About Jill Pruetz:

Dr. Jill Pruetz is an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Iowa State
University.  She is a physical anthropologist who teaches courses on human osteology, forensics and primates.  Her class on Primate Behavior and
Ecology at El Zota is offered through the Iowa State University curriculum.


Her research areas have included the behavior and ecology of various
monkeys and apes, including, especially, the patas monkey and vervet
monkey of Kenya and the chimpanzees of Senegal.  In total, she has spent
more than 55 months in the field studying African primates.  Jill has also
spent time studying chimps in captivity and new world monkeys in Peru,
Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama.


Jill is an experienced field course instructor.  She has taught Primate Behavior
and Ecology on five separate occasions at four different field stations in Costa
Rica, Nicaragua and Panama.  Prior to this she served as a teaching assistant
to Dr. Paul Garber who taught a similar course in Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

Her publications include:

W.C. McGrew, P.J. Baldwin, L.F. Marchant, J.D. Pruetz, S.E. Scott, and
    C.E.G. Tutin (2003). Ethoarchaeology and elementary technology of
    unhabituated wild chimpanzees at Assirik, Senegal. Paleoanthropology
    1: 1-20.

J.D. Pruetz and S. Johnson-Fulton (2003). Evidence for leaf-swallowing
    behavior by savanna chimpanzees in Senegal – a new site record. Pan
    Africa News 10: 14-16.

J.D. Pruetz and H.C. Leasor (2002). Densities of primate species in forest    
    fragments at La Suerte Biological Field Station, Costa Rica. Neotropical
    Primates 10: 4-9.

J.D. Pruetz, L.F. Marchant, J. Arno, and W.C. McGrew. (in press).  Survey
     of savanna chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) in southeastern Senegal. 
     Amer J Primatol

J.D. Pruetz (2002).  Use of caves by savanna chimpanzees in Senegal. Pan
     Africa News.

J.D. Pruetz and W. C. McGrew (2001). What does a chimpanzee need? Using
     natural behavior to guide the care of captive populations. In: The Care and 
     Management of Captive Chimpanzees, L. Brent, Ed., The American Society
     of Primatologists’ Book Series Special Topics in Primatology.

L.F. Marchant, A. Ensminger, J. Pruetz, and William C. McGrew (2000). Highly
     successful non-invasive collection of DNA from wild chimpanzees. Pan
     Africa News 7: 20-21.

J.D. Pruetz and L.A. Isbell (2000). Ecological correlates of competitive
     interactions in female vervets (Cercopithecus aethiops) and patas
     monkeys (Erythrocebus patas) in simple habitats.  Beh Ecol Sociobiol
     49: 38-47.

P.A. Garber, J.D. Pruetz, A. Lavallee, and S. Lavallee. (1999) A preliminary
     study of mantled howling monkey (Alouatta palliata) ecology and
     conservation on Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua.  Neotropical Primates
     7(4):113-117.

L.A. Isbell, J.D. Pruetz, B.M. Nzuma, and T.P. Young (1999). Comparing
     measures of travel distances in primates: methodological and socio-
     ecological implications. Amer J Primatol 48:87-98.

L.A. Isbell, J.D. Pruetz, M. Lewis, and T.P. Young (1999).  Rank differences
     in ecological behavior: a comparative study of patas monkeys and
     vervets. Internatl J Primatol 20: 257-272.

J.D. Pruetz (1999). Socioecology of Adult Female Vervet (Cercopithecus
     aethiops) and Patas Monkeys (Erythrocebus patas) in Kenya: Food
     Availability, Feeding Competition, and Dominance Relationships. Ph.D.
     Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

L.A. Isbell and J.D. Pruetz. (1998) Differences between patas monkeys
    (Erythrocebus patas) and vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops) in
    agonistic interactions between adult females. Internatl J Primatol 19:
    837-855.

L.A. Isbell, J.D. Pruetz, and T.P. Young (1998) Movements of  vervets
    (Cercopithecus aethiops) and patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas) as
    estimators of food resource size, density, and distribution. Behav Ecol
    Sociobiol 42:123-133.

L.A. Isbell, J.D. Pruetz, T.P. Young and M. Lewis (1998). Locomotory
    activity differences between sympatric patas monkeys (Erythrocebus
    patas) and vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops): Implications for
    the Evolution of Long Hindlimb Length in Homo. Amer J Phys Anthropol    
    105:199-207.

P.A. Garber, L. Moya, J.D. Pruetz, and C.Ique (1996).  Social and Seasonal
    Influences on Reproductive Biology in Male Moustached Tamarins
    (Saguinus mystax). Amer J Primatol 38:29-46.

J.D. Pruetz and M.A. Bloomsmith (1995) The Effect of Paternity on
    Interactions between Adult Male and Immature Chimpanzees in Captivity.
    Folia Primatol 65:174-180.

P.A. Garber and J.D. Pruetz (1995)  Effect of Forest Structure on Positional
    Behavior in Moustached Tamarin Monkeys. J Hum Evol 28:411-426.

P.A. Garber, F. Encarnacion, L. Moya, and J.D. Pruetz (1993). Demographic
    and Reproductive Patterns in Moustached Tamarin Monkeys (Saguinus
    mystax): Implications for Reconstructing Platyrrhine Mating Systems.
    Amer J Primatol 29:235-254.

P.A. Garber, J.D. Pruetz, and J. Isaacson (1993). Patterns of Range Use,
    Range Defense, and Intergroup Spacing in Moustached Tamarin Monkeys
    (Saguinus mystax). Primates 34:11-25.

J.D. Pruetz and M.A. Bloomsmith (1992). Comparing Two Manipulable
    Objects as Enrichment for Captive Chimpanzees. Animal Welfare
    1:127-137.


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