Peter Fashing

Contact Information

Office: McCarthy Hall 422A
Phone: 657-278-3977
Email: pfashing@fullerton.edu
gelada project website
my website

Peter J. Fashing

Professor

 

Degrees

PhD, Anthropology, Columbia University

BA/BS, Anthropology & Biology, The College of William & Mary

Recent Courses

Introduction to Biological Anthropology (ANTH 101), Primate Behavior (ANTH 301), Primate Conservation (ANTH 454), Advanced Primate Behavior (ANTH 457), Environmental Issues & Approaches (ENST 500)

Publications

  1. Mekonnen, A., Fashing, P.J., Bekele, A., Hernandez-Aguilar, R.A., Rueness, E.K., and Stenseth, N.C. (in press). Impacts of habitat loss and fragmentation on the feeding ecology of Bale monkeys (Chlorocebus djamdjamensis) in the southern Ethiopian Highlands. BMC Ecology
  2. Abu, K., Mekonnen, A., Bekele, A., and Fashing, P.J. (2017). Diet and activity patterns of Arsi geladas in low-elevation disturbed habitat south of the Rift Valley at Indetu, Ethiopia. Primates DOI: 10.1007/s10329-017-0640-9
  3. Nguyen, N., Lee, L.M., Fashing, P.J., Nurmi, N.O., Stewart, K.M., Turner, T.J., Barry, T.S., Callingham, K.R., Goodale, C.B., Kellogg, B.S., Burke, R.J., Bechtold, E.K., Claase, M.J., Eriksen, G.A., Jones, S.C.Z., Kerby, J.T., Kraus, J.B., Miller, C.M., Trew, T.H., Zhao, Y., Beierschmitt, E.C., Ramsay, M.S., Reynolds, J.D., and Venkataraman, V.V. (2017). Comparative primate obstetrics: Observations of 15 diurnal births in wild gelada monkeys (Theropithecus gelada) and their implications for understanding human and nonhuman primate birth evolution. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 163: 14-29.
  4. Mekonnen, A., Fashing, P.J., Bekele, A., Hernandez-Aguilar, R.A., Rueness, E.K., Nguyen, N., and Stenseth, N.C. (2017). Impacts of habitat loss and fragmentation on the activity budget, ranging ecology and habitat use of Bale monkeys (Chlorocebus djamdjamensis) in the southern Ethiopian Highlands.  American Journal of Primatology DOI: 10.1002/ajp.22644.
  5. Fashing, P.J. (2016). Colobus angolensis. In: N. Rowe and M. Myers (eds.). All the World’s Primates . East Hampton, NY: Pogonias Press, pp. 522-523.
  6. Fashing, P.J. (2016). Colobus guereza. In: N. Rowe and M. Myers (eds.). All the World’s Primates . East Hampton, NY: Pogonias Press, pp. 524-526.
  7. Fashing, P.J. and Nguyen, N. (2016). Theropithecus gelada. In: N. Rowe (ed.). All the World’s Primates . East Hampton, NY: Pogonias Press, pp. 447-449.
  8. Fashing, N.J., Ueckermann, E.A., Fashing, P.J., Nguyen, N., Back, A.M., and Allison, L.A. (2016). Bryobia abyssiniae (Prostigmata: Tetranychidae), a new species from the highlands of Ethiopia. International Journal of Acarology 42:366-376.
  9. Shapiro, A.E., Venkataraman, V.V., Nguyen, N., and Fashing, P.J. (2016). Dietary ecology of fossil Theropithecus: Inferences from dental microwear textures of extant geladas from ecologically diverse sites. Journal of Human Evolution 99:1-9.
  10. Nguyen, N., Fashing, P.J., Boyd, D.A., Barry, T.S., Burke, R.J., Goodale, C.B., Jones, S.C.Z., Kerby, J.T., Kellogg, B.S., Lee, L.M., Miller, C.M., Nurmi, N.O., Ramsay, M.S., Reynolds, J.D., Stewart, K.M., Turner, T.J., Venkataraman, V.V., Knauf, Y., Roos, C. & Knauf, S. (2015). Fitness impacts of tapeworm parasitism on wild gelada monkeys at Guassa, Ethiopia. American Journal of Primatology 77:579-594.
  11. Venkataraman, V.V., Kerby, J.T., Nguyen, N., Ashenafi, Z.T. & Fashing, P.J. (2015). Solitary Ethiopian wolves increase predation success on rodents when among grazing gelada monkey herds. Journal of Mammalogy 96: 129-137.
  12. Fashing, P.J., Nguyen, N., Venkataraman, V.V., and Kerby, J.T. (2014). Gelada feeding ecology in an intact ecosystem at Guassa, Ethiopia: Variability over time and implications for theropith and hominin dietary evolution. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 155:1-16.
  13. Venkataraman, V.V., Glowacka, H., Fritz, J., Clauss, M., Seyoum, C., Nguyen, N., and Fashing, P.J. (2014). Effects of dietary fracture toughness and dental wear on chewing efficiency in geladas (Theropithecus gelada). American Journal of Physical Anthropology 155:17-32.
  14. Fashing, P.J. and Oates, J.F. (2013). Colobus guereza. IN J. Kingdon, D. Happold, and T. Butynski (eds.). Mammals of Africa . London: Bloomsbury Press, pp. 111-119.
  15. Tesfaye, D., Fashing, P.J., Bekele, A., Mekonnen, A., and Atickem, A. (2013). Ecological flexibility in Boutourlini's blue monkey (Cercopithecus mitis boutourlini) in Jibat Forest, Ethiopia: A comparison of habitat use, ranging behavior, and diet in intact and fragmented forest. International Journal of Primatology 34: 615-640.
  16. Fashing, P.J., Nguyen, N., Luteshi, P., Opondo, W., Cash, J.F., and Cords, M. (2012). Evaluating the suitability of planted forests for African forest monkeys: A case study from Kakamega Forest, Kenya. American Journal of Primatology 74: 77-90.
