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I am a doctoral student in Anthropology and Integrative Conservation interested in research methodology that bridges traditional primatological methods and conservation science with anthropological epistemology. My research has been focused on human-nonhuman primate interactions within conservation landscapes in West Africa. Currently, I am working on a conservation education campaign for the Critically Endangered Preuss's red colobus monkey (Piliocolobus preussi) as part of the IUCN Red Colobus Conservation Action Plan (ReCAP: in South-West Cameroon. I have also conducted field work in Guanacaste Costa Rica with capuchin monkeys and Central Kalimantan, Borneo Indonesia with orangutans.

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Grants and Awards

2019, UGA Campus Sustainability Grant, $5,000

2019, UGA Social Ecology Studio, $400

2018, Idea Wild, awarded field equipment

2018, Mohammad bin Species Conservation Fund: $7,800

2018, The Ardith Eudey Award, $1,400

2017, The David Chivers Prize, Oxford Brookes University

2016, Idea Wild, awarded field equipment

2016, Primate Conservation Inc: $3,500

2016, Born Free: $1,500

2016, Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund: $4,500

2016, International Primatological Society: $1,500

2015, John Henry Brookes Scholarship, Oxford Brookes University: $1,300

2012, Animal Behavior, ecology and conservation exemplar award, Canisius College



Hofner, A.N., Jost Robinson, C.A. and K.A.I Nekaris (2018). Preserving Preuss’s red colobus (Piliocolobus preussi); An analysis of hunting and changing perceptions of primates in Ikenge-Bakoko, Cameroon. International Journal of Primatology, 1-23.

Erb, W. M., Barrow, E. J., Hofner, A. N., Utami-Atmoko, S. S. & Vogel, E. R. (2018). Wildfire smoke impacts activity and energetics of wild Bornean orangutans. Scientific Reports, 8(1), 1–8.

Hofner, A. N. (2017). Primate Conservation and Human Livelihoods. In: A. Fuentes (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Primatology. Wiley-Blackwell.


B.S. Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation, Canisius College Buffalo (2012)

M.Sc. Oxford Brookes University, Primate Conservation (2016)