admin October 16, 2012 0

Bioko Island: Where the Wild Things are… for now – slide presentation

Dr. Shaya Honarvar is a biologist and a conservationist who has been working on Bioko Island since 2007. She completed her MS in 2004 at the University of Pennsylvania and her Ph.D. in 2007 at Drexel University, working on the nesting ecology of olive ridley sea turtles in Nicaragua and Costa Rica. Shaya is the Research Coordinator for the Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program. Her research focuses on population dynamics and health assessment of leatherback sea turtles on Bioko Island, physiological and ecological aspects of gas exchange by sea turtle eggs, and involvement of local communities in wildlife conservation. She has also been involved with primate research by co-advising graduate students at Drexel University in their studies of the impact of hunting on the primates of Bioko Island and the feeding ecology of drill and pennant’s red colobus. More recently, she has started to collect data on the feeding ecology and behavior of drills through direct observation.