Nalina Aiempichitkijkarn

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I received my BSc in Biology from Chulalongkorn University (Thailand) in 2014, focused on how tourists affect the expression of stone tool-use behavior in long-tailed macaques in southern Thailand. I went on to study the development of tool-use behavior in bearded capuchin monkeys during my MSc in Psychology at the University of Georgia. In 2017, I was involved in the McCowan Lab as a research assistant investigating human-macaque interactions in Shimla, India. There, I developed my own project focusing on object robbing and bartering involving rhesus macaques at Jakhoo Temple. I am currently a graduate student in the McCowan Lab and the Animal Behavior Graduate Group working on human – macaque interactions. My broad research interests involve adaptive foraging techniques such as anthropogenic feeding, robbing and bartering behavior, and tool use. I hope that my research can help find ways for monkeys to live peacefully amidst the continuous global expansion of human populations.