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Bastian, Meredith

Former Staff of National Zoological Park


* Innovative/cultural behavior of wild orangutans
* Diet variation/traditions in wild orangutans
* SE Asian botanical diversity 
* Orangutan nesting behavior
* Welfare of zoo-housed great apes
* Paternal behavior in non-human primates

Geographic Focus

education and training

  • Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology & Anatomy, Duke University , PhD dissertation: 2001 - 2008