JAMES HIGHAM talks about the evolution and ecology of nonhuman primates, as well as the ethics and politics involved in long-term fieldwork with: rhesus and macaques at Cayo Santiago, Puerto Rico, which was wiped out by Hurricane Maria in 2017; and the movements of people and cattle at Gashaka Gumti in Nigeria. He is interested in variation and sexual selection, and the urgent questions around conservation.
Higham works across fields of primatology and anthropology. He is professor of Anthropology at New York University where he also leads the Primate Reproductive Ecology and Evolution Group.
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