Andrew J. Marshall

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Education: 

PhD, Harvard University (anthropology)
MA, Harvard University (anthropology)
BA, Harvard University (anthropology)

Phone: 
734-763-4735

About: 

Marshall is a biological anthropologist, tropical ecologist, and conservation biologist primarily interested in the ecology and conservation of primates and tropical forests. His principal research areas are the ecology, evolution, and conservation of primates and their rainforest habitats, and application of the knowledge gleaned from these studies to advance understanding of human evolution. Marshall's study subjects are chiefly diurnal primates (particularly orangutans, gibbons, and leaf monkeys) and tropical forests in Indonesia; the majority of his empirical work is based on data collected at his long-term research site in Gunung Palung National Park, West Kalimantan. His formal academic appointment is split between the Department of Anthropology and the Program in the Environment at the University of Michigan, where he is also affiliated with the School for Environment and Sustainability and the Graham Sustainability Institute.

Research: 
  • 2016: Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand, Mechanisms promoting co-existence in mega-diverse communities. With Heiko U. Wittmer. $12,550 NZD.
  • 2014-2016: Association of Zoos and Aquariums Ape TAG Conservation Initiative Grant, Preserving apes and building capacity using participatory monitoring of ape populations across complex ecological landscapes. With Sarah M. Jaffe. $30,000.
  • 2013: UC Davis Small Grant in Aid of Research, Effects of spatial and temporal variation in plant productivity on the population ecology of Bornean rainforest primates. $2,000.
  • 2012: UC Davis Small Grant in Aid of Research, Effects of spatial and temporal variation in plant productivity on the population ecology of Bornean rainforest primates. $2,000.
  • 2012: Seneca Park Zoo. Grant for orangutan- gibbon field research and habitat conservation. $750

Accolades: 
  • UC Davis Chancellor’s Fellow, 2013-2014, $25,000. 

  • UC Davis Provost’s Hybrid Course Award, 2012, (AJM & T. D. Weaver): $27,500. 

  • UC Davis Hellman Fellow, 2009-2010, $25,500. 

  • Cora Du Bois Dissertation Completion Fellowship, 2003-2004 

  • Elliot Dissertation Writing Fellowship, 2002-2003

Select publications: 
  • Marshall, A. J., S. A. Wich, and M. Ancrenaz. 2016. Fresh strategies to save orangutans. Nature. 535: 493.

  • Meijaard, E., A. J. Hearn, J. Ross, G. Fredriksson, J. Mathai, Y. Nakashima, H. Bernard, R. Boonratana, J. Hall, N. T-L. Lim, A. J. Marshall, J. D. Pilgrim, H. Samejima, C. Robson, D. W. Macdonald, J. L. Belant, S. Kramer-Schadt, and A. Wilting. 2016. Predicted distribution of the Malay Weasel Mustela nudipes (Mammalia: Carnivora: Mustelidae) on Borneo. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. 33: 50-54.

  • Duckworth, J. W., H. Samejima, G. Semiadi, A. J. Hearn, J. Ross, G. Fredriksson, S. M. Cheyne, M. Heydon, D. M. Augeri, J. F. Brodie, A. Giordano, Y. Nakashima, R. Boonratana, J. Hon, A. J. Marshall, J. Mathai, D. W. Macdonald, J. L. Belant, S. Kramer-Schadt, and A. Wilting. 2016. Predicted distribution of banded linsang Prionodon linsang (Mammalia: Carnivora: Prionodontidae) on Borneo. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. 33: 71-77.

  • Ross, J., A. J. Hearn, D. W. Macdonald, R. Alfred, S. M. Cheyne, A. Mohamed, R. Boonratana, H. Bernard, J. Hon, Rustam, J. F. Brodie, A. Giordano, M. Heydon, G. Semiadi, J. Mathai, G. Fredriksson, A. J. Marshall, J. D. Pilgrim, T. van Berkel, J. L. Belant, S. Kramer-Schadt, and A. Wilting. 2016. Predicted distribution of the Malay civet Viverra tangalunga (Mammalia: Carnivora: Viverridae) on Borneo. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. 33: 78-83.

  • Nakabayashi, M., Y. Nakashima, A. J. Hearn, J. Ross, R. Alfred, H. Samejima, A. Mohamed, M. Heydon, Rustam, H. Bernard, G. Semiadi, G. Fredriksson, R. Boonratana, A. J. Marshall, N. T-L. Lim, D. M. Augeri, J. Hon, J. Mathai, T. van Berkel, J. F. Brodie, A. Giordano, J. Hall, B. Loken, S. Persey, E. Pollard, D. Macdonald, J. L. Belant, S. Kramer-Schadt, and A. Wilting. 2016. Predicted distribution of common palm civet Paradoxurus hermaphroditus (Mammalia: Carnivora: Viverridae) on Borneo. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. 33:84-88

Read more publications here.

Affiliations: 
  • America Association of Physical Anthropologists
  • International Primatological Society
  • The Ecological Society of America
  • Society for Conservation Biology
  • Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation

Service: 
  • Scientific Program Committee, American Association of Physical Anthropologists (2016).
  • Lead assessor for conservation status of Hylobates albibarbis for IUCN Species Survival Commission Red List of Threatened Species; Contributor to assessment of Presbytis rubicunda and Pongo pygmaeus (2015).
  • Member of Small Apes Section of IUCN Primate Specialist Group (2013-present).

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