PhD Candidate


Amely Martins comes to the University of Texas at Austin from Brazil, where she works on primate conservation with the Ministério do Meio Ambiente (Ministry of Environment). She is interested in the conservation genetics of endemic primates from the northern Atlantic Forest of Brazil. For her dissertation research project she is using a genomic approach to evaluate the phylogenetic relationships, phylogeographic history, hybridization, and spatial genetic variation of the blond capuchin monkey (Sapajus flavius). For her Master’s degree, Amely conducted a parentage analysis for a population of titi monkeys from the Tiputini Biodiversity Station in Ecuador as a part of the lab’s long-term work on the comparative socioecology of monogamous platyrrhines.