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Gibbon-Related Research Projects

On this page we present a list of gibbon-related publications on gibbons. We invite everybody to contribute and send us a short description of their ongoing projects or recently completed theses.

Last updated: 11 July 2011

Archives of Gibbon-Related Research Projects and Theses

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Ongoing Gibbon Studies

Deeming, Laura: Investigating breeding success and longevity of Javan gibbons (Hylobates moloch) in Indonesian institutions. Master's thesis, University of Plymouth, England. E-mail: laura.deeming [at]

Castle-Smith, Emma: Investigation into acoustic variation in Javan Gibbon (Hylobates moloch) vocalisations. Master's thesis, University of Plymouth, England. E-mail: emma.castle-smith [at]

Mitchell, Katherine: Evaluation of the welfare of the captive population of Hylobates moloch using genetic analysis. Ph.D. thesis, School of Equine and Animal Science, Writtle College, Chelmsford, Essex, U.K. E-mail: 98291095 [at]

Kumar, Awadhesh: Spatial mapping of habitat distribution, assessment of population status and modeling of conservation strategies for eastern hoolock gibbon (Hoolock hoolock leuconedys) in Arunachal Pradesh, Northeast India. E-mail: tpileatus [at]

Kumar, Awadhesh: Assessment of population structure and regeneration pattern of most preferred food plant species of hoolock gibbons in protected and non-protected areas of Northeast India. E-mail: tpileatus [at]

Orkin, Joseph: Landscape genetics of gibbons and leaf monkeys in China. Ph.D. thesis, Department of Anthropology, Washington University in St. Louis, U.S.A. E-mail: josephorkin [at]

Potess, L. Fernando; Momberg, Frank; Grindley, Mark; Geissmann, Thomas: Hoolock Gibbon Status Review project. Myanmar Conservation Program, BANCA, FFI, PRCF, and Yangon University, Myanmar. E-mail: thomas.geissmann [at]

Elder, Alice: Competition among three primate species at Way Canguk, Sumatra, Indonesia. Ph.D. thesis, Stony Brook University, New York. E-mail: aelder [at]

Crowter, Robyn: A study of song complexity in captive yellow-cheeked gibbons (Nomascus gabriellae). Undergraduate degree thesis, University of St. Andrews, Scotland. E-mail: rc39 [at]

Cheyne, Susan M.: Gibbon Behaviour, Feeding Ecology and Sociobiology. The Orangutan Tropical Peatland Project,
CIMTROP, Kampus UNPAR, Tanjung Nyaho, Jalan Yos Sudarso, Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, 73112. Study Site: Sebangau National Park, Central Kalimantan.
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Theses Recently Completed

Smith, J. H. (2011). Reintroducing Javan gibbon (Hylobates moloch): Assessment of behavioral preparedness. Master's thesis, Department of Anthropology, San Diego State University, x+77 pp.

Pirovino, M. (2011). Fecal glucocorticoid measurements and their relation to rearing, behaviour and environmental factors in the European pileated gibbon population (Hylobates pileatus). PhD thesis, Vetsuisse-Fakultät, Universität Zürich, Switzerland, 36 pp.

Wanelik, K. (2011). Note-, phase- and song-specific acoustic variables contributing to the individuality of male duet song in the Bornean southern gibbon (Hylobates albibarbis). BSc thesis, University of Oxford, U.K., 35 pp.

Clarke, E. A. E. (2010). The vocalisations and anti-predatory behaviour of wild white-handed gibbons (Hylobates lar) in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand. Ph.D. thesis, University of St.Andrews, 255 pp. Available from

Jarrett, J. D. (2010). Visitor effects on the social behaviours of captive pileated gibbons (Hylobates pileatus). MSc thesis, Animal Behaviour, University of Exeter, U.K., 32 pp.

Rafacz, M. (2010). Hormonal and behavioral patterns of reproduction and parental care in the Hylobatidae. Ph. D. thesis, Department of Evolutionary Biology, The University of Chicago, Ill., 197 pp.

Saw Ngai Mun, E. (2010). An analysis of the Song-dynasty painting Apes Picking Up Fruits. Essay, The University of Hong Kong, 27 pp.

Yocom, A. M. (2010). Physical and social cognition in the white-handed gibbon (Hylobates lar). Ph.D. thesis, Department of Psychology, Ohio State University, xiii+104 pp.


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