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Publications

  • Radosevich, Louisa, Karin Enstam Jaffe and Darren Minier. 2016. Changes in social cohesion in a captive group of hamadryas baboons (Papio hamadryas). Presented at Association of Zoos and Aquariums, 7-11 September, in San Diego, CA.

  • Wilson, Penelope J., Karin Enstam Jaffe and Darren Minier. 2016. The use of smart feeders to understand reward predictability and activity levels in captive lemurs and zoo visitor interest. Presented at Association of Zoos and Aquariums, 7-11 September, in San Diego, CA.

  • Williams, Donald R and Karin Enstam Jaffe. 2015. Female-female competition in zoo living mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx): effects of dominance rank and reproductive state. Presented at American Society of Primatologists, June 17-20, in Bend, OR.

  • Jaffe, Karin Enstam, David Carroll, Daniel Cusimano and Jill Andrews. 2014. University/zoo collaborations: Applied ethological research improves the welfare of captive animals and the academic experience for students. Presented at North American Meeting of the International Society for Applied Ethology, May 30-31, in East Lansing, MI.

  • Isbell, L.A. and K.E. Jaffe. 2013. Chlorocebus pygerythrus: vervet monkey. In Mammals of Africa, edited by T.M. Butynski, J.S. Kingdon and J. Kalina. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing.

  • Isbell, L., T. Young, K. Jaffe, A. Carlson and R. Chancellor. 2011. Erratum to. International Journal of Primatology 32: 268-269.

  • Jaffe, K.E. and L.A. Isbell. 2011. The guenons: Polyspecific associations in socioecological perspective. In Primates in Perspective, edited by C.J. Campbell, A. Fuentes, K.C. MacKinnon, S.K. Bearder and R.M. Stumpf. New York: Oxford University Press.

  • Jaffe, K.E. and L.A. Isbell. 2010. Changes in ranging and agonistic behavior of vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops) after predator-induced group fusion. American Journal of Primatology 72: 634-644.

  • Brown, Marcia K and Karin Enstam Jaffe. 2009. Reversal of fortune: A study of dominance hierarchy in a captive troop of mandrills (Mandrillus sphinx). Presented at American Society of Primatologists, 18-21 September, in San Diego, CA.

  • Jaffe, Karin Enstam and Lynne A Isbell. 2009. Observations on a group of wild vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops) after a predator-induced group fusion event in Laikipia, Kenya. Presented at American Society of Primatologists, 18-21 September, in San Diego, CA.

  • Jaffe, K. and L. Isbell. 2009. After the fire: Benefits of reduced ground cover for vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops). American Journal of Primatology 71: 252-260.

  • Isbell, L., T. Young, K. Jaffe, A. Carlson and R. Chancellor. 2009. Demography and Life Histories of Sympatric Patas Monkeys, Erythrocebus patas, and Vervets, Cercopithecus aethiops, in Laikipia, Kenya. International Journal of Primatology 30: 103-124.

  • Meyer, M D, K.E. Jaffe and M. Stoyka. 2008. Burial recovery at the Mendoza Site (CA-MRN-275/302) and the Lost Guy Site (CA-MRN-468), Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, California. Technical Report No. 2008. United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Point Reyes National Seashore, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956, .

  • Parker, Sue Taylor and Karin Enstam Jaffe. 2008. Darwin's Legacy: Scenarios in Human Evolution. New York: AltaMira Press.

  • Jaffe, K.E. and L.A. Isbell. 2007. The guenons (genus Cercopithecus) and their allies: Behavioral ecology of polyspecific associations. In Primates in Perspective, edited by C. Campbell, A. Fuentes, K. MacKinnon, M. Panger and S. Bearder. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

  • Jaffe, K.E. 2007. Effects of habitat structure on perceived risk of predation and anti-predator behavior in vervet (Cercopithecus aethiops) and patas (Erythrocebus patas) monkeys. In Primate Anti-Predator Strategies, edited by S. Gursky and K. Nekaris, 308-338. New York: Springer.

  • Enstam, K. and L. Isbell. 2004. Microhabitat Preference and Vertical Use of Space by Patas Monkeys (Erythrocebus patas) in Relation to Predation Risk and Habitat Structure. Folia Primatologica 75: 70-84.

  • Enstam, K.L. and L.A. Isbell. 2004. Microhabitat preference and vertical use of space by patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas) in relation to predation risk and habitat structure. Folia Primatologica 75: 70-84.

  • Enstam, Karin L and Lynne A Isbell. 2002. Changes in visibility affect ranging behavior and vigilance in vervet monkeys (Cercopithecus aethiops). Presented at American Association of Physical Anthropologists, 10-13 April, in Buffalo, NY.

  • Enstam, K.L. 2002. Behavioral Ecology of Perceived Risk of Predation in Sympatric Patas (Erythrocebus patas) and Vervet (Cercopithecus aethiops) Monkeys in Laikipia, Kenya. PhD diss., UC Davis.

  • Enstam, K.L., L.A. Isbell and T.W. De Maar. 2002. Male demography, female mating behavior, and infanticide in wild patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas). International Journal of Primatology 23: 85-104.

  • Enstam, K.L. and L.A. Isbell. 2002. Comparison of responses to alarm calls by patas (Erythrocebus patas) and vervet (Cercopithecus aethiops) monkeys in relation to habitat structure. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 119: 3-14.

  • Isbell, L.A. and K.L. Enstam. 2002. Predator (in)sensitive foraging in sympatric female vervets (Cercopithecus aethiops) and patas monkeys (Erythrocebus patas): A test of ecological models of group dispersion. In Eat or Be Eaten: Predator Sensitive Foraging Among Primates, edited by L. Miller, 154-168. New York: Cambridge University Press.

  • Jaffe, Karin Enstam. "Applied ethology: Enhancing the lives of captive animals through the scientific study of animal behavior." Lecture. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Science Club, Sonoma State University, April 30, 2015.

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Educational Background

  • 2002 – Ph.D., University of California Davis, Davis, CA (Anthropology)

  • 1997 – MA, University of California Davis, Davis, CA (Anthropology)

  • 1994 – BA, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, CA (Biological Anthropology)

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Grants

  • International Primatological Society Captive Care Grant

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Positions & Honors

  • 2018-Present – Program Coordinator, Liberal Studies-Ukiah Program, Sonoma State University

  • 2016-Present – Program Coordinator, Human Development Program, Sonoma State University

  • 2016 – Educational Experience Enhancement Award, Sonoma State University

  • 2015-Present – Research Affiliate, Oakland Zoo

  • 2015-2016 – President's Excellence in Scholarship Award, Sonoma State University

  • 2013-present – Professor, Department of Anthropology, Sonoma State University

  • 2013-2015 – Department Chair, Departnent of Anthropology, Sonoma State University

  • 2009-2010 – Excellence in Teaching Award, Sonoma State University

  • 2008-2013 – Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology, Sonoma State University

  • 2008-2012 – Department Chair, Department of Anthropology, Sonoma State University

  • 2004-2005 – Educator of the Year Award , Sonoma State University Associated Students

  • 2003-Present – Adjunct Faculty, Department of Biology, Sonoma State University

  • 2002-2008 – Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Sonoma State University

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Collaborators, Advisors & Advisees

  • Cusimano, D – Safari West Wildlife Preserve

  • Isbell, L – UC Davis

  • Minier, D – Oakland Zoo

  • Parker, S – Sonoma State University/California Academy of Sciences Fellow

  • Watters, J – San Francisco Zoo

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