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Loris and potto conservation database: coauthor information

Dr. Elizabeth Rowena Pimley
Nocturnal Primate Research Group

Photo: during a field trip in Sri Lanka, right, with Anna Nekaris, left.
Left, top: angwantibo, photo Simon Bearder. Below left: potto, photo: Mario Perschke
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Dr Elizabeth Pimley
Ecologist \ WEMG
Central Science Laboratory
Woodchester Park,  Tinkley Lane
Nympsfield,  Gloucestershire,  GL10 3UJ
Website:    http://www.csl.gov.uk
Email:  elizapotto@cantab.net


Research interest:

I have a general research interest in behavioural ecology and its application to conservation. I am currently working as an Ecologist for Central Science Laboratory. My main area of research focuses on the behavioural ecology of the nocturnal prosimian primates that have received much less research attention than their diurnal cousins. My PhD work involved a 22 month field study of the behavioural ecology of Central potto (Perodicticus potto edwardsi) and Cross River Allen´s bushbaby (Sciurocheirus alleni cameronensis) in Cameroon. Later research involved surveys of nocturnal prosimians inhabiting the forests of southern Nigeria to determine species present and their distribution. I am currently investigating the behaviour and ecology of lorisids (pottos, angwantibos) and bushbabies in Kenya. As the Eastern potto (P. p. ibeanus) is a different subspecies to the Central potto (P. p. edwardsi), comparisons between the two, in terms of behaviour, ecology, morphology and genetics, will yield interesting results. Interestingly, recent molecular studies are showing that several populations of potto previously assumed to be different subspecies are actually different species (C. Roos, pers. comm.). The fact that the Calabar and Golden angwantibos (Arctocebus calabarensis and A. aureus) remain some of the least studied nocturnal prosimians and are also listed as endangered (CITES) makes it essential to increase our knowledge of these secretive primates.
 
 
Me outside a masai hut A rare photo of P. p. ibeanus in the wild (Kakamega forest)

 

Publication list

Coauthor of the loris and potto conservation database

Ambrose, L.; Pimley, E. R., accepted: Allens bushbaby (Galago alleni). In: Mammals of Africa; Kingdon, J., Happold, D. and Butysnki, T (eds.), Vol. 1.  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Bearder, S. K.; Ambrose, L.; Harcourt, C.; Honess, P.; Perkin, A.; Pimley, E. R.; Pullen, S.; Svoboda, N., 2003: Species-typical patterns of infant contact, sleeping site use and social cohesion among nocturnal primates in Africa. Folia Primatologica 74 (5-6): 337-354.

Carter, S. P.; Delahay, R. J.; Smith, G. C.; Macdonald, D. W.; Riordan, P.; Etherington, T.; Pimley, E.; Cheeseman, C. L, in press: Culling-induced social perturbation in Eurasian badger Meles meles populations and the management of TB in cattle: a review and a simulation model.  Journal of Applied Ecology (in review).

Nekaris, K. A. I.; Pimley, E. R.; Ablard, K. M., 2006. Redefining the role of crypsis in predator defence by slender lorises and pottos. Abstract, 21 IPS congress, Uganda

Nekaris, K. A. I.; Pimley, E. R.; Ablard, K. M., 2007:  Predator Defense by Slender Lorises and Pottos.  In: Primate Anti-Predator Strategies. Kluwer Academic Press, New York.

Pimley, E. R., 1999: Potto´s Luck, Tales from the bush. BBC Wildlife 17 (12): 98.

Pimley, E. R., 2002: The behavioural ecology and genetics of two nocturnal prosimians: Pottos (Perodicticus potto edwardsi) and Allen´s bushbabies (Galago alleni cameronensis). Ph.D. Thesis, University of Cambridge.

Pimley, E. R.,  2003: Nocturnal Mammal Survey of Niger Delta, Southern Nigeria. A Report for the Nigerian Conservation Foundation & Forestry Commission, Nigeria (unpub.).

Pimley, E. R., 2003: Ranging patterns and social interactions of Allenís bushbabies (Galago alleni cameronensis) in Cameroon.  Primate Eye 80: 13.

