Mary Glenn

Educational Background

Ph.D.
Anthropology
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
M.S.
Anthropology
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL
B.S.
Anthropology
Loyola University Chicago
Chicago, IL

Contact Info

Phone: 707.826.3126
Office: BSS 520B
Email: meg12@humboldt.edu

 

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Mary Glenn, Professor and Chair of Anthropology

mona monkey

Teaching Areas

  • Biological Anthropology
  • Evolutionary Medicine
  • Forensic Anthropology
  • Primates
  • Paleoanthropology
  • Human Biology & Evolution
  • Costa Rica Primate Field Program
  • Cultural Ecology

Research

mona monkey

My primary research interests are nonhuman primate behavior, ecology, evolution and conservation. I am currently concentrating my studies on mona monkeys (see photo at right), a species of primate that was introduced to the African islands of São Tomé and Principe and the Caribbean island of Grenada approximately 300 years ago during the slave trade. I am comparing these island monas with mona populations living on the African mainland in the countries of Nigeria and Cameroon. In the past, I've studied bonobos in Congo, spider monkeys in Costa Rica, introduced stumptailed macaques in Mexico, and captive emperor tamarins in Chicago.

Selected Publications

  • Glenn, M.E., Ramsier, M., and Bensen, K.J. n.d. Affiliative behavior in all-male mona monkey groups. Primates (in prep).
  • Glenn, M.E., Bensen, K.J., and Matsuda, R. n.d. The Mona Monkey (Cercopithecus mona). In Mammals of Africa: Volume 2, Primates. T.M. Butynski, J.S. Kingdon, & J. Kalina (eds.). Academic Press, Amsterdam (in press).
  • Glenn, M.E., and Bensen, K.J. 2008 Forest structure and species composition of the Grand Etang Forest on Grenada pre-Hurricane Ivan. Caribbean Journal of Science 44(3):395-401.
  • Glenn, M.E., and Cords, M., eds. 2002 The Guenons: Diversity and Adaptation in African Monkeys, Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers.
  • Glenn, M.E., Matsuda, R., and Bensen, K.J. 2002 Unique behavior of the mona monkey, C. mona: all-male groups and copulation calls. In The Guenons: Diversity and Adaptation in African Monkeys, M.E. Glenn and M. Cords, eds., Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York, pp. 133-145.
  • Glenn, M.E., and Bensen, K.J. 1998 Capture techniques and morphological measurements of the mona monkey (Cercopithecus mona) on the island of Grenada, West Indies. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 105:481-491.
  • Glenn, M.E. 1997 Group size and group composition of the mona monkey (Cercopithecus mona) on the island of Grenada, West Indies. American Journal of Primatology 43(2): 167-173.
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