Conference Presentations

Friant, S., 2019. Biosocial Dimensions Of Human Contact With Potential Hemorrhagic Fever Virus Reservoirs Through The Bushmeat Trade In Nigeria. Lassa Fever International Conference, Abuja, Nigeria.


Friant, S., Alawa, C.B.I, Goldberg, T.L, Jacka, JK, Ogar, D.A, Rothman, J.M. 2018. Barriers to zoonotic disease prevention in communities that hunt bushmeat in West Africa. 67th American Society and Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.


Friant, S., Alawa, C.B.I, Goldberg, T.L, Jacka, JK, Ogar, D.A, Rothman, J.M. 2018. Planetary Health at the Human-Wildlife Interface: Interactions between nutrition, culture and infectious disease transmission in Nigerian Bushmeat Hunting Communities. Annual Planetary Health Meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland.


Friant, S., Alawa, C.B.I, Goldberg, T.L, Jacka, JK, Ogar, D.A, Rothman, J.M. 2018. Research for Sustainable Development in a Biodiversity Hotspot: Interactions between nutrition, culture and infectious disease transmission in Nigerian Bushmeat Hunting Communities. 14th Annual Conference of the Fulbright Alumni Association of Nigeria, Calabar, Nigeria.


Friant, S., Alawa, C.B.I, Goldberg, T.L, Jacka, JK, Ogar, D.A, Rothman, J.M. Biocultural drivers of bushmeat hunting in Southeast Nigeria: Implications for Nutrition and Infectious Disease Syndemics.

2018 Annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Austin, TX
2018 Global Health Symposium, Madison, WI


Friant, S., Goldberg, T.L. 2016. People, primates, and pathogens: shared infections in changing Environments in Nigeria. Joint meeting of the International Primatological Society and the American Society of Primatologists, Chicago, IL.


Friant, S., Goldberg, T.L. 2015. Sylvatic reservoirs of Paragonimus africanus in Nigeria
and clinical consequences for wild primates. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Philadelphia, PA.


Friant, S., Goldberg, T.L. 2015. Vulnerability to new infections in Nigerian red-capped mangabeys. 84th Annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, St Loius, MO.


Friant, S., Goldberg, T.L. 2015. Vulnerability to zoonotic pathogens in Nigerian primates and people. 9th annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference, Madison, WI


Friant, S., Paige, S.B., Goldberg, T.L. 2014. Risk Factors for Human Exposure to Wildlife Zoonoses in Nigerian Hunting Communities. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, New Orleans, LA.


Friant, S., Goldberg, T.L. 2014. Primate Hunting and Perceptions of Zoonoses in Nigerian Hunting Communities. Annual Meeting of the Midwest Primate Interest Group, Madison, WI.


Friant, S., Goldberg, T.L. 2014. Bushmeat trade in Cross River State, Nigeria: Pathways for zoonotic disease exposure. EcoHealth, Montreal QC.


Friant, S., Goldberg, T.L. 2014. Drivers of bushmeat hunting in Nigeria. 9th annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference, UW – Madison


Friant, S., Goldberg, T.L. The bushmeat trade and zoonotic disease exposure in rural West Africa.
2015 7th Africa’s Changing Face of Development Symposium, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
2014 Global Health Institute, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
2014 School of Veterinary Medicine, Phi Zeta Research Day, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Baker, L. R., Friant, S.C, Tooze, Z. 2008. Reintroduction as a technique to restore ecological communities and improve regional conservation. Reintroduction Congress, Lincoln Park Zoo.


Friant, S.C. and Tooze, Z. 2007. An investigation of gastrointestinal parasites in captive and semi captive cercopithecine primates of Southern Nigeria. International Primate Society Congress, Edinburgh, UK


Friant, S. C and Anderson, A. 2006. Juvenile participation in the duets of Gabriella’s Crested Gibbon (Nomascus gabriellae). The influence of cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) vocalizations on their breeding behavior. Zoological Society of San Diego Summer Fellowship Symposium


Friant, S. C, Campbell, M. C, Snowdon, C. T. 2006. The response of captive born cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) to predator vocalizations. Undergraduate Research Symposium, UW – Madison


Friant, S. C. 2005. White-faced monkey (Cebus capucinus) reliance on tank bromeliads at varying altitudes in Monteverde’s Cloud Forest, Costa Rica. Council of International Education Exchange Student Research Colloquium, Costa Rica


Friant, S. C. and Snowdon, C. T. 2004. The social transmission of stick weaving behavior in cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus). Undergraduate Research Symposium, UW – Madison