Megan Joyce

Concordia University
M.Sc. candidate

Supervisor: Sarah E. Turner
Start: 2018-09-04
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Optimal spatial movement strategies in foraging among free-ranging Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata)
I am interested in assessing how individual and social factors influence optimal route decisions in foraging within a group of free-ranging Japanese macaques (Macaca fuscata). I am especially interested in how disability (in the form of congenital limb malformations, CLMS), lifestage and sex might vary decision strategies; and, whether, compensatory behaviours emerge.


Macaca fuscata, Optimal foraging theory, Spatial cognition, Behavioral Ecology


1- Proximity and grooming patterns reveal opposite-sex bonding in Rwenzori Angolan colobus monkeys (Colobus angolensis ruwenzorii)
Arseneau-Robar, T. Jean M., Megan M. Joyce, Samantha M. Stead, Julie A. Teichroeb
2017 Primates