PATRICIA WRIGHT, Stony Brook University

Primatologist and Distinguished Service Professor of Anthropology, Patricia Wright is the founder of Centre ValBio research station at Ranomafana National Park, where work is done to protect Madagascar’s unique and biologically diverse ecosystems. She has made major contributions in the biology, ecology, conservation, and behavior of living primates, especially the Malagasy lemurs. In 2014 she was awarded the Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation. A member of the American Philosophical Society, she has received a MacArthur fellowship, the Hauptman-Woodward Pioneers of Science Award, and the Distinguished Primatologist Award of the American Society of Primatologists. Her books include Madagascar: Forests of Our Ancestors; High Moon over the Amazon: My Quest to Understand the Monkeys of the Night; and For the Love of Lemurs: My Life in the Wilds of Madagascar. The 3D IMAX film, Island of Lemurs: Madagascar, features her work.


Mon-Tue, Feb. 6-7
    West Virginia U., Morgantown

Mon-Tue, Feb. 20-21
    Luther C., Decorah, IA

Thur-Fri, Feb. 23-24
    Creighton U., Omaha, NE

Mon-Tue, March 6-7
    U. of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

Thur-Fri, March 9-10
    Colorado C., Colorado Springs

Thur-Fri, March 23-24
    C. of New Jersey, Ewing

Mon-Tue, April 3-4
    U. of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Mon-Tue, April 10-11
    U. of North Carolina, Greensboro


Girl Power:  Ladies Lead in the Lemurs of Madagascar

Back from the Brink of Extinction:  Saving Lemurs in Madagascar

"Land of the Lemurs:  Madagascar";  (IMAX film, 39 minutes)

View a complete list of Wright's public lecture topics/classroom discussion subjects.

Love of learning is the guide of life.