Eva C. Wikberg

Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
University of Texas at San Antonio

Primates in the ACG, Costa Rica

Research Project Capuchins

My postdoctoral research focused on the links between dispersal, inbreeding avoidance, cooperation, and reproductive success in white-faced capuchins in Sector Santa Rosa in the Área de Conservación Guanacaste (ACG). I am now studying the genetic structure of three sympatric primates (white-faced capuchins, mantled howlers, and black-handed spider monkeys) in the larger conservation area ACG. Read more here.

Colobus at Boabeng-Fiema, Ghana

Research Project Colobus

During my doctoral research, I investigated how ecological and social factors affected dispersal patterns and social relationships in white-thighed colobus monkeys. I am currently investigating which factors predict gut microbiome structure, which can have important health implications. The goal of this research is to improve the conservation outlooks of this critically endangered species, which is listed as one of the World’s Top 25 Most Endangered Species. Read more here.

University of Texas at San Antonio