Katharine Milton

Job title: 
Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Professor Milton received her Ph.D. in anthropology from New York University in 1977 and carried out two years of fieldwork in Panama as a post-doctoral fellow with the Smithsonian Institution. Her research focuses on the dietary ecology and digestive physiology of Primates, both humans and non-human, and has involved her in fieldwork with howler monkeys, woolly spider monkeys and chimpanzees as well as forest-based human societies in both the Brazilian Amazon and Papua New Guinea. She is the author of more than 60 publications and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Research interests: 

Tropical ecology of humans and non-human primates diet parasite-host interactions.