Office Hours:

Tues/Wed/Thur 2:30-3:30

 

Interests

Primate behavioral ecology

Primate feeding ecology

Feeding selectivity in mantled howler monkeys

Proximate mechanisms involved in primate food choice

Interaction between plant primary/secondary chemistry and dietary selectivity

Behavioral ecology of human and nonhuman primates

 

Barbara Welker

Associate Professor

of Anthropology

Bailey 150
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454
585-245-5204
welker@geneseo.edu

Barbara J. Welker has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1997

Faculty Information

Education

  • Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
  • M.A., State University of New York at Buffalo
  • B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo

Research Interests

  • 2005: A geographic analysis of goal-directed travel in mantled howler monkeys, Area de Conservacion, Sector Santa Rosa, Costa Rica and GIS Lab, SUNY Geneseo
  • 1999-2003: Factors affecting sleeping and resting site choice in mantled howler monkeys, Area de Conservacion, Sector Santa Rosa, Costa Rica
  • 1999-present: Phytochemical influences on mantled howler monkey diet, Area de Conservacion, Sector Santa Rosa, Costa Rica
  • 1998-present: Phytochemical analyses of Hymenaea courbaril plant specimens to examine sesquiterpene content in relation to tree use by mantled howler monkeys, Institute for Organic Chemistry, Hamburg, Germany and Texas A & M, College Station, Texas

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Welker B.J.: (under revision) Factors involved in variation in tree and species use by mantled howler monkeys.
  • Welker B.J., W. König, M. Pietsch, R. Adams.: (under revision) Feeding selectivity by mantled howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata) in relation to leaf secondary chemistry in the tree species, Hymenaea courbaril.
  • Welker B.J.: 2005 “Primate morphology and evolution”. In H.J. Birx (ed.), Encyclopedia of Anthropology. CA: Sage Publications.
  • Welker B.J.: 2005 “Primate ecology and behavior”. In H.J. Birx (ed.), Encyclopedia of Anthropology. CA: Sage Publications.
  • Welker B.J.: 2004 "Proximate mechanisms governing feeding behavior and selectivity in mantled howler monkeys, Alouatta palliata. Ph.D. Thesis, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York.