Anita  Stone

Anita Stone, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Biology

astone@callutheran.edu
(805) 493-3068
Ahmanson Science Center, 127

Profile

A native of Brazil, Dr. Stone is a behavioral ecologist specializing in Neotropical primates. Her field research takes place in Eastern Amazonia, where she has studied the same population of squirrel monkeys since 2000. Dr. Stone is interested in primate life histories, social behavior and sexual selection, and looks forward to integrating undergraduate students into her fieldwork.  

Dr. Stone is currently teaching Introduction to Ecology & Populations, Experiential Biology laboratory, Evolution, Primate Ecology, and Biology of Sex & Gender.

When she is not at CLU or chasing monkeys in the Amazon, Dr. Stone enjoys karaoke with her friends, and spending time with her two Maine Coon cats, Toaster (22 lbs) and Floco (20 lbs).

Education

Post-doctoral fellowship, 2005-2007. University of California, Davis. Psychology (Animal Behavior)

Ph.D University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2004. Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

B.A. Oberlin College, 1996. Biology with minor in Psychology

Expertise

Behavioral ecology, primatology, evolution of social behavior, life history evolution.

Publications

Ruivo, L.P., Stone, A.I and Fienup, M. 2017. Reproductive status affects the feeding ecology and social association patterns of female squirrel monkeys (Saimiri collinsi) in an Amazonian rainforest. American Journal of Primatology. DOI 10.1002/ajp22657

Stone, A.I. 2017. The Cebids. In: Fuentes, A. (Ed.) International Encyclopedia of Primatology, pp. 400-403. Hoboken NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Stone, A.I. and Conga, D.F. 2017.  First assessment of helminth parasites in wild squirrel monkeys (Saimiri collinsi) in northeastern Pará State, Brazil. Neotropical Primates 23: 35-38.

Stone, A.I. and Silva Junior J.S. 2016. Collins’ squirrel monkey. In: Rowe, N. and Myers, M. (Eds.) All the World’s Primates, pp. 307-308. Charlestown: Pogonias Press.

Stone, A.I., Castro, P.H.G., Monteiro, F.O.B., Ruivo, L.P. and Silva-Júnior, J.S. 2015. A novel method for capturing and monitoring a small Neotropical primate, the squirrel monkey (Saimiri collinsi). American Journal of Primatology 77: 239-245

Ruivo, L.P. and Stone, A.I.  2014. Jealous of mom? Interactions between infants and adult males during the mating season in wild squirrel monkeys (Saimiri collinsi) in Pará, Brazil. Neotropical Primates 21: 165-170

Stone, A. I. 2014.Is fatter sexier? Reproductive strategies in male squirrel monkeys, Saimiri sciureus. International Journal of Primatology 35: 628-642.

Grant Funding

2013  CAPES PVE Fellowship, to act as Foreign Visiting Professor at the Universidade Federal Rural da Amazônia, Brazil, 12 months 

2013  National Geographic Society Waitts Grant.

 

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