Mark Bowler, Ph.D.

Clark Endowed Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr. Mark Bowler serves San Diego Zoo Global as the Clark Endowed Postdoctoral Fellow in Population Sustainability. Mark’s research has a broad base in conservation biology, currently focusing on human impacts on primate populations and distributions in the Amazon region, and on primate ecology and behavior.

Mark’s research projects include camera trapping in rainforest canopies to monitor arboreal wildlife populations, remote audio monitoring, the effects of logging and hunting on wildlife populations, and the social behavior of the red uakari monkey and evolution of its red face. He also works on community conservation projects on the Yavari and Napo Rivers, finding alternative incomes to logging and reducing hunting of vulnerable species.

Mark earned his doctorate through the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology with a focus on the behavioral ecology of the red uakari monkey. Subsequently, he conducted a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, researching self-medication in capuchin monkeys, social learning, and public engagement with science.