co-directing, together with Dr. Carles-Enric Riba, Fabiana’s dissertation: “Mother-Infant Interactions in Western Lowland Gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) at the Barcelona Zoo: influence of physical contact, maternal transport style and spatial relationships on Infant social development”.

Alice M. Percher
University of Montpellier, 2017
I was a “co-enchandrant” in Alice’s dissertation: Les marqueurs de l'écologie alimentaire chez le mandrill: le cas des micro-usures dentaires et des ratios d'isotopes stables. Co-directed by Marie Charpentier (University of Montpellier) and Alejandro Romero (University of Alicante).

Mónica Nova Delgado
University of Barcelona, 2015
I co-directed Mónica’s dissertation: “Variabilidad morfométrica dental de los primates Platyrrhini: herramienta para el análisis de adaptaciones ecológicas y afiliaciones taxonómicas . Co-directed with Alejandro Pérez-Pérez (University of Barcelona).

Beatriz Gamarra Rubio
University of Barcelona, 2014
I co-directed Bea’s dissertation: Implicacions filogenètiques i adaptatives de la variabilitat morfològica de la dentició dels primats Catarrhini actuals i fòssils. Co-directed with Alejandro Pérez-Pérez (University of Barcelona).
Bea has been a post-doctoral researcher at the University College Dublin, and nowadays she is a researcher at the “Institut Català de Paleoecologia Humana i Evolució Social”, in Tarragona.

Master Thesis
Andrea Velasco
University of Girona, 2021 (in progress)
M.S. in Primatology: TBD.

Carlota Galán
University of Barcelona & Jane Goodall Institute Spain, 2021 (in progress)
M.S. in Research in Behaviour and Cognition: TBD.

Aina Rodó de Yebra
University of Barcelona & Jane Goodall Institute Spain, 2021 (in progress)
M.S. in Research in Behaviour and Cognition: TBD.

Nadia Mirghani Poncelet
Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo & Jane Goodall Institute Spain, 2020
M.S. in Biodiversity in Tropical Areas and its Conservation: Mammal species richness in the Dindefelo Community Nature Reserve, Senegal: A comparison between habitats, seasons and different levels of anthropic disturbance.

Guillem Armengol Selvas
University of Girona, 2020
M.S. in Primatology: Habituación de primates salvajes en libertad: una revisión crítica sobre las tendencias metodológicas del proceso.

Anna Vidiella De Gonzalo
University of Barcelona, 2020
M.S. in Research in Behaviour and Cognition: Dental macrowear and feeding ecology in gorillas: Variability across populations and the case of Virunga mountain gorillas.

Liadan M. Gunter
University of Barcelona, 2020
M.S. in Research in Behaviour and Cognition: Environmental factors that impact social motivation in chimpanzees with implications for social apathy.

Elke Gelinne
University of Girona, 2019
M.S. in Primatology: Effects of socialization on behaviour and stress levels in captive chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes).

Elisa Gregorio
University of Girona, 2019
M.S. in Primatology: Effect of human activities on the demography of Barbary macaques (Macaca sylvanus) in Morocco.

Nausica de Gibert Bonet
University of Girona, 2019
M.S. in Primatology: Impacts of tourism in a habituated group of gorillas and visitor attitudes towards gorilla conservation in Loango National Park, Gabon.

Eba Murua Duque
University of Girona, 2018
M.S. in Primatology: Estudio de la conducta de grooming entre los chimpancés alojados en el Centro de Recuperación de Primates Fundació MONA.

Iván Toquero Vidal
University of Girona, 2017
M.S. in Primatology: Comparative behavior and welfare in captive western lowland gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla): Zoological park vs. Biopark.

Mercedes Mayo Alesón
University of Barcelona, 2013
M.S. in Primatology: Relación entre el desgaste dental y la ecología en babuinos y mandriles. Mercedes is an adjunct professor at the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology, University of Barcelona.

Mónica Nova Delgado
University of Barcelona, 2011
M.S. in Primatology: Variabilidad morfométrica dental de los primates Siimiformes.

