Leanne Nash

Biography

Leanne T. Nash has an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of California, Davis, and master's and doctoral degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests are in primate social behavior and ecology. She has worked on various species of galagos in South Africa and in East Africa and on Lepilemur in southwest Madagascar. She has also worked on Galago senegalensis in captivity in a colony that was formerly housed at ASU and maintains a continuing research affiliation for work on captive chimpanzees with the Primate Foundation of Arizona.

Nash's topical areas of focus include the relationship of ecological variables to social differences among nocturnal prosimians, the role of gum as a dietary staple in some galagos and other primates and the social development of immatures. The work on captive animals has focused on sex differences in the behavior of immatures and the nature and stability of individual differences (temperament).

Nash taught both undergraduate and graduate courses. Undergraduate courses include Primatology and Primate Behavior Laboratory, as well as the introductory course in physical anthropology, Bones, Stones and Human Evolution. Graduate courses include Primatology and topical seminars. She served on or chairs several committees of graduate students.

Nash has also been active in service to national organizations. In particular, she chaired a group that hosted an extremely successful annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in Tempe in 2003. That year, she was elected to a three-year term on the AAPA Executive Board.  In 2008, Nash was honored with the annual "Distinguished Primatologist" award from the American Society of Primatologists.

Education

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Publications

  • Kessler, S. E. and Nash, L. T. Grandmothering in Galago senegalensis braccatus. African Primates (2010).
  • Burrows, A.M and Nash, L.T. The Evolution of Exudativory in Primates. (2010).
  • Burrows, A.M and Nash, L.T. Searching for dental signals of exudativory in Galagos. The Evolution of Exudativory in Primates (2010).
  • Nash, L.T. and Burrows, A.M. Introduction: Advances and Remaining Sticky Issues in the Understanding of Exudativory in Primates. The Evolution of Exudativory in Primates (2010).
  • Williams, R.C, Nash, L.T., Scarry, C., Videan, E., Fritz, J. Factors Affecting Wounding Aggression in a Colony of Captive Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Zoo Biology (2009).
  • A Burrows, Leanne Nash. Introduction - Lorisoid Evolution Morphology and Behavior. American Journal of Primatology (2007).
  • M Schaefer, Leanne Nash. Limb Growth in Captive Galago Senegalensis: Getting In Shape to Be an Adult. American Journal of Primatology (2007).
  • . . Review of: Book review: New publications (joint review of Lemurs, Ecology and Adaptation edited by and Ringtailed Lemur Biology: Lemur catta in Madagascar (2007).
  • . . Review of: The Spectral Tarsier (2007).
  • Nash, L.T. Illuminating antipredator efforts of nocturnal and cathemeral primates: Moonlight effects on behavior, with special attention to Lepilemur leucopus. Primate Anti-predator Strategies (2007).
  • . Lorisoid Evolution Morphology and Behavior. (2007).
  • J Kamilar, Leanne Nash. Primates in the Great Northwest. Evolutionary Anthropology (2006).
  • T. Olson, Leanne Nash. Galago (Galagonidae) Body Measurements and Museum Collections Data, African Primates. Journal of the Africa Section of the IUCN/SSP Primate Specialist Group (2006).
  • Linda Wolfe, Leanne Nash. Ethical Currents Column: Ethical Issues in Primatology. Anthropology News (Newsletter of the American Anthropological Association) (2005).
  • M Schaefer, Leanne Nash. Cage Enrichment for Galagos - A Cautionary Tale. Laboratory Primate Newsletter (2003).
  • T Olson, Leanne Nash. Galago (Galagonidae) Body Measurements and Museum Collections Data. African Primates (Newsletter of the IUCN/SSP Primate Specialist Group, Africa) (2002).

