Caroline Ross
1993 …2019

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Research interests

My research is primarily in the areas of primate socioecology and human-wildlife conflict. I am particularly interested in the evolution of reproductive and life history strategies in primates and in exploring these using a comparative approach. As part of this I have worked on the evolution of life histories using a comparative approach and carried out research into reproductive strategies and socioecology in a number of old world monkey species, including a  long-term research project into the biology and behaviour of baboons at Gashaka Gumti National Park, Nigeria. Research by several PhD students at the same site has also looked at the causes and consequences of crop-raiding by wild animals. By focusing on the ecological, behavioural and demographic correlates of crop-raiding in baboons and combining this with work that looks at human attitudes to wildlife we have gained insight into the complexities of human-wildlife conflict in this national park.


Animal behaviour

Behavioural ecology

Primate behaviour and ecology



Aleksander Trajce (awarded 2017) The Gentleman, the Vagabonds and the Stranger: Cultural Representations of Large Carnivores in Albania and their Implications for Conservation (Co-supervised with Prof. Garry Marvin & Dr Istvan Praet)

Patrick Tkaczynski (awarded 2016) Behaviour, personality and social networks in Barbary macaques.(Co-supervised with Dr Julia Lehmann & Prof Ann MacLarnon)

David Inglis (awarded 2014) Communication and social behaviour of olive baboons (Co-supervised with Dr Stuart Semple)

Emily Lodge (awarded 2013) Energetics and life history of olive baboons (Papio hamadryas anubis) at Gashaka-Gumti National Park, Nigeria (Co-supervised with Prof Ann MacLarnon)

Adrian Barnett (awarded 2010) The ecology and natural history of the golden-backed uakari, Cacajao melanocephalus. (Co-supervised with Prof Ann MacLarnon)

David Bennett (awarded 2009) Human wildlife conflict: Perception of crop damage and crop protection. (Co-supervised with Prof. Garry Marvin and Dr Claire Ozanne)

Gillian Hood (awarded 2009) Two decades of chronic illness: A study exploring the 'diabetic biography' of older adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus. (Co-supervised with Dr Joerg Huber, Dr Sasha Scambler (King's College, London) and Dr Koula Asimakopoulou (University of Bedfordshire))

James Higham (awarded 2006) The reproductive ecology of female olive baboons (Papio hamadryas anubis) at Gashaka-Gumti National Park, Nigeria (Co-supervised with Prof. Ann MacLarnon and Dr Stuart Semple)

Ymke Warren (awarded 2003) Olive baboons (Papio cyncocephalus anubis): behaviour, ecology and human conflict in Gashaka Gumti National Park,Nigeria (Co-supervised with Prof Ann MacLarnon)

Christie Allan (awarded 2002) Amerindian ethnoecology, Resource use and forest management in southwest Guyana. (Co-supervised with Dr Claire Ozanne, Prof. Garry Marvin & Dr Peter Shaw)

Mari MacLeod (awarded 2000) The reproductive strategies of the samango monkey (Cercopithecus mitis erythrarchus) (Co-supervised with Dr Peter Shaw)


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