Colleen Buckley



M.S. Human Paleobiology

Year Entered: Fall 2021

Advisor: Francys Subiaul

I am interested in comparative cognition. I am primarily interested in primates and human children cognitive capabilities, but I ultimately hope to expand my research to include canine cognition. The focus of my undergraduate research was on behavioral flexibility and habit formation in capuchin and squirrel monkeys. My graduate research works to compare sequence learning abilities in children and orangutans.

During undergrad, I performed independent research in the primate labs at Bucknell. This allowed me to work hands on with the capuchins and squirrel monkeys. After graduating, I interned at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo doing behavioral observations for the primate department.

In preparation

Renee C. Russell, Colleen M. Buckley, Carly B. Rovner, Peter G. Judge. Fairly flexible: Brown-tufted capuchins and a squirrel monkey adjust their motor responses in a foraging task. In preparation for submission to PeerJ.

BS in Animal Behavior from Bucknell University, graduated 2019