Dr. Remis’ field-based research in the Central African Republic originally focused on the behavioral ecology of western gorillas, which were poorly known before she initiated her field research in the late 1980s. She is currently engaged in collaborative ecological and ethnographic research on interrelated human and wildlife ecologies, diet, health and social impacts of extractive industry and conservation in Central Africa. Dr. Remis also maintains an experimentally based research program on the evolution of feeding strategies among the African apes incorporating research on captive apes in zoological facilities. She has authored or coauthored over 24 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals such as the Conservation Biology, American anthropologist, American Journal of Primatology, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, International Journal of Primatology, and Primates. She has presented papers at national and international conferences and has been invited to participate at special conferences and to contribute to edited volumes. She has served as a reviewer and board panel member for granting agencies including NSF and Wenner-Gren and academic journals in physical anthropology, primatology, ecology and conservation. She was named to the editorial board at International Journal of Primatology in 2003. At Purdue she has taught courses on Primate Ecology, Conservation and Behavior, and Biological Anthropology at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. She has trained US and central African graduate students in African field research and undergraduates from several institutions in zoo based research. Remis Research Group Please follow this link for more information about Dr. Remis, her graduate students and the current research that they are conducting.