Californian born, first degree at Stanford University, PhD in Zoology at Cambridge. Field work on baboons, vervet monkeys and lately elephants for the past 30 years, as well as observing Zanzibar red colobus, chimpanzees, gorillas, muriqui, capuchins and macaques at a variety of field sites.Joined Stirling from Cambridge in 2005 to be part of Psychology's Behaviour and Evolution Research Group.
Royal Anthropological Institute WH Rivers Memorial Medal Royal Anthropological Institute
Osman Hill Memorial Medal Primate Society of Great Britain
Research interests: Physical growth, cognitive and social development in mammals Primate and mammalian behavioural ecology and reproductive strategies Mammalian life history evolution, longevity, ageing and demography Biodiversity conservation, human-animal interaction and sustainable development: effects of gender and human attitudes on conservation success Current research projects:
Life history and longevity in elephants (with C. Moss & V. Fishlock, Amboseli Elephant Research Project, Kenya) Collaborative project using non-invasive methods to assess reproductive strategies and maturation in captive baboons with Dr L. Rosetta (CNRS, Paris) Longitudinal effects of early experiences on elephant life histories (with Lizzie Webber, RA, Stirling) Research affiliations: Director of Science, Amboseli Trust for Elephants, Kenya (www.elephanttrust.org).Collaborator with Associacão Pró-Muriqui – research, education and biodiversity conservation, São Paulo State, Brazil. Affiliations with external institutions:
President (1998 - 2002) Primate Society of Great Britain
Consulting member: Species Survival Commission (IUCN), Primate Specialist Group
Consulting member, Conservation Working Party PSGB (1995 - 2001)
Council member: Cambridge Conservation Forum (1999-2005)
Consulting Editor: Folia Primatologica, Primates
Member of Scottish Primate Research Group.
Boult VL, Quaife T, Fishlock V, Moss CJ, Lee PC & Sibly RM (2018) Individual-based modelling of elephant population dynamics using remote sensing to estimate food availability. Ecological Modelling, 387, pp. 187-195. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2018.09.010.
Boult VL, Sibly RM, Quaife T, Fishlock V, Moss C & Lee PC (2018) Modelling large herbivore movement decisions: Beyond food availability as a predictor of ranging patterns (Forthcoming/Available Online). African Journal of Ecology. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/13652028; https://doi.org/10.1111/aje.12553.
Sekar N, Clark W, Dobson A, Francisco Coelho PC, Hannam PM, Hepworth R, Hsiang S, Kahumbu P, Lee PC, Lindsay K, Lopes Pereira C, Wasser S & Nowak K (2018) Ivory crisis: Growing no-trade consensus (Letter). Science, 360 (6386), pp. 276-277. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aat1105.
Lee PC & Strier KB (2015) Complexities of Understanding Female Dispersal in Primates. In: Furuichi T, Yamagiwa J, Aureli F (ed.). Dispersing Primate Females. Primatology Monographs, Tokyo, Japan: Springer, pp. 215-230.
Lee PC & Moura ACAd (2015) Necessity, unpredictability and opportunity: an exploration of ecological and social drivers of behavioural innovation. In: Kaufman AB, Kaufman JC (ed.). Animal Creativity and Innovation. Explorations in Creativity Research, London: Elsevier, pp. 317-329.
Lehmann J, Lee PC & Dunbar RIM (2014) Unravelling the function of community-level organization . In: Dunbar RIM, Gamble C, Gowlett JAJ (ed.). Lucy to Language: the Benchmark Papers, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 245-276.