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Randall Kyes, Ph.D.

Research Professor; Adj. Research Prof., Global Health; Director, Cnt. of Global Field Study

Degree From: University of Georgia

Interests: Primate Behavior, Conservation Biology, Population Assessment, Human-Wildlife Interface, Disaster Mental Health


Hours By Appointment
Phone (206) 619-5765
Course(s)Psych 494 (IFSP-Indonesia)
Website(s)Center for Global Field Study


Do I accept and train new psychology graduate students in general?
Am I accepting new graduate students in the upcoming year?
I am NOT accepting graduate students in the 2019-2020
Advising Areas:
Animal Behavior
Advising notes:
Due to the recent international travel obligations he is currently not taking additional grad students in the year 2017-2018


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.

Selected Publications

  • 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.

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