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I am interested in the behavior of threatened species, and in how flexibility in behavior affects species' capacity for persistence in human-dominated landscapes. In Tanzania, I was involved in several initiatives including mitigation of conflict between people and elephants, and setting of national conservation priorities, including Priority Primate Areas. I've spent the last two years researching risk, fear and cognition in samango monkeys at two montane forest sites in South Africa, while freelance writing about wildlife conservation and trade. 

RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Primate behavior and conservation
  • Large mammal ecology
  • Flooded forests
  • Human-wildlife interactions
  • Wildlife trade
EDUCATION
  • PhD. Biological Anthropology       University of Cambridge, 2007
  • B.A. Animal Behavior                    Bucknell University, 2001
POSITIONS
  • 2013-Present            Junior Research Fellow, Durham University, Evolutionary Anthropology
  • 2013-Present            Research Associate, University of the Free State, Qwaqwa, Zoology & Entomology
  • 2010-2012                 Postdoc/Lecturer, Princeton University, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • 2008-2009                 Consultant, Wildlife Conservation Society - Tanzania                                   
E-mail: knowak02@gmail.com     Twitter: @katzyna