Office Location: JRC LL60
I am interested in how social and environmental pressures impact the behavior of animals. My past and current research has involved many species: wrens, thirteen-lined ground squirrels, and several species of primates. My current projects include: 1) examining the effect of infants on group dynamics and group travel in two primate species, 2) determining the proper analytical tools and protocol for assessing spatial ranging, 3) exploring the methods by which monkey groups can establish and maintain territories, and 4) assessing how hormonal profiles are influenced by and influence group dynamics. I greatly enjoy collaborating with students in research and in teaching. My teaching interests include areas of biopsychology (animal behavior, neuroscience, sensation & perception, etc.), statistics, and research design.
Hankerson SJ, Franklin SP, Dietz JM. 2007. Tree and forest characteristics influence sleeping site
Franklin SP, Hankerson SJ, Baker AJ, Dietz JM. 2007. Golden lion tamarin sleeping site use and pre-
Hankerson SJ, Dietz JM, Raboy BE. 2006. Associations between golden-headed lion tamarins and the
Hankerson SJ, Caine NG. 2004. Pre-retirement encounters alter the morning behavior of captive