Genevieve Campbell

Senior Associate


    Ph.D., Biology, Max Planck Institute, Germany,M.A., Primatology, University of Calgary, Canada,B.Sc., Biology, Université du Québec à Rimouski, Canada

    Dr Genevieve Campbell is a primatologist by training, with extensive knowledge of African biodiversity and conservation issues. She is supporting the activities of the IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group Section on Great Apes, and its ARRC Task Force. Genevieve started her career searching for and studying the poorly known Red-Bellied Monkey (Cercopithecus erythrogaster erythrogaster) in Benin. Afterwards, she undertook her PhD thesis on the conservation of the Western Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus), including conducting a nationwide chimpanzee survey in Ivory Coast. The results of this survey indicated a 90% decline in the chimpanzee population in Ivory Coast over the last 20 years, mainly due to the conversion of chimpanzee habitat for cocoa plantations. This instigated a desire for promoting better engagement between conservationists and the private sector, and thus Genevieve has spent the last c.10 years engaging with industrial development companies in c.15 countries trying to improve the mitigation of their impacts on biodiversity, with a specific focus on primates. This has led to the avoidance of important primate habitats by companies, and initiated a better collaboration between the private sector and primate conservation initiatives.

    Heinicke, S., Mundry, R., Boesch, C., Amarasekaran, B., Barrie, A., Brncic, T., Brugiere, D., Campbell, G. et al 2019. Advancing conservation planning for western chimpanzees using IUCN SSC A.P.E.S. – the case of a taxon‐specific database. Environmental Research Letters, 1748‐9326/ab1379,Heinicke, S., Mundry, R., Boesch, C., Amarasekaran, B., Barrie, A., Brncic, T., Brugiere, D., Campbell, G. et al 2019. Characteristics of positive deviants in western chimpanzee populations. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 7.,Diarrassouba, A, Gnagbo, A, Kouakou, C., Campbell, G. et al 2019. Differential response of seven duiker species to human activities in Taï National Park, Côte d'Ivoire. African Journal of Ecology: 1– 11.,Rainer, H., White, A. and Lanjouw, A., (eds.), 2018. State of the Apes: infrastructure development and ape conservation. State of the Apes III. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, pp. 106-135. (G. Campbell is a contributor to Chapter 4).,Strindberg, S., Maisels, F., Williamson, E.A., Blake, S., Stokes, E.J., Aba’a, R. Abitsi, G., Agbor, A., Campbell, G. et al., 2018. Guns, germs, and trees determine density and distribution of gorillas and chimpanzees in Western Equatorial Africa. Science Advances: EAAR2964,Kablan, Y., Diarrassouba, A., Mundry, R., Campbell, G., Normand, E., Kühl, H. and C. Boesch, 2017. Effects of anti-poaching patrols on the distribution of large mammals in Taï National Park, Côte d'Ivoire. Oryx, 1-10.,Kühl, H.S., Sop, T., Williamson, E.A., Campbell, G. et al., 2017. The Critically Endangered western chimpanzee declines by 80%. American Journal of Primatology 79: 10.1002/ajp.22681,Campbell, G., 2017. Refugia. The International Encyclopedia of Primatology published by Wiley-Blackwell.,Campbell, G., Head, J., Junker, J. and A.K.I. Nekaris, 2016. Primate Abundance and Distribution: Background Concepts and Methods. Book chapter in An Introduction to Primate Conservation (Wich, S.A. and A.J. Marshall, eds). Oxford University Press.,Hicks, T.C., Tranquilli, S., Kuehl, H., Campbell, G. et al., 2014. Absence of evidence is not evidence of absence: Discovery of a large, continuous population of Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii in the Central Uele region of northern DRC. Biological Conservation 171: 107-113.,Murai, M., Ruffler, H., Berlemont, A., Campbell, G. et al., 2013. Priority areas for large mammal conservation in Equatorial Guinea. PLoS One 8(9): e75024.,Campbell, G., Junker, J., Boesch, C. and H. Kuehl, 2012. Global A.P.E.S. status report. A report with information from the A.P.E.S. Project. Internal report compiled on request of the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP).,Junker, J., Blake, S., Boesch, C., Campbell, G., et al., 2012. Recent decline in suitable environmental conditions for African great apes. Diversity and Distributions 18:1077-1091.,Campbell, G., Kuehl, H., Diarrassouba, A., N’Goran, P. and C. Boesch, 2011. Long-term research sites as potential refugia for threatened and over-harvested species. Biology Letters 7:723-726.,Campbell, G., Kuehl, H., N’Goran, P. and C. Boesch, 2008. Alarming decline of the West African chimpanzee in Côte d’Ivoire. Current Biology 18(19): R903-904.,Radley, P.M. and G. Campbell, 2008. Birds of Fazao-Malfakassa National Park, including the first record for Togo of Whitebrowed Forest Flycatcher (Fraseria cinerascens). Bulletin of the African Bird Club, 15(2): 203-213.,Campbell, G., Teichroeb, J. and J.D. Paterson, 2008. Distribution of diurnal primate species in Togo and Bénin. Folia Primatologica 79:15-30.