Alexander V. Georgiev & Harry Olgun

Alexander Georgiev is a Lecturer in Primatology at Bangor University, UK. He has previously studied the reproductive ecology and physiology of chimpanzees, bonobos and rhesus macaques. He established the Zanzibar Red Colobus Project in 2018 and has been directing research on the conservation physiology and behavioural ecology of this species since. A central aim of this work is to understand how anthropogenic disturbance affects this forest-specialised primate—from the physiological to the population and landscape level.

Harry Olgun is a PhD student at Bangor University, UK. He studied the road ecology of the Zanzibar red colobus for his MScRes degree. He will now extend his work on primate behaviour and ecology in anthropogenic landscapes to studying how forest loss and fragmentation across the species range affect the persistence of Zanzibar red colobus groups and populations. His research interests include conservation, primate behaviour, movement and feeding ecology.