Research Activity

  • Nash,Leanne Taylor*. Doctoral Dissertation Improvement: Nature and Nurture – understanding the hormonal and social bases for the development of sex differences in. NSF-SBE(4/1/2011 - 6/30/2012).
  • Nash,Leanne Taylor*. Doctoral Dissertation Improvement: Modeling the origins of primate sociality: Do mouse lemurs recognize kin through vocalization?. NSF-SBE(2/1/2010 - 2/28/2012).
  • Nash,Leanne Taylor*. Doctoral Dissertation Improvement: Development of sex differences in ring-tailed lemur feeding ecology: Effects of social and environmental stressors. NSF-SES(4/1/2009 - 3/31/2011).
  • Nash,Leanne Taylor*. Social Influences on Sex-Typical Social Development in Two Lemur Species. LBS LEAKEY FDN(6/1/2008 - 9/30/2009).
  • Nash,Leanne Taylor*. Socioecological Influences on the Development of Sex Differences in the Feeding Ecology of Ringtailed Lemurs (Lemur catta). PRIMATE CONSERVATION(5/15/2007 - 5/14/2008).
  • Nash,Leanne Taylor*. Doctoral Dissertation Improvement: Predator-Prey Interactions Between Leopards (Panthera pardus) & Chacma Baboons (Papio hamadryas ursinus) in S.Afric. NSF-SBE(5/1/2006 - 4/30/2008).
  • Nash,Leanne Taylor*. Predator-Prey Interactions Between Leopards and Chacma Baboons in Namibia. LBS LEAKEY FDN(5/15/2005 - 8/31/2006).
  • Nash,Leanne Taylor*. FELLOWSHIP 2003-2004: KABERI KAR GUPTA. PRIMATE CONSERVATION(5/8/2003 - 6/30/2004).
  • Nash,Leanne Taylor*. ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION OF THE SLENDER LORIS IN KALAKAD-MUNDANTHURAI TIGER RESERVE, INDIA. PRIMATE CONSERVATION(5/10/2002 - 9/30/2003).
  • Nash,Leanne Taylor*. KABERI KAR GUPTA: CONTINUATION OF DEVELOPINNG COUNTRY TRAINING FELLOWSHIP. WENNER-GREN FDN(1/1/1999 - 12/31/1999).
  • Nash,Leanne Taylor*. ECOLOGY & CONSERVATION OF SLENDER LORIS IN KLAKKAD-MUNDANTHURAI TIGER RESERVE, INDIA. CHICAGO ZOO SOC & BROOKFIELD(4/1/1998 - 5/31/2001).
  • Nash,Leanne Taylor*. ECOLOGY & CONSERVATION OF SLENDER LORIS IN KALAKKAD-MUNDANTHURAI TIGER RESERVE SOUTH INDIA. PRIMATE CONSERVATION(2/3/1998 - 6/30/1999).
  • Nash,Leanne Taylor*. KABERI DAR GUPTA: DEVELOPING COUNTRIES TRAINING FELLOWSHIP--CONTINUATION. WENNER-GREN FDN(9/1/1997 - 7/31/1998).
  • Nash,Leanne Taylor*. A CENSUS OF THE NOCTURNAL PRIMATES OF THE KIBALE FOREST. PRIMATE CONSERVATION(6/1/1996 - 12/31/1996).
  • Nash,Leanne Taylor*. DEVELOPING COUNTRIES TRAINING FELLOWSHIP. WENNER-GREN FDN(6/1/1996 - 8/31/1997).
  • Nash,Leanne Taylor*. BEHAVIOR & ECOLOGY OF LEPILEMUR AT BEZA MAHEFALY. NATL GEOGRAPHIC SOC(6/1/1992 - 6/1/1996).
  • Nash,Leanne Taylor*. BEHAVIOR & ECOLOGY OF LEPILEMUR IN S.W. MADAGASCAR. WENNER-GREN FDN(4/30/1992 - 7/31/1993).

