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Krista Fish

Krista Fish

Associate Professor

Krista is a biological anthropologist with a research focus on primate ecology and evolution. Her early research took her to the Bocas del Toro archipelago in Panama and to southern Madagascar where she investigated the responses of primates to human disturbances. Currently, Krista is studying the ecology of nocturnal primates. She is interested in understanding how factors such as body size, predator pressure, and light levels shape the lives of nocturnal primates in order to model the nocturnal/diurnal transition that occurred early in primate evolution. 


2017  Fish K. Assessing the role of exotic and ornamental plants in the ecology of gray mouse lemurs  (Microcebus murinus) in southeastern Madagascar. IN Ethnoprimatology: A Practical Guide to Research on the Human-Nonhuman Primate Interface, Dore KM, Riley EP,and Fuentes A, editors. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. P 29 – 42.           

2014   Fish K. Extension of gray-brown mouse lemur (Microcebus griseorufus) activity period in a human disturbed habitat in southwestern Madagascar. Madagascar Conservation and Development 9(2):98 – 101.

2013  Sauther ML, Cuozzo FP, Youssouf IAJ, Fish KD, Lafleur MM, Ravelohasindrazana LAL, Ravoavy JF.  Limestone cliff-face and cave use by wild ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) in southwestern Madagascar. Madagascar Conservation and Development 8(2):73-80. 

2012   Fish K. Notes on bat diversity at Berenty Private Reserve and Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve in southern Madagascar. Madagascar Conservation and Development 7(1): 41-44.

2010  Fish K. Response of two nocturnal lemurs (Microcebus murinus and Lepilemur leucopus) to a potential boiidae (Sanzinia madagascariensis) predator. Lemur News 15: 17-19.

2007   Miller DS, Sauther ML, Hunter-Ishikawa M, Fish K, Culbertson H, Cuozzo FP, Campbell TW, Andrews GA, Chavey PS, Nachreiner R, Rumbeiha W, Stacewicz-Sapuntzakis M, Lappin MR. Biomedical evaluation of free-ranging ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) in three habitats at the Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, Madagascar. Journal of Wildlife Medicine 38 (2): 201-216.

2007   Fish K, Sauther M, Loudon J. Coprophagy by wild ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta) in human- disturbed locations adjacent to the Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, Madagascar. American Journal of Primatology 69: 1-6.  

2006   Loudon JE, Sauther ML, Fish KD, Hunter-Ishikawa M, Ibrahim YJ. One reserve, three primates: applying a holistic approach to understand the interconnections among ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta), Verreaux's sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi), and humans (Homo sapiens) at Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, Madagascar. Ecological and Environmental Anthropology 2(2).

2006   Sauther ML, Fish KD, Cuozzo FP, Miller DS, Hunter-Ishikawa M, and Culbertson H. Patterns of  health, disease, and behavior among wild ring-tailed lemurs Lemur catta: of  Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, Madagascar. IN Ring-tailed Lemur Biology. Jolly A, Koyama N, Rasamimanana H, and Sussman RW, editors. New York: Springer. P. 313-331.


Regular Classes

AN 202 Human Biological Variation

AN 207 Primate Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation

AN 230 Human Evolution

AN 301 Human Osteology

AN 302 Human Ecology and Biology

AN 306 Primatology

AN 331 Evolution, Science, and Society

AN 333 Evolution of Human Life Histories

Krista with a greater galago (bushbaby).
Krista with a greater galago (bushbaby).


    • Ph.D., University of Colorado-Boulder, 2010
    • M.A., University of Colorado-Boulder, 2000
    • B.A., Colorado College, 1997