Today is This is Serious Monkey Business’ first blogniversary! I don’t have a whole lot to offer right now, but a blog post should be on its way and is a little delayed as school is in the full swing of things. However, I offer these links to look at a few past articles that I’m particularly proud of and don’t mind showing off.
In the past year, these are some of the more popular articles from Serious Monkey Business:
“Bad-sad-bad” and other responses to death. This is the most popular article thus far! In this, I wrote about the ways in which primates respond to death and looking at primate thanatology. It also won Editor’s Selection status at ResearchBlogging.org!
While “Bad-sad-bad” was the most popular, my favorite one I’ve written at this point was Primate vaccines: help you to help me? as it was able to combine two of my loves: primatology and medical anthropology. Plus, who doesn’t like learning about Ebola? Likewise, it also won Editor’s Selection status at ResearchBlogging.org.
In addition, I visited the ideas of feminist primatology a few times. It’s something I’m pretty passionate about and I was so happy to receive the support I did from some of the more famous bloggers out there. Both Feminism and Primatology: A Female Primate’s Work is Never Done and Raison d’etre of the female undergraduate primatology blogger are two articles of which I am rather fond.
As events in the Deepwater Horizon and BP Spill were underway last year, I examined another, much less famous oil spill that has been occurring for a rather long time now. Yet, it receives barely any attention! “Oil, Blood and Fire.” examines both human and non-human primates in this and the effects on both from the spill in Nigeria.
If you haven’t been able to tell by now, macaques are one of my favorite primates. As such, I did what I think is a pretty nice article on how they are affected by climate change and some things about them you may not have known in Macaques: the plastic kings in response to climate change.
If there’s anything you’d like to see in future articles or anything you’d like explained, by all means! Don’t be afraid to ask. In future articles, I will be potentially examining why the hymen may have evolved, malaria via primates on public health, and other things that might pop up in the news.