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Research:

My research examines the behavior, reproduction, conservation, and ecology of mouse lemurs (Microcebus griseorufus) at the Beza Mahafaly research center in Madagascar. Preliminary findings show that the gallery forests at Beza contain the highest numbers of mouse lemurs and that this population is most active high in the trees. Mouse lemurs at Ihazoara and the spiny forests show similar activity patterns, but mouse lemurs in Ihazoara are most vunerable to predation due to the placement of their nests being closer to the ground. Of these three populations, mouse lemurs in the spiny forests use tree trunks as nest most frequently which acts to provide a greater measure of protection against predators (see image to right).

 

 

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

NAME: EMILIENNE RASOAZANABARY

ADVISOR: LAURIE GODFREY

EDUCATION:

•PhD Candidate University of Massachusetts, MA; Biological Anthropology.

•MA (2004) University of Massachusetts; Anthropology.

•Maîtrise de Recherche and Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies “D.E.A” : Département de Paléontogie et d'Anthropologie Biologique; (Option: Biologie Evolutive) Université d'Antananarivo, Madagascar.

CONTACT: rasmie@anthro.umass.edu

 

 

Contact Information:
Department of Anthropology
240 Hicks Way

Laboratories:
Machmer Hall W-12, W14, W16
(W-16) 413-545-380
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