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,
Pruetz, S.E. Scott, and
C.E.G. Tutin (2003). Ethoarchaeology and elementary technology of
unhabituated wild chimpanzees at Assirik, Senegal. Paleoanthropology
J.D. Pruetz and S. Johnson-Fulton
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).
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
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
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
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:
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
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
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.
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