About the speaker:
Dr Susan Cheyne is co-director of Borneo Nature Foundation International, Vice Chair of the IUCN SSC Primate Specialist Group Section on Small Apes and a Teaching Fellow on the MSc in Primate Conservation and in Biological Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University.
She has carried out research in South East Asia since 1997 and in Indonesia since 2002, and leads a long-term study of gibbon behaviour, ecology, and socio-ecology in peat-swamp forests, as well as conducting a detailed studied of gibbon population density and distribution across Indonesian Borneo (Hylobates alibarbis, H. muelleri, and H. funereus).
Dr Cheyne initiated the first long-term, detailed study of field and large mammal biodiversity and conservation in Indonesian Borneo with a focus on the Sundra clouded leopard (Neofelis diardi). She is also overseeing the continuation of the first long-term study of red langurs (Presbytis rubicunda) in peat-swamp forest and is interested in how anthropogenic factors affect the biodiversity of these forests.