NYCEP Alumnus Profile

Amy Schreier

Assistant Professor Department of Biology Regis University (Denver, CO)


B.S. 1998, Cornell University M.A. 2004, Hunter College Ph.D. 2009, City University of New York



Overview of Research

I am interested in the behaviorial ecology and conservation of non-human primates, and I study hamadryas baboons in particular. My research has focused on how the distribution of resources influences hamadryas' unique multi-level social organization as well as their travel patterns. Recent and current projects include investigating: the role of preferred resources on hamadryas baboons' annual diet; how group size influences activity patterns and home range use; the relationship between social cohesion and resource distribution; and how and why daily travel routes vary over the course of the year.


A.L. Schreier & L. Swedell. 2009. The fourth level of social structure in a multi-level society: ecological and social functions of clans in hamadryas baboons. American Journal of Primatology 71: 1-8

L. Swedell & A.L. Schreier. 2009. Male aggression towards females in hamadryas baboons: conditioning, coercion, and control. 244-268.

A.L. Schreier & L. Swedell. 2008. Use of palm trees as a sleeping site by hamadryas baboons (Papio hamadryas hamadryas) in Ethiopia. American Journal of Primatology 70: 107-113.

L. Swedell, G.Hailemeskel, A.Schreier. 2008. Composition and seasonality of diet in wild hamadryas baboons: preliminary findings from Filoha. Folia Primatologica 79: 476-490.