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I am a biological anthropologist with a specialization in nonhuman primate responses to anthropogenic disturbance.


Senior Lecturer, Human Biology
Award Leader, Human Biology


McKinney, T. (nd) Ecotourism. In The international encyclopedia of biological anthropology. W Trevathan (ed). John-Wiley and Sons, Inc. In press.

McKinney, T. (2017) Introduction to part one. In Ethnoprimatology: A practical guide to research at the human-nonhuman primate interface. KM Dore, EP Riley, & A Fuentes (eds). Cambridge University Press. In press.

McKinney, T. (2016) Ecotourism. In The international encyclopedia of primatology, A Fuentes (ed). Wiley-Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9781119179313.wbprim0120

McKinney, T. (2015) A classification system for describing anthropogenic influence on nonhuman primate populations. American Journal of Primatology 77(7): 715-726.

McKinney, T., Westin, J.L., & Serio-Silva, J.C. (2015) Anthropogenic habitat modification, tourist interactions and crop-raiding in howler monkeys. In M. Kowalewski et al. (eds) Howler monkeys: Behaviour, ecology, and conservation. New York: Springer Press.

McKinney, T. (2014) Species-specific responses to tourist interactions by white-faced capuchins (Cebus imitator) and mantled howlers (Alouatta palliata) in a Costa Rican wildlife refuge. International Journal of Primatology 35(2): 573-589.

McKinney, T. (2011) The effects of provisioning and crop-raiding on the diet and foraging activities of human-commensal white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus). American Journal of Primatology 73(5): 439-448.

McKinney, T. (2009) Anthropogenic change and primate predation risk: Crested caracaras (Caracara plancus) attempt predation on mantled howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata). Neotropical Primates 16(1): 24-27.


American Association of Physical Anthropologists
Primate Society of Great Britain


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I am particularly interested in how wild primates deal with human disturbance, including habitat alteration, ecotourism, provisioning, and crop-raiding. My field work focuses on mantled howlers (Alouatta palliata) and white-faced capuchins (Cebus capucinus imitator) in Costa Rica.



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