Graham Sustainability Institute

Andrew J. Marshall

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  • Literature, Science, & Arts
    • Anthropology
    • Program in the Environment

I received my undergraduate and graduate degrees from the Biological Wing of the Department of Anthropology at Harvard University. After finishing my undergraduate work in 1996, I spent a year living in Indonesian Borneo managing Cheryl Knott’s long- term orangutan research project and working for National Geographic. I returned to Harvard in 1997 to do my PhD with Mark Leighton and Richard Wrangham. While in graduate school I did fieldwork on apes in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo before returning to Kalimantan to study gibbons and leaf monkeys. During my fieldwork I became interested in botany and plant ecology, and upon completion of my PhD in 2004 I did a two-year post doc at The Arnold Arboretum in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology at Harvard. From 2006 to 2014 I served on the faculty at the University of California, Davis in Anthropology, Ecology, and Animal Behavior. I joined the faculty at Michigan in 2014. My main research site is Gunung Palung National Park, located in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. I am also involved in mammal and forest conservation initiatives at several other sites in Indonesia.

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  • Education Programs
    • Dow Programs
      • Doctoral Advisor
  • Water Center
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