Explore a sample of my photos from fieldwork and past experiences. Be sure to also check out my research Instagram @sifakath to follow posts from the field!
A return trip to Ambalavero to check in with lemurs there and our first extensive trip to survey the part of the Ambositra-Vondrozo (COFAV) Corridor closest to our field site. The forest was rich and fascinating. I'm very excited to be working across Ambalavero, our fragmented forest, and Andrambovato, the contiguous corridor, with future research!
IPS 2018: Nairobi
The 2018 International Primatological Society congress (August 19-25), held at the United Nations compound in Nairobi, was incredible enough, but it meant going on a Kenyan safari to Amboseli, Hells Gate, Lake Nakuru, and the Maasai Mara ahead of the conference with some of the best primatologist friends a girl can have!
Pilot Study and MPS
A trip back to Ambalavero to census lemur populations, map forest fragments and the surrounding agricultural matrix, and to get excited about upcoming dissertation work! The trip also coincided with the first meeting of the Malagasy Primatological Society. October-December 2017
TAing alongside fellow Pat lab student, Kate Thompson. Traveling across Madagascar, teaching, and supervising projects with Stony Brook's summer study abroad program: a fantastic way to spend the summer! I also accompanied Kate for her dissertation pilot. June-July 2017
IPS/ASP 2016: Chicago
A great week filled with primate talks and primatologists. August 21-27, 2016
My first graduate summer field season saw work on SOS' radio education project in Ranomafana and a comparative study of forest fragments surveyed over fifteen years ago: June - August 2016
Volunteer fieldwork with the Little Fireface Project in western Java, Indonesia, researching Javan slow loris and engaging in local conservation education: August - November 2014
IPS 2014: Hanoi
I attended and presented a poster at International Primatological Society's 2014 Congress in Vietnam, where I also visited Cuc Phuong National Park and Ha Long Bay. August 11-16, 2014
My first (and life-affirming) experience with primatological fieldwork, as Dr. Becca Lewis' research assistant at her field site in Kirindy Mitea National Park, southwestern Madagascar: June - July 2012
South Africa: 2012
A family vacation but one nevertheless filled with numerous primate and animal encounters: July 2012
Photos from my internship as a Conservation Education Presenter, or Wilderness Explorer, at Disney's Animal Kingdom: June 2013 - January 2014
Background image: Sunset over village of Cipaganti, West Java, Indonesia