Research Associate Professor Carola Borries
Ph.D. Georg-August University, Goettingen, Germany, 1989
Phone: (631) 632-1518
Carola Borries' research focuses on socioecological models, reproductive strategies, and life history and is based on behavioral, ecological, hormonal, and genetic data from wild primate populations. Her publications encompass nine primate species but most of her research deals with Asian colobines, a taxon that is widely distributed but not well studied in contrast to its sister taxon (cercopithecines). Due to specific morphological adaptations, however, colobines have likely developed different solutions to similar challenges in the past, rendering them strong test cases for socioecological models. The majority of her work is performed in collaboration and uses data for 3 groups of Hanuman langurs (Semnopithecus entellus) from Nepal (9.8 group-years) and 4 groups of Phayre's leaf monkeys (Trachypithecus phayrei crepusculus) from Thailand (23.1 group-years). The data are managed together with Andreas Koenig and are available for research work.
Borries C, Lu A, Ossi-Lupo K, Larney E, Koenig A, 2011. Primate life histories and dietary adaptations: a comparison of Asian colobines and macaques. Am J Phys Anthropol. 144:286-299. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.21403.
Borries C, Savini T, Koenig A, 2011. Social monogamy and the threat of infanticide in larger mammals. Behav Ecol Sociobiol. 65:685-693. doi: 10.1007/s00265-010-1070-5.
Lu A, Borries C, Czekala NM, Beehner JC, 2010. Reproductive characteristics of wild female Phayre's leaf monkeys. Am J Primatol. 72:1073-1081. doi: 10.1002/ajp.20866.
Phiapalath P, Borries C, Suwanwaree P, 2011. Seasonality of group size, feeding, and breeding in wild red-shanked douc langurs (Lao PDR). Am J Primatol. 73:1134-1144. doi: 10.1002/ajp.20980.
Zhao Q, Borries C, Pan W, 2011. Male takeover, infanticide, and female countertactics in white-headed leaf monkeys (Trachypithecus leucocephalus). Behav Ecol Sociobiol. 65:1535-1547. doi: 10.1007/s00265-011-1163-9.