Harry Marshall has now left ZSL.
- 2009-2013: PhD Student, Institute of Zoology and Imperial College London.
- 2008: Field Team Leader, Tsaobis Baboon Project.
- 2006: Volunteer Field Assistant, Tsaobis Baboon Project.
- 2006-2007: Research Assistant, Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London.
- 2004-2008: BSc Biology with a Year in Research, Imperial College London.
Broadly, I am interested in the causes and consequences of social behaviour. These interests include: how the costs and benefits of sociality vary between individuals, how this variation allows sociality to persist and how variation in these costs and benefits with changes in the environments have consequences on individual fitness and social species’ persistence.
My current research is investigating (1) how social foraging behaviour varies with the environment, (2) what the emergent consequences of this are on individuals’ time and space use and, (3) how these differences in time and space use influence individuals’ social networks, ranging behaviour and fitness. To answer these questions I am analyzing behavioural data collected from the chacma baboon (Papio ursinus) population at the Tsaobis Baboon Project, Namibia and using the results of this analysis to build an individual-based model of social foraging. I plan to use this model to explore how changes in social foraging behavior with varying environmental conditions has emergent consequences on other aspects of social species’ behaviour.
Marshall, H.H., Carter, A.J., Rowcliffe, J.M. and Cowlishaw, G. (In press). Linking social foraging behaviour with individual time budgets and emergent group-level phenomena, Animal Behaviour.
Marshall, H.H., Carter, A.J., Coulson, T., Rowcliffe, J.M. and Cowlishaw, G. (2012) Exploring foraging decisions in a social primate using discrete-choice models. The American Naturalist, 180, 481-495.
Carter, A.J., Marshall, H.H., Heinsohn, R. and Cowlishaw, G. (2012) How not to measure boldness: novel object and antipredator responses are not the same in wild baboons. Animal Behaviour, 84, 603-609.
Carter, A.J., Marshall, H.H., Heinsohn, R. and Cowlishaw, G. (2012). Evaluating animal personalities: do observer assessments and experimental tests measure the same thing? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology, 66, 153-160.
Huchard, E., Raymond, M., Benavides, J., Marshall, H., Knapp, L.A. and Cowlishaw, G. (2010). A female signal reflects MHC genotype in a social primate. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 10, 96.
My PhD is funded by NERC
with ZSL as a CASE partner.