Profile: Wendy Erb

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Wendy Erb

Wendy Erb is a 2018-2019 AIFIS/Luce Foundation Fellow. With a Ph.D. in Anthropological Sciences from SUNY Stony Brook, Erb has a diverse academic and research background in biology and anthropology. She has held academic and research appointments at Cornell, Rutgers, and Columbia. Erb developed a project on her AIFIS Fellowship, Calls for Conservation: Bioacoustic Monitoring of Endangered Apes to Support Protection of a Threatened Bornean Landscape, focusing on bioacoustics in a natural environment. Her work in Indonesia led to her current appointment in the bioacoustic research at the Lab of Ornithology at Cornell University. To learn more about Wendy Erb, her research, and work in Indonesia visit her website.

Selected publications:

Erb, WM, B Barrow, AN Hofner, SS Utami Atmoko, ER Vogel. 2018. “Wildfire smoke negatively impacts activity budgets and energy balance of wild Bornean orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii).” Scientific Reports. 8: 7606.

Erb, WM, LM Porter. 2017. “Mother's little helpers: What we know (and don't know) about cooperative infant care in callitrichines.” Evolutionary Anthropology. 26 (1): 25-37.

Erb, WM, T Ziegler, NS Lestari, K Hammerschmidt. 2016. “Are simakobu (Simias concolor) loud calls energetically costly signals?” American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 161 (1): 44-52.

Erb, WM, C Borries, NS Lestari, JK Hodges. 2012. “Annual variation in ecology and reproduction of wild simakobu (Simias concolor).” International Journal of Primatology. 33(6): 1406-1419.

Wendy Erb working with students the University of Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta

Wendy Erb working with students the University of Gadjah Mada in Yogyakarta