Anneke DeLuycker

Faculty / Full-Time

primate ecology, behavior and conservation; neotropical forests; ecology of rare species and fragmented habitat dynamics

Email: adeluyck@gmu.edu

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Assistant Professor of Conservation Studies

  • Ph.D. Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • M.A. State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY
  • B.S. University of Wisconsin-Madison, WI

Dr. Anneke DeLuycker is a biological anthropologist specializing in the ecology, behavior, and conservation of primates, particularly in the Neotropics. Broadly, her research concerns how ecological and evolutionary processes influence behavioral patterns, including the evolution of feeding and foraging plasticity and the evolution of mating systems. Her research interests also extend to the ecology of rare species, ecology and demography of isolated populations in fragmented habitats, and human-wildlife interactions.

As a field primatologist, Anneke has conducted research in Peru, Argentina, Ecuador, Guyana, and Nicaragua. She conducted the first long-term field study on the San Martín titi monkey (Callicebus oenanthe), a critically endangered primate in northern Peru, and continues to promote awareness and conservation initiatives for this and other primate species in the region. She is passionate about developing local and community-based initiatives to enhance conservation methodology.

Anneke has extensive experience in teaching overseas field schools and has taught a primate behavioral ecology and conservation course at the Los Amigos Biological Field Station in Madre de Dios, Peru (2013-ongoing) and at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) on Barro Colorado Island, Panama (2008-2010). She brings her international experience, scientific expertise, and anthropological perspective to inform and strengthen her teaching and outreach endeavors.

Anneke joined the SMSC team in Fall, 2012.

Selected Publications

Chapman C., DeLuycker A., Reynal-Hurtado R., Serio-Silva J.C., Smith T., Strier K., Goldberg T. 2014. Safeguarding biodiversity: what is perceived as working according to the conservation community. Oryx. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0030605314000738

DeLuycker A.M. 2014. Observations of a daytime birthing event in wild titi monkeys (Callicebus oenanthe): implications of the male parental role. Primates. 55:59-67.

DeLuycker A.M. 2012. Insect prey foraging strategies in Callicebus oenanthe in northern Peru. American Journal of Primatology 74 (5): 450-461.

DeLuycker A.M. 2010. Contributing author on: “Callicebus oenanthe” and “Oreonax flavicauda.” In: All The World’s Primates, Noel Rowe (ed). New York: Pagonias Press.

DeLuycker A.M. and Heymann E.W. 2007. Peruvian Yellow-tailed Woolly Monkey, Oreonax flavicauda (Humboldt, 1812). In: Primates in Peril: The World's 25 Most Endangered Primates 2006-2008, R.A. Mittermeier et al. (compilers), pp. 20-21, 32. Primate Conservation (22): 1-40.

DeLuycker, A.M. 2007. Notes on the yellow-tailed woolly monkey (Oreonax flavicauda) and its status in the Protected Forest of Alto Mayo, northern Peru. Primate Conservation 22: 41-47.

DeLuycker, A.M. 2006. Preliminary report and conservation status of the Río Mayo titi monkey, Callicebus oenanthe (Thomas, 1924), in the Alto Mayo Valley, northeastern Peru. Primate Conservation 21: 33-39.