Ammie K. Kalan



I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Victoria in BC, Canada. My research interest lies in the evolutionary origins and socio-ecological drivers of primate behavioural flexibility and diversity. I use a variety of interdisciplinary methods in the field to study wild populations.  I recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology, investigating chimpanzee culture and communication as part of the Pan African Project: The Cultured Chimpanzee. During my doctoral thesis on wild chimpanzee vocal communication, I developed a passive acoustic monitoring system for primates living in a tropical forest. I continue to be interested in bridging the gap between behavioural research and applied conservation and continue to use non-invasive monitoring as well as developing automated methods for data processing and analyses.


Contact Information

University of Victoria

Department of Anthropology

Cornett Building 

Victoria, BC

Canada V8P 5C2

Email: akalan@uvic.ca
Tel: +1-250-721-7047
Twitter: @ammiekalan