I am a primatologist and behavioral ecologist with a background in biological anthropology, veterinary medicine, host-parasite ecology, and ethology. Broadly, I am interested in the biology of social behavior, primate ecology, and the human-wildlife interface. Specifically, I examine patterns of infection with gastrointestinal parasites in vervet monkey (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) hosts and how they relate to social contact behaviors like social grooming. I have also studied lesser galago (Galago moholi) distribution and ecology in South Africa. Further, I am currently advising graduate student Keesha Chetty (Nelson Mandela University) on research examining farmer perceptions of baboon crop raiding in the Western Cape, South Africa.
Please visit my ResearchGate page at https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Brandi-Wren
See my latest research here: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0240872
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