Caley Johnson

Nutritional Ecology of Olive Baboons in Kibale National Park, Uganda

Caley Johnson (Ph.D. candidate, City University of New York)

Caley's project focuses on the nutritional ecology of forest-dwelling olive baboons (Papio hamadryas anubis) in the Kibale National Park, Uganda.  Her main aim is to elucidate how forest baboons, in comparison to savanna- and woodland-dwelling baboons, choose food items as dictated by nutritional goals.  This project will contribute to the field of nutritional ecology and provide important comparative data on forest-dwelling olive baboons, which have been relatively neglected in the literature. 

(co-supervised with Jessica Rothman, Hunter College-CUNY)

This project has received funding from the National Science Foundation and the Leakey Foundation.





publications from this project:

Johnson, C., Swedell, L., & Rothman, J. (2012) Feeding Ecology of Olive Baboons (Papio anubis) in the Kibale Forest, Uganda: Preliminary Results on Diet and Food Selection. African Journal of Ecology 50: 367-370. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2028.2011.01316.x.