Josephine Hubbard

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  • Grad Group: Animal Behavior
  • Major Professor: Brenda McCowan
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  • BS - State University of New York at Stony Brook - Biology - 2012
  • BS - State University of New York at Stony Brook - Anthropology - 2012

Research Interest Summary

Urban ecology; Human-wildlife interactions; Ethnoprimatology; Cognition in free-ranging animals

Research Interests

My research applies principles of animal behavior to address conservation issues of wild non-human primates. I am interested in how primates respond to changing environments and how anthropogenic influences may affect their physical, social, cognitive and reproductive behavior. More specific interests include the effects of crop-raiding, ecotourism, shared land use, and disease transmission.


  • Marty, P.R., Balasubramaniam, K., Kaburu,S., Hubbard, J., Beisner, B.A., Bliss-Moreau, E., Ruppert, N., Arlet, M., Sah, S.A.M., Ismail, A., Mohan, L., Rattan, S., Kodandaramamaiah, U., McCowan, B. Individuals in urban dwelling primate species face unequal benefits associated with living in an anthropogenic environment. Primates; Under review.
  • Marty, P.R., Beisner, B.A., Hubbard, J., McCowan, B. Between-male dominance certainty predicts reproductive success in groups of captive rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). American Journal of Primatology; Under review.
  • Balasubramaniam, K.N., Beisner, B.A., Hubbard, J., Vandeleest, J., Atwill, E., & McCowan, B. (2018). Affiliation and Disease Risk: Social networks Mediate Microbial Transmission Among Rhesus Macaques. Animal Behavior.
  • Wright, P.C., Andriamihaja, B.R., King, S.J., Guerriero, J., Hubbard, J. (2014). Lemurs and tourism in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar: economic boom and other consequences. Primate tourism: a tool for conservation, 123-146.