Pimley, E. R.; Bearder, S. K., accepted: Potto (Perodicticus).  In: Mammals of Africa; Kingdon, J., Happold, D. and Butysnki, T (eds.), Vol. 1.  Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Pimley, E. R.; Bearder, S. K.; Dixson, A. F., 2002: Patterns of ranging and social interactions of pottos (Perodicticus potto) in Cameroon. Abstract. In: Abstracts of the XIXth Congress of the International Primatological Society ĎCaring for Primatesí, p. 32. Beijing, China.

Pimley, E. R.; Bearder, S. K.; Dixson, A. F., 2002: Examining the social system of the potto (Perodicticus potto) in Cameroon.  Primate Eye 77: 8.

Pimley, E. R.; Bearder, S. K.; Dixson, A. F., 2003: Patterns of ranging and social interactions in pottos (Perodicticus potto edwardsi) in Cameroon. Folia Primatologica 74: 367.

Pimley, E. R.; Bearder, S. K.; Dixson, A. F., 2005. Home range analysis of Perodicticus potto and Sciurocheirus cameronensis. International Journal of Primatology 26 (1): 191-205.

Pimley, E. R., Bearder, S. K.; Dixson, A. F., 2005: Social organization of  the Milne-Edwardís potto. American Journal of Primatology 66 (4): 317-330.

Pimley, E. R.; Bearder, S. K.; Knapp, L.; Dixson, A. F., 2001. The role of research in prosimian conservation: A comparative ecological study of pottos (Perodicticus potto) and Allens bushbabies (Galago alleni).  Abstract. In: Student Conference on Conservation Science, Cambridge University, UK.

Pimley, E. R.; Knapp, L.; Bearder, S. K.; Dixson, A. F., 2001. The role of behavioural research in prosimian conservation: a comparative study of pottos (Perodicticus potto) and Allenís bushbabies (Galago alleni).  Abstract. In: Unpublished Abstracts, XXVII International Ethological Conference, p. 31. Tübingen, Germany.

Pimley, E. R.; Knapp, L.; Bearder, S. K.; Dixson, A. F., 2001: The role of research in prosimian conservation: a comparative study of pottos (Perodicticus potto) and Allenís bushbabies (Galago alleni).  Abstract. In: Interfacing Behaviour with other Disciplines, ASAB Summer Conference,  Glasgow University, UK, p. 29.

Pimley, E. R.; Knapp, L.; Bearder, S. K.; Dixson, A. F., 2001. The role of behavioural research in prosimian conservation: a comparative study of pottos (Perodicticus potto) and Allenís bushbabies (Galago alleni). Abstract. In: Unpublished Abstracts, XXVII International Ethological Conference, p. 31. Tübingen, Germany.

Pimley, E. R.;  Knapp, L.; Bearder, S.; Dixson, A. F., 2001. The role of research in prosimian conservation: a comparative ecological study of pottos (Perodicticus potto) and Allenís bushbabies (Galago alleni). Primate Eye 74: 10.

Pimley, E. R.; Knapp, L.; Bearder, S. K.; Dixson, A. F., 2001: The behavioural ecology of the potto (Perodicticus potto) and Allenís bushbaby (Galago alleni).  Abstract. In: The XVIIIth Congress of the International Primatological Society, p. 498. Adelaide, Australia.

Pimley, E. R.; Werre, J. L. R., being submitted:  A survey of nocturnal primates and other mammals in southern Nigeria. Oryx.

Pimley, E. R.; Werre, J. L. R.; Otobotekere, D.; Hak, G., 2003:  Preliminary Survey of Wilberforce Island, Bayelsa State, Nigeria.  A Report for the Nigerian Conservation Foundation, Nigeria (unpub.).
 
 

Seminars given:

Are pottos social primates? Zoology Department, University of Oxford, Oxford. 23/04/04.

Nocturnal primates of Nigeria.  Zoology Departmental Seminar Day, University of Cambridge, Cambridge. 12/03/04.

Nocturnal Primates of Southern Nigeria.  The Burn: Scottish Primate Research Group Winter Meeting, University of St. Andrews, St. Andrews. 18/01/04.

Patterns of ranging and social interactions of pottos (Perodicticus potto edwardsi) in Cameroon.  University of  Surrey, London. 28/11/02
 
 

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