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Durham University

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Miss Lucy Millington, MSc, BSc

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Contact Miss Lucy Millington (email at lucy.a.millington@durham.ac.uk)

My research interests are firmly rooted in biodiversity conservation, and more specifically in primate conservation within the Neotropics. I am particularly interested in the importance of regenerating forest as a viable habitat for primates as large areas of primary forest continued to be destroyed at an unprecedented rate.My PhD research will investigate the use of regenerating forest by woolly monkeys and spider monkeys in an area characterised by regenerating and primary forest in South Eastern Peru.

My Masters research was my first foray into primate conservation work, where I collected data on the distribution of Neotropical primate species within an anthropogenically modified landscape in Peru. Following the completion of my MSc I continued to work in the field with wild primates, gaining more field experience, firstly as a research assistant collecting data on social behaviour in woolly monkeys at Tiputini, Ecuador. I then worked as a research assistant in South Africa for a project investigating the nutritional ecology of chacma baboons within an anthropogenic environment.

Research Group

Research Groups

Department of Anthropology

Research Interests

  • Primate Conservation
  • The value of regenerating forest

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