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O'Brien, Jonathan A. Instructor

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Research

research overview

  • Dr. O'Brien's research is focused on the behavioral ecology and conservation of Southeast Asian primates. He works closely with Vietnamese colleagues to study the feeding ecology, seasonality, and habitat utilization of endangered monkeys with the aim of gaining a better understanding of their ecology so that long-term and sustainable conservation efforts can be developed. He also works in capacity building for the protected area system of Vietnam.

keywords

  • biological anthropology, primate conservation biology, primate evolutionary biology, Southeast Asia biodiversity conservation

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • ANTH 2010 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology 1
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Detailed consideration of human biology, the place of humans in the animal kingdom, primate ecology and fossil evidence for human evolution. Required for ANTH majors.
  • ANTH 2020 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
    Continuation of ANTH 2010. Emphasizes genetics, human variation, and microevolution. Recommended prerequisite: ANTH 2010..
  • ANTH 3000 - Primate Behavior
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Summer 2021
    Surveys naturalistic primate behavior. Emphasizes social behavior, behavioral ecology, and evolution as they lead to an understanding of human behavior.
  • ANTH 3010 - The Human Animal
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
    Identifies genetic, anatomical, physiological, social, and behavioral characteristics humans share with other mammals and primates. Explores how these characteristics are influenced by modern culture. Recommended prerequisite: ANTH 2010.

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global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)

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