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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



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Click on link here to read the full article: Meet the Scientist Erin Vogel

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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!

Vogel Lab Students Receive Grants

shauhin_collecting_data_0948Shauhin Alavi, a doctoral student in Dr. Vogel’s lab, received a research grant from the International Primatological Society for his dissertation research on cognitive mapping and seed dispersal in wild Bornean orangutans. Shauhin and Tim Bransford are both at the Tuanan Orangutan Research Station for one year collecting their dissertation data.


Tim Bransford, Shauhin Alavi, Alysse Moldawer, and Didik Prasetyo (all doctoral students in the Vogel lab) have received funding from CHES and the Department of Anthropology to conduct summer research at Tuanan and nearby sites in Borneo.

Congratulations to you all!

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