We, that is me, my students and co-workers, work on a wide range of primatological topics, from predicting and mitigating levels of crop-raiding, modelling distribution ranges and pure ecological studies. My own research is centred largely around Asian taxa (gibbons, langurs, macaques, and slow lorises – see picture on the right showing an infant greater slow loris from Sumatra) but I collaborate with others as to include other taxa and indeed other regions. Primates are not faring all well, with a high proportion of them being globally threatened, and my research aims to be of conservation and management relevance. Most of my PhD students work on primate-related projects.
Thorn J, Smith D, Nijman V, Nekaris KAI. 2009. Ecological niche modelling as a technique for assessing threats and setting conservation priorities for Asian slow lorises (Primates: Nycticebus). Diversity and Distributions 15(3): 289–298
Nijman V, Meijaard E. 2008. Zoogeography of primates in insular Southeast Asia: species-area relationships and the effects of taxonomy. Contributions to Zoology 77: 117-126.
Geissmann T, Nijman V 2006 Calling of wild silvery gibbons (Hylobates moloch) in Java (Indonesia): behavior, phylogeny and conservation. American Journal of Primatology (1): 1-19
Meijaard E, Nijman V 2003. Primate hotspots on Borneo: Predictive value for general biodiversity and the effects of taxonomy. Conservation Biology 17 (3): 725-732.