Brandon Semel


Research Interests: I am studying critically endangered golden crowned sifakas in Madagascar to investigate how lemur populations might respond to climate change. This species already occurs across a wide range of habitats from dry, deciduous forest to humid rainforest. I’m using population density information, genetic density and connectivity data, and nutritional
intake data across their entire range along with climate models to predict how their abundance and genetic diversity might respond to shifting habitat types. 

Graduate Research Site