Fernando Mercado Malabet

PhD Candidate

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Areas of Interest

Research Keywords
Population and landscape ecology, primatology, conservation science

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Working Dissertation


Ecological and Social Mechanisms of Population-Decline in Rare Species: A Comparative Study of the Sympatric Common Brown Lemur (Eulemur fulvus) and Mongoose Lemur (E. mongoz)


Shawn Lehman


I am a PhD candidate and NSERC scholar in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto. The objectives of my research are to examine how small differences in the biology of any two species can often results in drastically different levels of conservation need – even when facing the same threats. My work is situated in northwestern Madagascar, where I am studying the population and landscape ecology of two closely related species, the Critically Endangered mongoose lemur (Eulemur mongoz) and the Near Threatened  common brown lemur (E. fulvus).