Category Archives: Student News

Congratulations to Tim Bransford!

I am very excited to announce that doctoral candidate Tim Bransford was just awarded a National Science Foundation DDRIG for his research “The energetic costs of motherhood in wild Bornean orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii).”, which he is conducting at the Tuanan Orangutan Research Station. Great job Tim!!!!!

Congratulations to Liz Ballare!

I am proud to announce that Rutgers doctoral student Liz Ballare has received a research grant from Margot Marsh for her dissertation research titled “Health effects of rehabilitation and release in Indonesian orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii)”. Liz is working very closely with the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation (BOSF) and this research would not be possible without their support. We are happy to partner with Universitas Nasional Jakarta and BOSF on this very important research. Liz is working with BOSF in both Nyaru menteng and Batikap. To learn more about BOSF and what they do – click here http://orangutan.or.id/

Congratulations Liz Ballare again!!!

Congratulations once again to my grad student Elizabeth Ballare, a Fulbright Scholar, for receiving a grant from the Riverbanks Conservation Support Fund (CSF) for her project titled “Health effects of rehabilitation and release in Indonesian orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii)”. Liz has been in Indonesia for over a year working closely with the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation in Nyaru menteng and Batikap release site. Very proud of her efforts! This is Liz’s second grant from a zoo in the US.

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Liz Ballare

Congratulations Liz Ballare!

Congratulations to my grad student Elizabeth Ballare, a Fulbright Scholar, for receiving a grant from Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and Cleveland Zoological Society conservation grants program for her project titled “Health effects of rehabilitation and release in Indonesian orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii)”. Liz has been in Indonesia for over a year working closely with the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation in Nyaru menteng and Batikap release site. Very proud of her efforts!

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Liz Ballare

Orangutans: Lethal aggression between females

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A great article just out by Anna Marzec and Tuanan Orangutan Research Center researchers, including Dr Erin Vogel and two of her graduate students (Alysse Moldawer and Shauhin Alavi). Lethal aggression between female orangutans? Male-female coalitions? Check this out!

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https://www.newscientist.com/article/2076333-first-orangutan-murder-seen-as-pair-team-up-to-kill-female/

http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s00265-015-2053-3

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