Randall Kyes, Ph.D.
Research Professor; Adj. Research Prof., Global Health; Director, Cnt. of Global Field StudyDegree From: University of Georgia
Interests: Primate Behavior, Conservation Biology, Population Assessment, Human-Wildlife Interface, Disaster Mental Health
|Course(s)||Psych 494 (IFSP-Indonesia)|
|Course Website(s)||Center for Global Field Study|
|Do I accept and train new psychology graduate students in general?|
|Am I accepting new graduate students in the upcoming year?|
|I am NOT accepting graduate students in the 2018-2019|
|Due to the recent international travel obligations he is currently not taking additional grad students in the year 2017-2018|
My work involves extensive international collaboration in a number of habitat countries including Bangladesh, China, Dem. Rep. of Congo, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nepal, and Thailand, Our collaborative research focuses on population assessement, habitat analysis, conservation genetics, and pathogen transmission in primates and other megafauna with special emphasis on the human-animal interface.
We also conduct annual field training programs in a number of countries: "Field Course in Conservation Biology & Global Health: At the Human-Environment Interface."
We also maintain strong partnerships with local organizations including the Woodland Park Zoo and the Snow Leopard Trust.
- Kyes RC, Iskandar E, Paputungan U, Onibala J, Laatung S, Huettman F (2013). Long-term population survey of the Sulawesi black macaques (Macaca nigra) at Tangkoko Nature Reserve, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. American Journal of Primatology, 75, 88-94. (2012)
- Kyes RC, Iskandar E, Pamungkus J. (2011). Preliminary survey of the longtailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) on Java, Indonesia: Distribution and human-primate conflict. In M. Gumert, A. Fuentes, L. Jones-Engel (Eds.), Monkeys on the Edge: Ecology and Management of Long-tailed Macaques and their Interface with Humans (pg. 65-69). Cambridge Univ. Press. (2011)
- Frederick C, Kyes RC, Hunt K, Collins D, Durrant B, Wasser S. (2010). Methods of estrus detection and correlates of the reproductive cycle in the sun bear (Helarctos malayanus). Theriogenology, 74, 1121-1135. (2010)
- Perwitasari-Farajallah D, Kyes RC, Iskandar I (2010). Microsatellite DNA polymorphisms for colony management of long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis): A pilot study in the Tinjil Island population. Journal of Biological Diversity (Biodiversitas), 11(2), 55-58. (2010)
- Kyes, RC, Jones-Engel L, Chalise MK, Engel G, Heidrich J, Grant R, Bajimaya SS, McDonough J, Smith DG, Ferguson B. (2006). Genetic Characterization of rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) in Nepal. American Journal of Primatology, 68, 445-455. (2006)
In the News
- 02/23/2018 Randy Kyes was recently featured in myRepublica covering a field course on conservation biology and global health.
- 02/22/2018 Randall Kyes was cited in this Nepal Polity article about declining snow leopard population in Langtang National Park of Nepal
- 01/15/2018 Randy Kyes describes the Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary and Gibbon Wildlife Sanctuary as the best forest for field practices in this Assam Tribune article.
- 09/07/2017 Randy Kyes received the "Kyes Award for Excellence in Educational Outreach" from the American Society of Primatologists - an award named for him as the inaugural recipient.
- 06/20/2017 Randy Kyes celebrates 20th Anniversary of Field Course
- 06/07/2017 Randall Kyes is cited in this Mongabay article on the decline of the macaque population in Indonesia.
- 06/07/2016 In July 2016, Randy Kyes will conduct his 100th field course “Field Course in Conservation Biology & Global Health”.
- 02/08/2016 Randall Kyes: Monkeying Around in Remote Indonesia
- 04/16/2014 Randy Kyes, Research Professor in Psychology, recently hosted an exhibit entitled "Animals and Your Health" at UW's annual science festival "PAWS-on-Science" (April 4th - 6th 2014) held at the Pacific Science Center in Seattle.
- 06/19/2013 Dr. Randall Kyes recently received a Fullbright Specialist Grant.
- 11/14/2012 Randy Kyes’ field work course was mentioned and he was quoted in an article written for The Seven Sisters Post titled Conservationists Bat for Hoolock Gibbin.
- 09/05/2012 Randy Kyes’ recent work on a field course for middle and high school students at the Quileute Tribal School, in La Push, WA, was mentioned in UW Primate Center webpage.
- 06/13/2011 Randall Kyes’ International Field Study Program-Indonesia, will receive funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
- 01/26/2010 Randy Kyes "UW psychologist warns of earthquake's impact."
- 01/19/2010 Randy Kyes was interviewed by KIRO radio in which he compared psychological impacts of the devastation of the Indonesian tsunami and the Haiti earthquake.
- 10/13/2009 Randy Kyes was also featured in the October 8 U Week for his work on establishing the Center for Global Field Study.
- 04/02/2007 Congratulations to Randy Kyes was is president-elect of the American Society of Primatologists
- 03/27/2007 Randy Kyes was president-elect of the American Society of Primatologists and received mention in the recent issue of A&S Perspective.
- 07/19/2006 Congratulations to Randy Kyes who was named President-Elect of the American Society of Primatologists
- 07/25/2005 Randall Kyes's tsunami relief efforts was featured in University Week.
- 02/14/2005 Randall Kyes was interviewed by The Daily for an article on post-tsunami traumas.
- 01/31/2005 Randall Keyes for established the Aceh Student Assistance Fund.
- 09/07/2004 Randy Kyes was awarded the Lawrence Jacobsen Education Development Award for "significant contribution to primate conservation education in Indonesia when he was at the International Primatology Society (IPS) meeting in Italy in late August.