Welcome! Our lab is involved in a broad range of research situated at the intersection of behaviour, sensory ecology, and dietary outcomes of nonhuman and human primates. We take an integrative approach to answering questions about primate origins and evolution, melding study of sensory systems with molecular ecology, microbiome analysis, metagenomics and field observations of primates.


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Email: Amanda Melin

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In The News

With New York University and Kyushu University "Detecting social signals may have affected how we see colors." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 14 June

Johnston, Ian. 'Mismatch' between the way our senses evolved and modern world is making us ill, experts warn" resulting from the AAAS session I co-organized on “How we came to our senses”.

Young E. To Lions, Zebras Are Mostly Gray. So why are they stripey? Featured on TheAtlantic.com.


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