Marina Cords, Prof.

United States of America
Columbia University
BII expert in: Primates

I am a behavioral ecologist who has led a >40 year study of East African forest primates. Our team has studied reproductive biology, social behavior, dietary ecology, and population trends.

The forest where I work is surrounded by a densely populated area of small farms. When maize, a staple crop, is planted right up to the forest edge, human-monkey conflict is inevitable.