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Thomas T Struhsaker, Adjunct Professor

Formally retired. Advising on conservation action plan for Africa's 18 taxa of red colobus monkeys. Compiling and helping to archive a large collection of photographs of red colobus monkeys. Continuing to publish notes.

Contact Info:
Office Location:  07 Bio Sci
Office Phone:  (919) 684-2417
Email Address: send me a message


Ph.D.University of California - Berkeley1965

Primate Ecology
Behavioral Ecology and Physiology
Research Interests: Ecology, demography, behavior, and conservation

Currently involved in ecological and demographic studies of the Udzungwa Red Colobus Monkey in the Udzungwa Mts. of Tanzania. The long-term goal of this project is to increase our understanding of this vulnerable, endemic species and to improve the conservation of it and its habitat along with all of the other endemic and endangered species of this area.

Areas of Interest:

tropical rain forest ecology and conservation

strategies for effective protection of tropical forest parks

long-term population dynamics of rain forest mammals

impact of logging on tropical forest regeneration and wildlife

mammalian behavior and ecology


Research and advising graduate students.

Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. Struhsaker, TT, The life of a naturalist., Primates; Journal of Primatology, vol. 63 no. 3 (May, 2022), pp. 195-215 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Mundy, BC; Struhsaker, TT, Paul James Struhsaker (1935–2018), Ichthyology & Herpetology, vol. 109 no. 4 (December, 2021), American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH) [doi]
  3. Struhsaker, TT, Diet of red-legged sun squirrels (Heliosciurus rufobrachium Waterhouse) in Kibale National Park, Uganda: Implications for seed defence, African Journal of Ecology, vol. 58 no. 3 (September, 2020), pp. 588-591 [doi]
  4. Ribble, DO; Rathbun, L; Struhsaker, TT; Waser, PM; Allaway, J, In Memoriam: Galen Rathbun (1944–2019), Journal of Mammalogy, vol. 101 no. 1 (February, 2020), pp. e1-e3, Oxford University Press (OUP) [doi]
  5. Struhsaker, TT; Angedakin, S; Landsmann, A, Facial and genital lesions in baboons (Papio anubis) of Kibale National Park, Uganda., Primates; Journal of Primatology, vol. 60 no. 2 (March, 2019), pp. 109-112 [doi]  [abs]

A DVD on the behavior, ecology, and conservation of the Zanzibar red colobus is available for purchase. This is an educational documentary designed for all professionals and students interested in this endangered species, as well as the biology and conservation of free-ranging primates. For purchase contact Thomas T. Struhsaker (tomstruh@duke.edu) or www.baa.duke.edu/monkey/

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