Travis Steffens

I am a Conservation Ecologist that studies lemurs in Madagascar. My broad interests include conservation ecology, biogeography and landscape ecology. My current research is focussed on looking at how primate communities and species respond to habitat fragmentation.


Travis Steffens and his research team

Travis Steffens and his research team


Steffens T.S. and Lehman S.M. (In Prep) Factors determining Microcebus abundance in a fragmented landscape. In Evolutionary Biology and Ecology of the Cheirogaleidae. Cambridge University Press.

Valenta K.,Steffens T.S., and Lehman S.M. (In Prep). The effect of forest loss and fragmentation on seed banks in a tropical dry forest in northwestern Madagascar. 

Steffens T.S. and Lehman S.M. (In Submission). Sigmoidal or Convex? Species-area relationships of lemurs in a fragmented landscape in Madagascar. Journal of Biogeography.

Steffens T.S. and Lehman S.M. (In Submission). Landscape Ecology of Deforestation Processes and Lemur Biogeography in Madagascar In GPS and GIS for Primatologists: A Practical Guide to Spatial Analysis. Cambridge University Press.

Steffens T.S. 2009 Madagascar, Nashwaak Review. 22

Steffens T.S. 2009 When the smoke settles. Nashwaak Review. 22

Steffens T.S. 2007 Determining the habitat features associated with the distribution of the black howler monkey (Alouatta pigra) within Belize, Central America. Masters Thesis in the National Library Congress.

Pavelka M.S.M., McGoogan K.C., Steffens T.S. 2007. Population size and characteristics of Alouatta pigra before and after a major hurricane. International Journal of Primatology, 28, p. 919-929.