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Colin Chapman


Joint appointment with McGill School of Environment
Ph.D University of Alberta, 1987

Colin Chapman

Peterson Hall, Room 80                    Lab: Peterson Hall, Room 22A
3460 McTavish Street                       
Montreal, Quebec, H3A 1X9

Tel.: 514-398-1242
Fax: 514-398-7476

colin [dot] chapman [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Email) 
Curriculum vitae

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Office Hours

By appointment.

Research Interests

Primate behavioral ecology; evolution of social systems and group size; conservation biology; tropical forest regeneration; freshwater fish ecology; plant phenology and distributions; plant/animal interactions (seed dispersal); Africa, especially Uganda

Representative Publications

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Chapman, C.A., A. DeLuycker, R.A. Reyna-Hurtado, J.C. Serio-Silva, T.B. Smith, K.B. Strier, T.L. Goldberg. Safeguarding biodiversity: What works according to the conservation community.  Oryx (Submitted).

Chapman, C.A., T.R. Bonnell, V.A.M. Schoof and S. Calmé.  Competing selective pressures: how disease may offset potential increases in animal abundance due to improved food availability and decreased stress.  Evolutionary Applications (Submitted).

Chapman, C.A., B. van Bavel, C. Boodman, R.R. Ghai, J.F. Gogarten, J. Hartter, L.E. Mechak, P.A. Omeja, S. Poonawala, D. Tuli, and T.L. Goldberg.  Providing health care to promote people-park relations.  Oryx (In Press).

Marsh, L.K. and C.A. Chapman.  2013.  Primates in fragments: complexity and resilience.  Springer Press.  Pp. 537

Chapman, C. A. 2014. The evolution of a conservation biologist, pp. 218-227, in  Strier, K. B., Primate Ethnographies. Pearson Education, Inc., One Lake Street, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458.

Chapman, C.A., D.D. Bowman, R.R. Ghai, T.L. Goldberg, J.F. Gogarten, J.M. Rothman, D. Twinomugisha, and C. Walsh.  2011.  Protozoan parasites in group-living primates: Testing the biological island hypothesis.  American Journal of Primatology 74:510-517.

Naughton, L., J. Alix-Garcia, and C.A. Chapman.  2011.  A decade of forest loss and economic growth around Kibale National Park, Uganda: Lessons for poverty reduction and biodiversity conservation.  Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 108:13919–13924.

Chapman, C.A., T.T. Struhsaker, J.P. Skorupa, T.V. Snaith and J.M. Rothman.  2010.  Understanding long-term primate community dynamics: Implications of forest change.  Ecological Applications 20:179-191.

Chapman, C.A., L.J. Chapman, A.L. Jacob, J.M. Rothman, P. Omeja, R. Reyna-Hurtado, J. Hartter, and M.J. Lawes.  2010.  Tropical tree community shifts: Implications for wildlife conservation.  Biological Conservation 143:366-374.

Huffman, M.A. and C.A. Chapman editors. 2009.  Primate Parasite Ecology: The Dynamics and Study of Host-Parasite Relationships. Cambridge Studies in Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Chapman, C.A. T.L. Saj, and T.V. Snaith.  2007.  Temporal dynamics of nutrition, parasitism, and stress in colobus monkeys: implications for population regulation and conservation.  American Journal of Physical Anthropology 134:240-250.

Chapman, C.A., M.D. Wasserman, T.R. Gillespie, M.L. Speirs, M.J. Lawes, T.L. Saj, and T.E. Ziegler.  2006.  Do nutrition, parasitism, and stress have synergistic effects on red colobus populations living in forest fragments?  American Journal of Physical Anthropology 131:525-534.

Chapman, C.A., M.J. Lawes, H.A.C. Eeley.  2006.  What hope for African primate diversity?  African Journal of Ecology 44:1-18.

Chapman, C.A. and L.J. Chapman.  2002.  Foraging challenges of red colobus monkeys:  Influence of nutrients and secondary compounds.  Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 133:861-875.