Date of Award
Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (MIDS)
Dr. Valerie James-Aldridge
Dr. Shelia Pozorski
Dr. Thomas Pozorski
A thirty year study of a transplanted species of primate, Macaca fuscata, Japanese snow monkey, documents the environmental influences on an intact troop relocated from Arashiyama, Japan to south Texas. These influences include novel disease, toxins, and predation. The effects of the environment on the social structure, hierarchy, and population of the primates are presented. The study begins in 1972 and is completed in 2002.
University of Texas-Pan American