Laia Dotras
University of Barcelona, 2009
M.S. in Primatology: Molar size variation related to age and sexual dimorphism in Amboseli baboons (Papio cynocephalus). Laia is currently the Adjunct Director of the Jane Goodall Institute-Spain.

Beatriz Gamarra Rubio
University of Barcelona, 2009
M.S. in Primatology: Variabilidad morfológica de la superficie oclusal del segundo molar inferior en primates fósiles y actuales.

Bachelor Thesis
Sara Cardoso Rodríguez
University of Barcelona, 2021 (in progress)
TBD. In collaboration with Jane Goodall Institute Spain.

Anna Orós Rodríguez
University of Barcelona, 2020
Monkey see, Monkey do: Estudi etològic de ximpanzés mitjançant càmeres trampa a Dindéfélo, Senegal. In collaboration with Jane Goodall Institute Spain.

Laura Fernández Morato
University of Barcelona, 2019
Intervenciones asistidas con perros en salud mental.

Adrien Nkundimana
University of Rwanda and Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, 2018
Food processing and chewing investment in golden monkeys.

Gilbert Ndatimana
University of Rwanda and Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, 2018
Hand and foot trauma in mountain gorilla skeleton.

Jean Claude Twahirwa
University of Rwanda and Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, 2017
Tooth wear in golden monkeys and adaptation to bamboo diet. Jean Claude is a Research Assistant at Karisoke Research Center.

Nadia Niyonizeye
University of Rwanda and Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, 2017
Arboreality behavior in mountain gorillas from Volcanoes National Park. Nadia is a Research Assistant of the mountain gorilla growth and development project at Karisoke Research Center.

Dieudonné Ntoragurwa
University of Rwanda and Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, 2016
Sexual dimorphism in the mountain gorilla skull: are larger males more successful?

Consolée Nyiransabimana
University of Rwanda and Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, 2015
The use of physical characteristics to determine age of onset of becoming a Silverback.

Thadée Muhire
University of Rwanda and Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, 2015
Incisor wear and age determination in mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei). Thadée is a Research Assistant of the mountain gorilla growth and development project at Karisoke Research Center.


Some collaborators (current and past)...

  • Jeanne Altmann (Princeton University)
  • Susan Alberts (Duke University)
  • Laura Baiges-Sotos (University of Sheffield)
  • Marie Charpentier (University of Montpellier)
  • Montse Colell (University of Barcelona)
  • Ramon Coll Monteagudo (Museu Romà de Premià de Mar)
  • Mike Cranfield (Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project)
  • Laia Dotras (Jane Goodall Institute Spain)
  • Winnie Eckardt (Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International)
  • Ferran Estebaranz (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
  • Carles Ferràndez-Cañadell (University of Barcelona)
  • Beatriz Gamarra (Catalan Institute of Human Paleoecology and Social Evolution)
  • Lluís Gibert (University of Barcelona)
  • Halszka Glowacka (University of Arizona)
  • R Adriana Hernandez-Aguilar (University of Barcelona)
  • Erin Kane (Boston University)
  • Laura M Martínez (University of Barcelona)
  • Mercedes Mayo Alesón (University of Barcelona)
  • Shannon McFarlin (George Washington University)
  • Oriol Mercadal (Museu Cerdà)
  • Antoine Mudakikwa (Rwanda Development Board)
  • Jordi Nadal (University of Barcelona)
  • Felix Ndagijimana (Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International)
  • Mónica Nova Delgado (University of Barcelona)
  • Oriol Olesti (Autonomous University of Barcelona)
  • Liliana Pacheco (Jane Goodall Institute Spain)
  • Alice Percher (University of Montpellier)
  • Alejandro Pérez-Pérez (University of Barcelona)
  • Francesc Ribot (Museo Municipal de Prehistoria y Paleontología - Orce, Granada)
  • Martha Robbins (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)
  • Alejandro Romero (University of Alicante)
  • Jordi Serrallonga (Open University of Catalonia)
  • Tara Stoinski (Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International)
  • Jenny Tung (Duke University)
  • Veronica Vecellio (Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International)
  • Edward Wright (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)

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