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Nine Stony Brook Students Receive Prestigious Fulbright Scholarships

AManda RoweAmanda K. Rowe

Hometown: Castle Rock, CO

Degree: PhD Candidate, Interdepartmental Doctoral Program in Anthropological Sciences

Departmental advisors/research mentors: Patricia Wright, Andreas Koenig

Rowe was selected for a Fulbright Research Award to Madagascar. Her project aims to provide a thorough understanding of the factors influencing night active lemurs of the last remaining transitional dry forest of Madagascar, Zombitse-Vohibasia National Park, that must be considered in the development of management and conservation plans. By providing key information for the classification of threatened species status and pinpointing dietary resources that must be preserved to prevent lemur habitat collapse, this project will begin the process of reinforcing the protection of the last remaining transitional dry forest in Madagascar.

Previous honors include:

2019      Rowe Wright Primate Fund: “Preliminary investigations of population density, abundance, and community dynamics of Microcebus murinus, Cheirogaleus medius, Mirza coquereli, and Phaner pallescens in Zombitse-Vohibasia National Park, Madagascar,” $5,000

2019      Sigma Xi: “Preliminary investigations of population density, abundance, and community dynamics of Microcebus murinus, cheirogaleus medius, Mirza, coquereli, and Phaner pallescens in Zombitse-Vohibasia National Park, Madagascar, $1,000

2018      American Society of Primatologists: “Implementing molecular methods to understand ecosystem energy flow and nutritional ecology of mouse lemurs for optimized management strategies in Ranomafana National Park and Isalo National Park, Madagascar,” $1,500

2018      Animal Behaviour Society: “DNA barcoding and the race for conservation: Implementing novel methods to understand the nutritional ecology of Microcebus rufus for optimized management strategies in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar,” $2,000

2018      Lemur Conservation Action Fund, “DNA barcoding and the race for conservation: Implementing novel methods to understand the nutritional ecology of Microcebus rufus for optimized management strategies in Ranomafana National Park and Manombo Special Reserve, Madagascar, $3,000

2018      Rowe Wright Primate Fund: “DNA barcoding and the race for conservation: Implementing novel methods to understand the nutritional ecology of Microcebus rufus for optimized management strategies in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar,” $5,000

2017      Rowe Wright Primate Fund” Preliminary investigation of the nutritional ecology and gastrointestinal bacteria in Propithecus edwardsi, nutritional ecology of Microcebus rufus and arthropod communities in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar, $5,000

2016      Prentice Foundation: “Collective decision making in Tibetan macaques: how followers affect the rules and efficiency of group movement,” $500

2016      NSF East Asia Pacific Institute Fellowship (established track as NSF PI): “Understanding the maintenance of cohesion in social groups through the investigation of how followers affect collective decision making during group movement in Tibetan macaques”

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