Michael D. Wasserman

Michael D Wasserman

Postdoctoral scholar, Dept. Anthropology
McGill University
855 Sherbrooke St. West.
Montreal, QC, H3A 2T7
Lab: (514) 398-4400 ext. 089759
Email: michael.wasserman@mail.mcgill.ca


PhD (2011) University of California, Berkeley
BS; BA Zoology; Anthropology University of Florida, 2002

Red Colobus
Environmental Endocrinology of Wild Primates

1) Ecological and evolutionary relationship of wild primates and estrogenic plants
2) Use of noninvasive methods to examine ecological and anthropogenic correlates of stress and reproductive physiology in primates
3) Interactions between human and non-human primate diet and the endocrine system


Wasserman, M.D., C.A. Chapman, K. Milton, D. Wittwer, and T.E. Ziegler. In prep. Seasonality in the consumption of estrogenic plant foods: Implications for red colobus monkey (Procolobus rufomitratus) hormonal status. Hormones and Behavior.

Wasserman, M.D., K. Milton, and C.A. Chapman. In prep. The potential roles of estrogenic plants in primate ecology and evolution.

Wasserman, M.D., A. Taylor-Gutt, J.M. Rothman, C.A. Chapman, K. Milton, and D.C. Leitman. 2012. Estrogenic plant foods of red colobus monkeys and mountain gorillas in Uganda. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 148: 88-97.

Rothman, J.M., C.A. Chapman, D. Twinomugisha, M.D. Wasserman, J.E. Lambert, and T.L. Goldberg. 2008. Measuring physical traits of primates remotely: the use of parallel lasers. American Journal of Primatology 70: 1191-1195.

Snaith,T.V., C.A. Chapman, J.M. Rothman, and M.D. Wasserman. 2008. Bigger groups have fewer parasites and similar cortisol levels: a multi-group analysis in red colobus monkeys. American Journal of Primatology 70: 1072-1080.

Chapman, C.A., L. Naughton-Treves, M.J. Lawes, M.D. Wasserman, and T.R. Gillespie. 2007. Population declines of colobus in western Uganda and conservation value of forest fragments. International Journal of Primatology 28: 513-528.

Chapman, C.A., M.D. Wasserman, T.R. Gillespie, M.L. Speirs, M.J. Lawes, T.L. Saj, and T.E. Ziegler. 2006. Do nutrition, parasitism, and stress have synergistic effects on red colobus populations living in forest fragments? American Journal of Physical Anthropology 131: 525-534.

Chapman, C.A., M.D. Wasserman, and T.R. Gillespie. 2006. Behavioural patterns of colobus in logged and unlogged forests: The conservation value of harvested forests. In: E. Newton-Fisher, H. Notman, V. Reynolds, J.D. Patterson (eds.). Primates of Western Uganda. Pp. 373-390. Springer, New York.

Chapman, C.A., T. Webb, R. Fronstin, M.D. Wasserman, and A.M. Santamaria. 2005. Assessing dietary protein of colobus monkeys through fecal sample analysis: A tool to evaluate habitat quality. African Journal of Ecology 43: 276-278.

Wasserman, M.D., and Chapman, C.A. 2003. Determinants of colobine monkey abundance: The importance of food energy, protein and fiber content. Journal of Animal Ecology 72: 650-659.