Lecturer
Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Psychology 235

Research

My research interests lie at the interface between animal cognition and spatial ecology, particularly regarding how animals conceptualize the space through which they move and how they remember and return to important locations in their environment. I am interested in how landscape variables influence animal movement choices as well as how these variables shape the content of animal spatial memory. Additionally, I am interested in the spatial decisions of humans in situations of environmental change, for example in climate-change-induced migration and evacuation scenarios. I use a variety of observational, experimental, and simulation methods in my work, including GIS, spatial modeling, and remote sensing.

 

Publications

Howard, A., Mundry, R. (in press). Processing Geospatial Data in R: A Primer. Spatial Analysis in Field Primatology

Howard, A., (in press). Image Processing and Analysis Methods: Species Distribution Modeling and Remote Sensing. Manual of Remote Sensing, 4th edition. 

Burnside, W. R., Randell, R., Beckman, N. G., Zambrano, J., Howard, A., (2016). RE: A socioenvironmental perspective on international migration. eLetter: Science

Fagan, W. F., Gurarie, E., Bewick, S., Howard, A. M., Cantrell, R. S., & Cosner, C. (2017). Perceptual Ranges, Information Gathering, and Foraging Success in Dynamic Landscapes. The American Naturalist, 189: 474-489.

Howard, A. M., Nibbelink, N., Madden, M., Young, L. A., Bernardes, S., & Fragaszy, D. M. (2015). Landscape influences on the natural and artificially manipulated movements of bearded capuchin monkeys. Animal Behaviour, 106: 59-70. 

Howard, A. M., Nibbelink, N., Bernardes, S., Fragaszy, D. M., & Madden, M. (2015). Remote sensing and habitat mapping for bearded capuchin monkeys (Sapajus libidinosus): landscapes for the use of stone tools. Journal of Applied Remote Sensing, 9: 096020.

Howard, A. M., Fragaszy, D. M. (2014). Multi-step Routes of Capuchin Monkeys in a Laser Pointer Traveling Salesman Task. American Journal of Primatology, 76: 828-841.

Howard, A. M., Fragaszy, D. M. (2013). Applying the bicoded spatial model to nonhuman primates in an arboreal multilayer environment. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36: 552-553.

Howard, A. M., Bernardes, S., Nibbelink, N., Biondi, L., Presotto, A., Fragaszy, D.M. & Madden, M. (2012). A Maximum Entropy Model of the Bearded Capuchin Monkey Habitat in Northeastern Brazil Incorporating Topography and a Spectral Unmixing Analysis of Land Cover. ISPRS Annals of Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences, 1-2: 7-11.