Colin Chapman

Professor, Dept. of Anthropology and McGill School of Environment, McGill University. Canada Research Chair – Primate Ecology and Conservation. Killam Research Fellow, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

Positions held

2013-2014 Associate researcher(s),
2014-2015 to 2018-2019 Co-researcher(s),
2018-2019 to today Collaborator(s),


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For the last 30+ years, Dr. Chapman has conducted research in Kibale National Park, Uganda. During this time, he has not just been an academic, but has devoted great effort to help the rural communities, establishing schools, clinics, a mobile clinic, and ecotourism projects. He has published 480+ articles, been cited 32000+ times, has a H factor of 98 and has received ~ $11 million in research funding.
Dr. Chapman is focusing on the long-term behavioural and demographic data he has collected on the red colobus monkeys and other mammals of Kibale National Park Uganda over the last 30+ year. He is relating these findings to variation in phenology and changes in the tree community in response to climate change and other factors (e.g., forest regeneration).  He also has projects dealing with elephant ecology and improving park-people interactions.  He has also just started research on gibbons and snub-nosed monkey behaviour and ecology in China.