Jessica Rothman is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at Hunter College, whose main areas of interest include nutritional ecology, and wildlife conservation. She serves as Director of the Human Biology Program and is a core member of the New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology.
Dr. Rothman leads the Wildlife Nutritional Ecology lab at Hunter College, where she examines the ways monkeys and apes meet their nutritional needs when faced with social and ecological constraints in the wild. She also has field research sites in two national parks in Uganda, where she serves as an Honorary Wildlife Officer with the Uganda Wildlife Authority—the government agency that manages wildlife in Uganda. Dr. Rothman is also an Honorary Lecturer at Makerere University in Uganda.
Dr. Rothman leads an active research group of post-docs, PhD students, Masters students and undergraduates. She serves on the supervisory committees of graduate students around the globe. She has more than 100 publications in journals such as Biology Letters, American Journal of Primatology, Behavioral Ecology and The Journal of Animal Ecology. Dr. Rothman earned her BS, MS and PhD in Animal Nutrition from Cornell University and obtained a postdoc in Biology and Anthropology from McGill University.
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