Date of Award

Fall 1-3-2019

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Andrea Baden

Second Advisor

Carlo Pacioni

Academic Program Adviser

Leo Coleman


Due to heavy fragmentation of their remaining range, the Critically Endangered black-and-white ruffed lemur (Varecia variegata) is facing catastrophic population declines. Skyline analyses at Ranomafana National Park show the ruffed lemur effective population size declining by 84% starting around 1,500 years ago.



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