Nalina Aiempichitkijkarn

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I am an incoming PhD student in the Animal Behavior Graduate Group. I have had experiences working with wild long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) in Thailand, studying anthropogenic effects on their stone tool use behavior. I have also investigated stone tool use in wild bearded capuchin (Sapajus libidinosus) focusing on the development of stone manipulation. In 2017, I was involved in the McCowan lab as a research assistant. My work involved collecting data to explore human-macaque interactions in Shimla, a city in the northern part of India. My broad research interest is in behavioral ecology, but I am also open to studying various aspects of primatology. I hope that my research can help find ways for monkey to live peacefully in the global expansion of human population.