Courses

Fall 2013
Course Number Course Title
ASM 792 Research

Presentations

  • Nash, L. T., Kessler, S.E. Alloparental behavior in captive Galago senegalensis. Annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Minneapolis, MN (Apr 2011).
  • Schaefer, M. S., Nash, L. T. Gummivory and the risk aversion hypothesis. Annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Minneapolis, MN (Apr 2011).
  • Schwandt, M.L., Nash, L. T., Marzke, M.W. Growth, behavior, and morphology: lessons from chimpanzees. Annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Minneapolis, MN (Apr 2011).
  • Nash, L.T., Kessler, S.E. Grandmothering in captive Galago senegalensis braccatus  Parenting beyond nursing. XXIIIth Congress of the International Primatological Society, Kyoto, Japan (Sep 2010).
  • S. E. Kessler, M. Scheumann, L. T. Nash, E. Zimmermann. Do mate advertisement calls given by male mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus) contain patrilineal signatures?. Annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Albuquerque, N (Apr 2010).
  • Kessler, S. E., Scheumann, M., Nash, L. T., Zimmermann, E. Do female, captive, gray mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus) use male advertisement calls to recognize male paternal kin?. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Primatologists: San Diego, CA (Sep 2009).
  • Nash, L. T. American Society of Primatologists Distinguished Primatologist Lecture  Moonlit walks: A serendipitous journey from baboons and chimpanzees to nocturnal primates. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Primatologists: San Diego, CA (Sep 2009).
  • Burrows, A.M., Nash, L.T. Galago exudate-acquisition: its not about the toothcomb. Annual Meetings of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Chicago, IL (Apr 2009).
  • Pfister, L.A., Nash, L.T., Rosenberg, M.S., Stone, A.C. Influence of androgen receptor variation in primate and carnivore female social dominance. Annual Meetings of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Chicago, IL (Apr 2009).
  • Nash, Leanne. Gregariousness in the Nocturnal "Solitary" Primates. Readings in Complexity (Nov 2008).
  • Nash, L.T., Burrows, A.M. Primate gummivory  A 20-year perspective. What next?. XXIIth Congress of the International Primatological Society, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (Aug 2008).
  • Burrows, A.M., Nash, L.T. Exudativory in galagos: Maybe its not the toothcomb that counts. XXIIth Congress of the International Primatological Society, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (Aug 2008).
  • Kessler, S.K, Nash, L.T. Grandmothering in captive Galago senegalensis braccatus. XXIIth Congress of the International Primatological Society, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (Aug 2008).
  • Nash, Leanne. Does predator risk influence when and where Lepilemur leucopus gives loud calls and how fast they travel?  Interaction of moon phase and height in canopy. American Association of Physical Anthropologists (Apr 2008).
  • Nash, Leanne. Does predator risk influence when and where Lepilemur leucopus gives loud calls? Interaction of moon phase and height in canopy. Prosimians 2007 (Jul 2007).
  • Kar Gupta, Kaberi, Nash, Leanne. Ecological plasticity in mating tactics: evidence from male slender lorises (Loris tardigradus) in heterogeneous environments. Prosimians 2007 (Jul 2007).
  • Kessler, S., Nash, Leanne, Watson, S., Manning, K., Hanbury, D. Preliminary analyses suggest that acoustic features of captive Garnetts bushbaby (Otolemur garnettii) barks may be distinctive by individual and sex. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Primatologists (Jun 2007).
  • Hill, Angela, Nash, Leanne. Social and hygienic functions of grooming in captive Papio hamadryas. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Primatologists (Jun 2007).
  • Nash, Leanne. Social Variability among Nocturnal Prosimians. Southern California Primate Research Forum (Apr 2007).
  • Nash, Leanne. Effects of moonlight levels on behavior of Lepilemur leucopus at Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, Madagascar  do alternative analyses give the same answer?. American Association of Physical Anthropologists (Mar 2006).

Service

  • American Journal of Physical Anthropology, Associate Editor (2011 - 2015)
  • Rio Verde Community ASU Lecture Series, Invited speaker (2010 - 2010)
  • ASU West/Sun City Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Communities, Lecturer (2007 - 2007)
  • Phoenix Arizona Spirit of the Senses Salons, Invited Speaker (2007 - 2007)