Curriculum Vitae

Education

Ph.D. In progress. Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior. Boise State University.

M.S. May, 2017. Environmental Sciences and Policy. Clark University.

M.A. August, 2014. Anthropology. University of Victoria.

B.S. May, 2011. Cum Laude. Biological Anthropology with Special Honors. The George Washington University.

Research Experience/Field Work

Principal Orientations of Top Environmental Science/Sustainability Masters Programs Across the Globe. Research Assistant. Clark University. Supervised by Dr. Gregory Trencher. (October 2016-April 2017).

Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining’s Potential Impact on Faunal Biodiversity and Beliefs on Biodiversity and Land Use Changes in Madre de Dios, Peru. Primary Investigator/MS Research. Supervised by Dr. Florencia Sangermano. (Sept 2015-May 2017).

Herptological inventory of Colonial National Historical Park. Supervisor: Anne Devan-Song. (April-May 2015)

Variables affecting orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) feeding tree revisitation rates. PI with Dr. Erin Vogel. (2011-2014).

Diet and behavior of a pair-bonded South American primate, Callicebus donacophilus. Primary investigator. In collaboration with Dr. Kimberly Dingess. (October 2013-July 2014)

Diet and behavior of adult Propithecus verreauxi During the Birth Season in Southern Madagascar. MA Thesis. University of Victoria. Supervised by Dr. Lisa Gould. (August-September 2013).

Social behavior of Titi Monkeys (Callicebus donacophilius). Research Assistant. The Titi Monkey Project. Supervised by Dr. Kimberly Dingess. (March 2012-June 2012).

Mental shift and its effects on accuracy and memory ability in orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus). Honors Senior Thesis. The George Washington University. Supervised by Dr. Erin Vogel and Dr. Marietta Dindo. (September 2010-May 2011).

Tooth Enamel Chipping in Great Apes. Data Collection. American Museum of Natural History. Supervised by Dr. Paul Constantino. (October 2010).

The Evolution of Cultural Learning. Research Assistant. The George Washington University. Assisted Dr. Marietta Dindo. (January 2010-September 2010).

Home Range Patterns of Alouatta palliata. Independent Research. La Suerte Biological Field Station in Costa Rica. Supervised by Dr. Guiseppe Donati. (July-August 2010).

Parasite Prevalence in Howler Monkeys (Alouatta palliata). La Suerte Biological Field Station in Costa Rica. Assisted and supervised by doctoral candidates Desiree Sharpe and Tori Vratania. (July-August 2010).

Grants/Awards

Clark University IDCE Travel Award (2016).

The George Perkins Marsh Institute at Clark University's Geller Student Research Award (2015).

The University of Victoria's Graduate Student Travel Grant (2014).

The University of Victoria Graduate Award (2013).

The University of Victoria's Graduate Student Travel Grant (2013).

Sigma Xi's Grant in Aid of Research (2013).

The George Washington University's Lewis N. Cotlow Award (2011). With co-investigator Dr. Erin Vogel.

Honors

2018 Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

2011 Golden Key International Honour Society

2011 Jane B. Hart Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement

2011 Jane B. Hart Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis

Publications

Markham, K. E., & Sangermano, F. (2018). Evaluating Wildlife Vulnerability to Mercury Pollution From Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Madre de Dios, Peru. Tropical Conservation Science, 11, 1940082918794320. https://doi.org/10.1177/1940082918794320

Markham, K., Gould, L. (2018). Diet and behavior of adult Propithecus verreauxi (Verreaux's sifaka) in southern Madagascar during the birth season. Lemur News, 21, 12-16.

Trencher, G., Vincent, S., Bahr, K., Kudo, S., Markham, K., and Yamanaka, Y. (2018). Evaluating core competencies development in sustainability and environmental master's programs: an empirical analysis. Journal of Cleaner Production. 181; 829-841.

Constantino, P., Markham, K., Lucas, P. (2012). Tooth Chipping as a Tool to Reconstruct Diets of Great Apes (Pongo, Gorilla, Pan). International Journal of Primatology. 33(3); 661-672.

Presentations and Posters at Professional Meetings

Markham, K. (2019). Predicting Future Artisanal and Small Scale Mining in the Peruvian Amazon. Presented at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. Washington, DC April 4, 2019.

Markham, K. Sangermano, F. and Rogan, J. (2017) Modeling Faunal Vulnerability to Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining in Madre de Dios, Peru. Presented at the American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting. Boston, MA, April 8, 2017.

Cabrera Roa, A.*, Markham, K.* (2016) Climate Change in the Andes: An Integrated Review of Vulnerabilities, Perspectives, and Resilience as Applied to Conservation. Presented at Community, Culture, and Conservation: Sustaining Landscapes and Livelihoods, Waterville, Maine, April 9, 2016.

