My work involves extensive international collaboration in a number of habitat countries including Bangladesh, China, Dem. Rep. of Congo, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nepal, and Thailand, Our collaborative research focuses on population assessement, habitat analysis, conservation genetics, and pathogen transmission in primates and other megafauna with special emphasis on the human-animal interface.
We also conduct annual field training programs in a number of countries: "Field Course in Conservation Biology & Global Health: At the Human-Environment Interface."
We also maintain strong partnerships with local organizations including the Woodland Park Zoo and the Snow Leopard Trust.
- August 24, 2019 View photos from Randall Kyes 2019 fieldwork courses in the UW Southeast Asia Center’s gallery.
- January 15, 2019 Randy Kyes’ 9th annual field course in conservation biology & global health with Gibbon Conservation Centre at Aaranyak, and Assam forest department (India) is featured in The Telegraph
- February 23, 2018 Randy Kyes was recently featured in myRepublica covering a field course on conservation biology and global health.
- February 22, 2018 Randall Kyes was cited in this Nepal Polity article about declining snow leopard population in Langtang National Park of Nepal
- January 15, 2018 Randy Kyes describes the Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary and Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary as the best forest for field practices in this Assam Tribune article.
- September 7, 2017 Randy Kyes received the "Kyes Award for Excellence in Educational Outreach" from the American Society of Primatologists - an award named for him as the inaugural recipient.
- June 20, 2017 Randy Kyes celebrates 20th Anniversary of Field Course
- June 7, 2017 Randall Kyes is cited in this Mongabay article on the decline of the macaque population in Indonesia.
- June 7, 2016 In July 2016, Randy Kyes will conduct his 100th field course "Field Course in Conservation Biology & Global Health".
- February 8, 2016 Randall Kyes: Monkeying Around in Remote Indonesia
- April 16, 2014 Randy Kyes, Research Professor in Psychology, recently hosted an exhibit entitled "Animals and Your Health" at UW's annual science festival "PAWS-on-Science" (April 4th - 6th 2014) held at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle.
- June 19, 2013 Dr. Randall Kyes recently received a Fullbright Specialist Grant.
- November 14, 2012 Randy Kyes’ field work course was mentioned and he was quoted in an article written for The Seven Sisters Post titled Conservationists Bat for Hoolock Gibbin.
- September 5, 2012 Randy Kyes’ recent work on a field course for middle and high school students at the Quileute Tribal School, in La Push, WA, was mentioned in UW Primate Center webpage.
- June 13, 2011 Randall Kyes’ International Field Study Program-Indonesia, will receive funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
- January 26, 2010 Randy Kyes "UW psychologist warns of earthquake's impact."
- January 19, 2010 Randy Kyes was interviewed by KIRO radio in which he compared psychological impacts of the devastation of the Indonesian tsunami and the Haiti earthquake.
- October 13, 2009 Randy Kyes was also featured in the October 8 U Week for his work on establishing the Center for Global Field Study.
- April 2, 2007 Congratulations to Randy Kyes was is president-elect of the American Society of Primatologists
- March 27, 2007 Randy Kyes was president-elect of the American Society of Primatologists and received mention in the recent issue of A&S Perspective.
- July 19, 2006 Congratulations to Randy Kyes who was named President-Elect of the American Society of Primatologists
- July 25, 2005 Randall Kyes's tsunami relief efforts was featured in University Week.
- February 14, 2005 Randall Kyes was interviewed by The Daily for an article on post-tsunami traumas.
- January 31, 2005 Randall Keyes for established the Aceh Student Assistance Fund.
- September 7, 2004 Randy Kyes was awarded the Lawrence Jacobsen Education Development Award for "significant contribution to primate conservation education in Indonesia when he was at the International Primatology Society (IPS) meeting in Italy in late August.
- Kyes RC, Iskandar E, Paputungan U, Onibala J, Laatung S, Huettman F (2013). Long-term population survey of the Sulawesi black macaques (Macaca nigra) at Tangkoko Nature Reserve, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. American Journal of Primatology, 75, 88-94.
- Kyes RC, Iskandar E, Pamungkus J. (2011). Preliminary survey of the longtailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) on Java, Indonesia: Distribution and human-primate conflict. In M. Gumert, A. Fuentes, L. Jones-Engel (Eds.), Monkeys on the Edge: Ecology and Management of Long-tailed Macaques and their Interface with Humans (pg. 65-69). Cambridge Univ. Press.
- Frederick C, Kyes RC, Hunt K, Collins D, Durrant B, Wasser S. (2010). Methods of estrus detection and correlates of the reproductive cycle in the sun bear (Helarctos malayanus). Theriogenology, 74, 1121-1135.
- Perwitasari-Farajallah D, Kyes RC, Iskandar I (2010). Microsatellite DNA polymorphisms for colony management of long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis): A pilot study in the Tinjil Island population. Journal of Biological Diversity (Biodiversitas), 11(2), 55-58.
- Kyes, RC, Jones-Engel L, Chalise MK, Engel G, Heidrich J, Grant R, Bajimaya SS, McDonough J, Smith DG, Ferguson B. (2006). Genetic Characterization of rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) in Nepal. American Journal of Primatology, 68, 445-455.