Isbell, Lynne

Anup and Manoj Shah

Lynne Isbell is a professor of anthropology and animal behavior at the University of California, Davis.  Since 1980 she has focused her field research in East Africa, where she has conducted long-term studies on the behavior and ecology of red colobus monkeys in Uganda, and vervets and patas monkeys in Kenya.  She has authored over 60 papers in numerous edited volumes and journals, including the Journal of Human Evolution, International Journal of Primatology, Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, and Animal Behaviour.  She has had several close encounters with venomous snakes.

On Rorotoko:

On her book The Fruit, the Tree, and the Serpent: Why We See So Well
(Our Cover Feature of August 06, 2009)