Dara Adams

Lecturer & Research Associate - Biological Anthropology


Research Associate

Email:dara.adams( at )humboldt.edu

Research & Teaching Focus:

I am a biological anthropologist who specializes in primate behavioral ecology, communication, and conservation. I utilize behavioral and experimental field methods to understand how ecology shapes (and is shaped by) primate social systems and behavior. My primary research investigates how primates cope with the possibility of predation and whether such coping mechanisms thwart hunting by predators. I have conducted research on primates across Latin America over the past decade, including black and hybrid howler monkeys in Mexico, mantled howlers in Costa Rica, and titi and saki monkeys in Peru. My other areas of scholarly interest include community ecology, human and non-human animal interactions, primate nutrition, biodiversity conservation, and socio-ecological issues.

Ph.D. Anthropology, The Ohio State University
M.A. Anthropology, Texas State University
B.A. Anthropology, Texas State University
Dara Adams