Dr Susan M. Cheyne

Susan (22) - Sabangau - Andrew Walmsley - 2012Susan has worked in South East Asia since 1997 and in Indonesia since 2002. She initiated both BNF- OuTrop‘s Gibbon Behaviour Project in 2005 and Felid Project in 2008 in the Sebangau Forest. Susan has carried out long-term gibbon and mammal population monitoring in eight sites across Indonesian Borneo. In addition, she is responsible for coordinating the volunteer programme and developing long-term wildlife monitoring projects for students and volunteers. She is also a scientific advisor to the Kalaweit Gibbon Project, raising awareness of the plight of gibbons and advising on gibbon rehabilitation and reintroduction in Asia. Since 2010, Susan has been an associate lecturer at Oxford Brookes University teaching on the Primate Conservation MSc.

She is a vice-chair of the IUCN Primate Specialist Group Section on Small Apes and a member of the IUCN Cat Specialist Group. Susan is a Fellow of the Zoological Society of London, a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a Fellow of the Linnean Society and a member of the Royal Society of Biologists. Susan’s interests range from primates and felids to population ecology, habitat management and wildlife trade.

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