  17. Laurance, W.F. et al. (many authors including Fashing, P.J.). (2012). Averting biodiversity collapse in tropical forest protected areas. Nature 489:290-294.
  18. Mekonnen, A., Bekele, A., Fashing, P.J., Lernould, J.M., Atickem, A., and Stenseth, N.C. (2012). Newly discovered Bale monkey populations in forest fragments in southern Ethiopia: Evidence of crop raiding, hybridization with grivets, and other conservation threats. American Journal of Primatology 74: 423-432.
  19. Fashing, P.J. (2011). African colobine monkeys: Their behavior, ecology, and conservation. IN C. Campbell, A. Fuentes, K. MacKinnon, S. Bearder, and R. Stumpf (eds.). Primates in perspective . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, pp. 203-229.
  20. Fashing, P.J. and Nguyen, N. (2011). Behavior towards the dying, diseased, and disabled among animals and its relevance to paleopathology. International Journal of Paleopathology 1: 127-128.
  21. Fashing, P.J., Nguyen, N., Barry, T.S., Burke, R.J., Goodale, C.B., Jones, S.C.Z., Kerby, J.T., Lee, L.M., Nurmi, N.O., and Venkataraman, V.V. (2011). Death among geladas (Theropithecus gelada): A broader perspective on mummified infants and primate thanatology. American Journal of Primatology 73: 405-409.
  22. Fashing, P.J., Nguyen, N., and Fashing, N.J. (2010). Behavior of geladas and other endemic wildlife during a desert locust outbreak at Guassa, Ethiopia: Ecological and conservation implications. Primates 51: 193-197.
  23. Mekonnen, A., Bekele, A., Fashing, P.J., Hemson, G., and Atickem, A. (2010). Diet, activity patterns, and ranging ecology of the Bale monkey (Chlorocebus djamdjamensis) in Odobullu Forest, Ethiopia. International Journal of Primatology 31: 339-362.
  24. Fashing, P.J. (2007). African colobine monkeys: Patterns of between-group interaction. IN C. Campbell, A. Fuentes, K. MacKinnon, M. Panger, and S. Bearder (eds.). Primates in perspective . Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1st edition, pp. 201-224.
  25. Fashing, P.J. (2007). Behavior, ecology, and conservation of colobine monkeys: An introduction. International Journal of Primatology 28: 507-511.
  26. Fashing, P.J., Dierenfeld, E.S., and Mowry, C.B. (2007). Influence of plant and soil chemistry on food selection, ranging patterns, and biomass of Colobus guereza in Kakamega Forest, Kenya. International Journal of Primatology 28: 673-703.
  27. Fashing, P.J., Mulindahabi, F., Gakima, J.-B., Masozera, M., Mununura, I., Plumptre, A.J., and Nguyen, N. (2007). Activity and ranging patterns of Angolan colobus (Colobus angolensis ruwenzorii) in Nyungwe Forest, Rwanda: Possible costs of large group size. International Journal of Primatology 28: 529-550.
  28. Harris, T.R., Fitch, W.T., Goldstein, L.M., and Fashing, P.J. (2006). Black and white colobus monkey (Colobus guereza) roars as a source of both honest and exaggerated information about body mass. Ethology 112: 911-920.
  29. Fashing, P.J. (2004). Mortality trends in the African cherry (Prunus africana) and the implications for colobus monkeys (Colobus guereza) in Kakamega Forest, Kenya. Biological Conservation 120: 449-459.
  30. Fashing, P.J., Forrestel, A., Scully, C., and Cords, M. (2004). Long-term tree population dynamics and their implications for the conservation of the Kakamega Forest, Kenya. Biodiversity and Conservation 13: 753-771.
  31. Fashing, P.J. and Gathua, J.M. (2004). Spatial variation in the structure and composition of an East African rain forest. African Journal of Ecology 42: 189-197.
  32. Fashing, P.J. (2002). Population status of black and white colobus monkeys in the Kakamega Forest, Kenya: Are they really on the decline? African Zoology 37: 119-126.
  33. Fashing, P.J. (2001). Activity and ranging patterns of guerezas in the Kakamega Forest: Intergroup variation and implications for intragroup feeding competition. International Journal of Primatology 22: 549-577.
  34. Fashing, P.J. (2001). Feeding ecology of guerezas in the Kakamega Forest: The importance of Moraceae fruit in their diet. International Journal of Primatology 22: 579-609.
  35. Fashing, P.J. (2001). Male and female strategies during intergroup encounters in guerezas (Colobus guereza): Evidence for resource defense mediated through males and a comparison with other primates. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 50: 219-230.
  36. Fashing, P.J. and Cords, M. (2000). Diurnal primate densities and biomass in the Kakamega Forest: An evaluation of census methods and a comparison with other forests. American Journal of Primatology 50: 139-152.
  37. Sterling, E. J., Nguyen, N., and Fashing, P.J. (2000). Spatial patterning in nocturnal prosimians: A review of methods and relevance to studies of sociality. American Journal of Primatology 51: 3-19.