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  • Dr Susan M Cheyne

    PhD

    Teaching Fellow in Biological Anthropology

    Department of Social Sciences

    Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

    Dr Susan Cheyne

    Phone number: 01865483970

    Email: s.cheyne@brookes.ac.uk

    Location: Headington Campus, Gibbs Building

    I am a co-director of the Borneo Nature Foundation (www.borneonaturefoundation.org) and BRINCC (Borneo River Initiative for Nature Conservation and Communities www.brinccborneo.org). I am an Associate Lecturer on the MSc in Primate Conservation since 2010. I have carried out research in South East Asia since 1997 and Indonesia since 2002. I am leading a long-term study of gibbon behaviour, ecology and socio-ecology in peat-swamp forests as well as conducting a detailed study of gibbon population density and distribution across Indonesian Borneo (Hylobates albibarbis, H. muelleri  and H. funereus). I initiated the first long-term, detailed study of felid and large mammal biodiversity and conservation in the area, and across Indonesian Borneo with a focus on the Sunda clouded leopard (Neofelis diardi). I am overseeing the continuation of the first long-term study of red langurs (Presbytis rubicunda) in peat-swamp forest. I work with several IUCN Specialist groups advising on and leading conservation policy and I am the Vice Chair of the IUCN Section on Small Apes http://www.gibbons.asia/. I have also carried out surveys on flying fox hunting and abundance, and is interested in how anthropogenic factors affect biodiversity in peat-swamp forests