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 will focus 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.