PhD Student


Photo by Jorge A. Castillo-Castro

Silvy is interested in the behavior, ecology and conservation of Neotropical primates. Before enrolling at UT, she was a field research assistant on the comparative socioecology of monogamy project studying the behavior of wild titi and saki monkeys at the Tiputini Biodiversity Station, Ecuador. Silvy earned her Master’s in primate conservation at Oxford Brookes University, conducting a field study of the population density of the critically endangered San Martin titi monkey (Callicebus oenanthe) in Peru. For her dissertation she is considering studying the characteristics and functions of titi monkey duetting behavior.