Markham, K., van Noordwijk, M. and Vogel, E. (2014) Factors Influencing Revisitation Rates to Feeding Trees in Wild, Bornean Orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii) in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. Presented at the American Society for Primatologists 37th Meeting, Decatur, GA, September 14, 2014.

Markham, K. and Dingess, K. (2014) Diet and behavior of a pair-bonded, South American primate, Callicebus donacophilus. Presented at the International Primatological Society XXV Congress, Hanoi, Vietnam, August 12, 2014.

Markham, K. and Vogel, E. (2012) Orangutan Feeding Tree Revisitation Data at the Tuanan Research Station, Borneo, Indonesia. Presented at the 11th Annual Lewis N. Cotlow Student Research Conference, Washington, DC, October 19, 2012.

Sharpe, D., Vratanina, T., Cudmore, B.*, and Markham, K.* (2011, September). Parasite Prevalence in Free-Ranging Mantled Howler Monkeys (Alouatta palliata), La Suerte Biological Field Station, Costa Rica. Poster at 2011 American Society of Primatologists, Austin, TX, September 17, 2011.

*Equal contribution.

Invited Lectures

Remote Sensing for Earth Observations. (Feb 28th, 2019). Boise State Aerospace Day.

How light and noise pollution affect wildlife. (Jan 16th, 2019). Idaho Conservation League.

Gold mining and health effects in Madre de Dios, Peru. (November 20, 2015). Culture, Health, and Development (ID 121). Clark University.

Ecological and Evolutionary Perspectives on Disease. (September 25, 2015). Culture, Health, and Development (ID 121). Clark University.

Primate cognition and culture. (January 29, 2014). Introduction to Anthropology (ANTH 100). University of Victoria.

Fieldwork in primatology. (January 17, 2014). Introduction to Anthropology (ANTH 100). University of Victoria.

Human origins and ancestors. (May 13, 2013). Introduction to Anthropology (ANTH 100). University of Victoria.

Introduction to primates (May 8, 2013). Introduction to Anthropology (ANTH 100). University of Victoria.

Evolution. (May 7, 2013). Introduction to Anthropology (ANTH 100). University of Victoria.

Surviving in a complex environment: orangutan revisitation data from Borneo, Indonesia. (March 15, 2013). Second annual University of Victoria IdeaFest.

Primate Cognition and Primate Conservation. (January 30, 2013). Introduction to Anthropology (ANTH 100). University of Victoria.

Sex and Non-Human Primates. (November 21, 2012). Introduction to Anthropology (ANTH 100). University of Victoria.

University Teaching Experience

EN 101: Teaching Assistant. Environmental Sciences and Policy: Introductory Case Studies. Clark University with Dr. Gregory Trencher. (Fall, 2017).

ID 121: Teaching Assistant. Culture, Health, and Development. Clark University. (Fall, 2015).

ANTH 100: Teaching Assistant. Introduction to Anthropology. University of Victoria. (Fall, 2012; Spring, 2013; Summer 2013; Spring 2014; Summer 2014).

Committee Membership

2017-Present. Awards Director for the Association of American Geographers' Landscape Specialty Group.

Member. Students for Making an Inclusive Learning Environment at Clark University. Jan-May, 2017.

Student Representative. Clark University Board of Trustees Committee for Academic Affairs. Oct 2016-May 2017.

President. International Development, Community and Environment Student Association at Clark University. 2016-2017.

IDCE Department Representative to the Graduate Student Council at Clark University. 2016-2017.

Member. Graduate Student Planning Team for the Clark Diversity Committee for Active Change. January-March 2016.

Graduate Representative for University of Victoria's Committee on Teaching and Research Awards in the Faculty of Social Science. Fall, 2012-Spring, 2013.

Co-Chair of the University of Victoria's Graduate Student Society in Anthropology. Fall, 2012-2013.

President and Co-Founder. The George Washington University's Roots and Shoots Service Organization. 2010-2011.

Service and Outreach

2014-present. Mentor. iCouldbe.

2016-April 2019. Moderator. Google+ community Biocultural Diversity.

2014-2018. Contributor, Hero (Dec 2015), Founder of Environmental Sciences Subject (Dec 2015). Socratic.org

2014-2017. Curator. Encyclopedia of Life.

2014-2015. Mentor. Curiosity Machine.

2013-2014. Volunteer. Let's Talk Science. University of Victoria Division.

2013. Volunteer. Canadian Association for Girls in Science. Victoria, BC Chapter.

Professional Societies

Association of American Geographers, Society of Conservation GIS, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society.