1 Dec 2014

Justin O'Riain - the clash between humans and animals

From Nine To Noon, 10:07 am on 1 December 2014

Justin O'Riain is a South African Professor of Biology who's an expert on wildlife wars - the clash between human habitats and animals in the wild, and the drivers of the conflict. Based at the University of Cape Town where he is the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Science and Head of the Baboon Research Unit, his research focuses on behavioural ecology and conservation biology. Professor O'Riain is currently focusing on mammalian social systems, using baboons and seals as models for exploring selfish rules within group living mammals. His work covers a range of creatures including baboons, sharks, and lions, about their habitats and their interactions with humans.