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Jeff Kerby: Life Alongside Ethiopia's Bleeding Heart Monkeys

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Jeff Kerby: Life Alongside Ethiopia's Bleeding Heart Monkeys

Nat Geo photographer and Dickey Center Visiting Arctic Fellow Jeff Kerby on living in the Ethiopian Highlands with Guassa geladas monkeys, as recently chronicled in Nat Geo.

Thursday, May 18, 2017
4:30pm-6:00pm
Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall)
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Lectures & Seminars

Ethiopia's gelada monkeys are oddities in the primate world - they live high in the mountains, eat mostly grass, and can form herds of over 1,000 individuals.  Join Dartmouth Postdoc and National Geographic Photographer Jeff Kerby as he recounts his time spent living with this species in a stunningly beautiful corner of the Ethiopian Highlands called 'The Guassa'.  Told through photographs and videos from the field, his telling of the Guassa geladas' unique story emerges from the intersection of natural history, science, and conservation.  

Jeff Kerby is a Neukom Institute for Computational Science Post-doctoral Fellow '16 advised by Environmental Studies Professor Ross Virginia and a Visiting Arctic Fellow at the Institute of Arctic Studies at the Dickey Center. His research blends classical ecological perspectives with emerging methods in physical computing and quantitative photography to address how and why abiotic change in these seasonal environments affects phenology, demography, and trophic dynamics.

For more information, contact:
Lee McDavid
603-646-1278

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

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