Erik  Ringen

Erik Ringen

Graduate Student Human Ecology Group

extern: Emory University


I graduated from Washington State University Vancouver with a BA in Anthropology and a minor in psychology. Subsequently, I studied tamarin sensory ecology in the Peruvian Amazon with Field Projects International, and then spent a year working at the Human Relations Area Files at Yale University. In my future research, I would like to develop a comparative, methodologically diverse research program to elucidate the natural history of toxin regulation in the primate lineage.

Research interests:

  • Ingestive behavior
  • Cross-cultural and cross-species comparative methods
  • Ontogeny and social learning
  • Plant secondary compounds
  • Evolutionary medicine