Welcome to the Stone Primate Behavioral Ecology Lab!
We integrate animal behavior, ecology and evolution to study primate social behaviors, mating strategies and life history patterns. Specifically, we work with a population of squirrel monkeys (Saimiri collinsi) that we have monitored since 2000, in Eastern Amazonian Brazil. We test hypotheses using naturalistic observations on wild monkeys and molecular ecology tools to better understand their social structure and dispersal patterns. Currently, ours is the only study site where this particular species is being monitored: its conservation status is unknown because it is restricted almost entirely to forest fragments.