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Associate Professor of Anthropology
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BA - Washington University in St. Louis

MSc - Hunter College, New York

Ph.D. - City University of New York / New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology

  • Introduction to Biological Anthropology
  • Primate Evolutionary Ecology
  • Primate Conservation Biology
  • Human Evolutionary Psychology
  • Biological and Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conservation in Cameroon

Primate ecology and conservation, hunting in the tropics and the bushmeat trade, protected area management, industrial oil palm development and land grabbing, human use and perception of wildlife, conservation biology

I serve as a Board Member of and scientific advisor to SAVE Wildlife Conservation Fund on their campaign against the development of an oil palm plantation in Cameroon by an American agribusiness company.


Linder, J.M. 2013. African primate diversity threatened by "New Wave" of Industrial Oil Palm Expansion. African Primates 8: 25-38.

Linder, J.M., Sawyer, S., and Brashares, J.S. 2013. Primates in trade. In Primate Ecology and Conservation: A Handbook of Techniques. Sterling, E., Bynum, N, and Blair, M. (eds.). Oxford University Press.

Linder, J.M. and Lawler, R.R. 2012. Model selection, zero-Inflated models, and predictors of primate abundance in Korup National Park, Cameroon. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 149:417-425.

Linder, J.M. and Oates, J.F. 2011. Differential impact of bushmeat hunting on monkey species and implications for primate conservation in Korup National Park, Cameroon. Biological Conservation 144: 738-745.

Linder, J.M. 2009. Review of Monkeys of the Taï Forest: An African Primate Community. Edited by McGraw, Zuberbühler, and Noë. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 140:595-596.

Oates, J.F., Bergl, R.A., and Linder, J.M. 2004. Biodiversity and Conservation in the Gulf of Guinea. Advances in Applied Biodiversity Science, no. 6. Conservation International Center for Applied Biodiversity Science Press, Washington, D.C.

Oates, J.F., McFarland, K.L., Groves, J., Bergl, R.A., Linder, J.M. and Disotell, T.R. 2003. The Cross River gorilla: a neglected and critically endangered subspecies. In Gorilla Biology: A Multidisciplinary Perspective. Taylor, A. & Goldsmith, M. (eds). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK.


2013 - UK Darwini Initiative: Improving anti-poaching patrol evaluation and design in African rainforests.

2012 - Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, James Madison University: grant to support monitoring of wildlife and human activities in Cameroon's Korup National Park.

2011 - Primate Conservation, Inc.: grant to support monitoring of wildlife and human activities in Cameroon's Korup National Park.

2010 - Denver Zoological Soceity: grant to establish monitoring of wildlife and human activities in Cameroon's Korup National Park.

2008 - Conservation International Primate Action Fund: grant to support research reconnaissance trip in Cameroon

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