NYCEP Alumnus Profile

Sandra Suárez

Assistant Professor Department of Biology Ramapo College of New Jersey


B.S., University of Michigan M.A., New York University M. Phil., New York University Ph.D. 2007, New York University



Tel: (201) 684-7774

Overview of Research

Genetics as a tool for understanding animal behavior, in particular in New World Primates
Animal behavior in general, especially reproductive behavior and mating systems

Population genetics in New World Primates, specifically, gene flow with regard to various behavioral characteristics, such as hybridization and inbreeding avoidance

Neotropical ecology and field methods and the various ways in which primates adapt to their environments, including: feeding ecology, polyspecific associations, and competition

Sustainable development, land-use planning and conservation. I am particularly interested and concerned with how developing countries will manage to maintain their natural areas while competing in a global economy, fighting poverty, and managing their own political instability and corruption


S.S. Suárez. 2006. Diagnóstico de Fauna. In E. Chávez de los Ríos, et. al. 'Mancomunidad Amazónica Unión Amazónica Filadelfia-Bolpebra': Plan Municipal de Ordenamiento Territorial Mancomunidad Filadelfia - Bolpebra. Landivar S.R.L., Santa Cruz.

A.K. Surridge, S.S. Suárez, H.M. Buchanan-Smith, and N.I. Mundy. 2005. Non-random association of opsin alleles in wild groups of red-bellied tamarins (Saguinus labiatus) and maintenance of the colour vision polymorphism. Biology Letters 1(4): 465-468.

A.K. Surridge, S.S. Suárez, H.M. Buchanan-Smith, A.C. Smith, and N.I. Mundy. 2005. Color vision pigment frequencies in wild tamarins (Saguinus spp.). American Journal of Primatology, 67 (4): 463-470.

S. Suárez y G. Calderón. 2003. Large Mammals. In Rapid Biological Inventories:05 - Bolivia: Pando, Madre de Dios. W.S. Alverson (ed.), Chicago, Illinois: The Field Museum, pg. 39-42.

S. Suárez, G. Calderón, V. Chávez. Mammals. 2003. In Rapid Biological Inventories:06 - Bolivia: Pando, Federico Román. W.S. Alverson, D.K. Moskovitz, I.C. Halm (eds.), Chicago, Illinois: The Field Museum, pg. 49-53.

S. Suárez, A. Hanson, V. Sodaro, S. Dammermann, L. Haggerty. Primates. 2000. In Rapid Biological Inventories:01 - Bolivia: Pando, Río Tahuamanu. W.S. Alverson, D.K. Moskovitz, J.M. Shopland (eds.), Chicago, Illinois: The Field Museum, pg. 40-44.