About Kate

Hi there! My name's Kate.

Verreaux's sifaka
I majored in biological anthropology at George Washington University in Washington, DC and liked studying primates so much that I continued on for even more education as a Master's student (another two years of schooling). I finished my Master's Degree in anthropology at the University of Victoria in BC Canada, where I continued to study primatology.

I originally created this blog to write about my experience in Madagascar, where I studied a species of primate called Verreaux's sifaka, Propithecus verreauxi.

For August and September of 2013, I was in Madagascar, a large island off of the east coast of Africa, observing sifakas and recording their behavior and their diet. This research was funded by the Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research, the University of Victoria's Graduate Student Travel Grant, and through my advisor, Dr. Lisa Gould.

Me in the field, observing sifakas
After receiving encouragement from UVic's Let's Talk Science local coordinator, Anna, I resumed this blog in the summer of 2014 to blog about news and research on primates, ecology, and conservation and other related ideas. I hope this blog can be both entertaining and educational.

Note: All images not linked or credited to their original sources are property of Kate Markham. All rights reserved. 

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