Emma Thurau

B.A., Anthropology, minor in Biology, California State University, 2017

Emma graduated from California State University, Los Angeles in 2017 with a B.A. in Anthropology. She has studied in Costa Rica and the Los Angeles Zoo, conducted labwork in lemur genetics, and volunteered for the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership in Summer 2017 (conducting fieldwork at Kianjavato). She plans on conducting MA fieldwork in 2018


  • Worked within a long term study of Greater bamboo lemurs (Prolemur simus) involved Collected behavioral data on five Prolemur simus group in Sangasanga, Kianjavato, Madagascar.
  • Honor thesis research investigating ring tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) at the Los Angeles Zoo researching male deference and agonism rates.
  • Howler monkey prehensile tail use in Howler Monkeys (Aloutta paliata) in Costa Rica