Brianne Beisner


My research interests and goals bridge the gap between basic science and practical application as it relates to management and welfare issues in animal behavior.  I play a 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, I have a strong interest in quantitative approaches, particularly social network analytical techniques. As such, I strive to bridge the gap between the analytical and biological/behavioral sides of our research.