Shawn Lehman

Photo of Prof. Shawn LehmanShawn Lehman, Ph.D. (Washington University, St. Louis, 1999)
Associate Professor, St. George Campus
(416) 978-4003
shawn.lehman@utoronto.ca
Office: AP 404A
Lab: AP 404

Research Keywords: Primate evolutionary ecology, Landscape ecology of lemurs and trees, Conservation biogeography of primates.

Research Region: Madagascar, Guyana

Website: http://anthropology.utoronto.ca/Faculty/Lehman/index.html

Research Bio

Riparian forest, Madagascar
Riparian forest along banks of Lac Ravalobe in Ankarafantsika National Park, Madagascar

The longitudinal research objective that my students and I pursue is to integrate evolutionary ecology and conservation biogeography to model primate responses to anthropogenic disturbances. The specific aim of our research program is to determine how forest loss, forest fragmentation, and forest edges influence lemur ecology in Madagascar. Most of our research takes place in tropical dry forests in and around Ankarafantsika National Park, in NW Madagascar.

Recent Publications

2016 (in press)  Lehman, S.M., U. Radespiel, and E. Zimmermann (editors).  Dwarf and Mouse Lemurs of Madagascar: Biology, Behavior, and Conservation Biogeography of the Cheirogaleidae.  Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.

2015. Lehman, S.M. Introduction to Evolutionary Anthropology, 2nd ed. New York: Pearson Custom Publishing.

2013 Lehman S.M.  Effects of altitude on the conservation biogeography of lemurs in south east Madagascar.  In S. Gursky, A. Krzton, and N. Grows (Eds) High Altitude Primates, pp. 3-22. New York: Springer Press, Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects Vol. 44.

Photo of Coquerel’s sifaka in tree at Ampijoroa field station in Madagascar. Photo courtesy of Prof. Shawn Lehman
Coquerel’s sifaka in tree at Ampijoroa field station in Madagascar. Photo courtesy of Prof. Shawn Lehman

2013 Lehman S.M., J.-C. Vie, M.A. Norconk, B. Urbani, N. Ceballos-Mago, and C. Portillo. The Guyana Shield: Venezuela and the Guyanas. In A.A. Barnett, L.M. Veiga, S.F. Ferrari, and M.A. Norconk (Eds) Evolutionary Biology and Conservation of Titis, Sakis and Uacaris, pp 311-319. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

2013 Lehman, S.M. Evolutionary ecology of the Pitheciinae: Evidence for energetic equivalence or phylogenetically structured environmental variation? In A.A. Barnett, L.M. Veiga, S.F. Ferrari, and M.A. Norconk (Eds) Evolutionary Biology and Conservation of Titis, Sakis and Uacaris, pp. 106-113. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Introduction to Evolutionary Anthropology by Shawn Lehman
Introduction to Evolutionary Anthropology by Shawn Lehman

2012 Barnett, A.A., S. Boyle, M. Norconk, S. Palminteri, R. Santos, L. Veiga, T. Alvim, M. Bowler, J. Chism, A. di Fiore, E. Fernandez-Duque, A.C.P. Guimaraes, A. Harrison-Levine, T. Haugaasen, S. M. Lehman, K. Mackinnon, F. de Melo, L. Moreira, V. Moura, C. Phillips, L. Pinto, M. Port-Carvalho, E. Setz, C. Shaffer, L. Rodrigues da Silva, S. da Silva, R. Soares, C. Thompson, T. Vieira, A. Vreedzaam, S. Walker-Pacheco, W. Spironello, A. Maclarnon, and S. Ferrari. Terrestriality in Pitheciines: Is ground-use an unexplored niche for platyrrhines? American Journal of Primatology 74(12):1106-1127.

2012 Crowley, B.E., K.M. McGoogan, and S.M. Lehman. Edge effects on foliar stable isotope values in a Madagascan tropical dry forest. PLoS One 7(9):e44538.

2012 Kamilar, J.M., K.M. Muldoon, S.M. Lehman, and J.P. Herrera. Testing Bergmann’s Rule and the resource seasonality hypothesis in Malagasy primates using GIS-based climate data. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 147(3):401-408.

2010  Lehman, S.M. Introduction to Evolutionary Anthropology. (Pearson, Canada, Toronto).

Graduate Students

Photo of Abigail Ross
Abigail Ross
Keren Klass
Keren Klass
Malcolm Ramsay
Malcolm Ramsay