Category Archives: Our Team

Meet Baby Merkur!

We are excited to welcome another healthy infant to the Tuanan population named Merkur. Merkur is Milo’s first offspring. Mindy gave birth to Milo right when we started conducting research at Tuanan in 2003 and now she is a mother. It is wonderful to have a full cycle and see this matriline grow. Mindy is a grandmother with an infant of her own (Moby). This also means that Milo was pregnant during the fires and successfully had a baby – good news!

Milo and Merkur. Photograph taken by Alexandra Kissling

Milo and Merkur. Photograph taken by Alexandra Kissling

Milo and Merkur. Photograph taken by Alexandra Kissling

Milo and Merkur. Photograph taken by Alexandra Kissling

Milo and Merkur. Photograph taken by Alexandra Kissling

Milo and Merkur. Photograph taken by Alexandra Kissling

Milo and Merkur. Photograph taken by Alexandra Kissling

Milo and Merkur. Photograph taken by Alexandra Kissling

Milo and Merkur. Photograph taken by Alexandra Kissling

Milo and Merkur. Photograph taken by Alexandra Kissling

Lab Members to Present at IPS in Hanoi

Several members of the Vogel lab will be presenting exciting research results from Tuanan at the International Primatological Society meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam. Dr. Wendy Erb will present her preliminary finding on the energetic costs of long calls in wild male orangutans. Both of Dr. Vogel’s doctoral students, Timothy Bransford and Shauhin Alavi, are also presenting at the conference. Tim will present preliminary results on the energetic costs of motherhood, while Shauhin is presenting on tree growth over the past 10 years at Tuanan and implications for conservation.

Stay tuned for news about the conference!