Brianne Beisner


Brianne Beisner, Associate Project Scientist with the McCowan Lab, has research interests and goals that bridge the gap between basic science and practical application as it relates to management and welfare issues in animal behavior. She plays a key supporting role in the McCowan Lab by contributing to the development, design, conduct, management, analysis, and dissemination of results for two main areas of research: (1) using novel, complex social network analysis techniques to better understand the inter-relationships among social dynamics, health and welfare at individual, community and population-levels in nonhuman primate systems and (2) understanding the drivers and consequences of human-wildlife conflict, with a particular emphasis on human-macaque interactions in South and South East Asia. Additionally, she has a strong interest in quantitative approaches, particularly social network analytical techniques. As such, she strives to bridge the gap between the analytical and biological/behavioral sides of our research.