Beth A. Kaplin, PhD

Core Faculty and Director of Conservation Biology Concentration
Department of Environmental Studies

Program Director
Center for Tropical Ecology and Conservation


Gross-Camp, N.D., F. Mulindahabi, and B.A. Kaplin. 2009. Comparing the Dispersal of Large-seeded Tree Species by Frugivore Assemblages in Tropical Montane Forest in Africa. Biotropica 41(4): 442;451

Gross-Camp, N.D., M. Masozera, and B.A. Kaplin. 2009. Chimpanzee Seed Dispersal Quantity in a Tropical Montane Forest of Rwanda American Journal of Primatology 71:901;911

Nsabimana, D., L. Klemedtson, B.A. Kaplin, G. Wallin. 2009. Soil CO2 flux in six monospecific forest plantations in Southern Rwanda. Soil Biologhy & Chemistry 41:396;402

Margles, S., R. Peterson, J. Ervin, and B.A. Kaplin. in press. Conservation without Borders: Building Communication and Action across Disciplinary Boundaries for Effective Conservation. Environmental Management

Kaplin, B.A., Munanura, I., J.-B. Baptiste, and M. Masozera. in prep. Regeneration of burned tropical forest: arrival and survival of large seeds. To be submitted to Biotropica.

Kaplin, B.A., N. Gross-Camp, M. Masozera, C. Ewango, A. McNeilage, A.Plumptre, P. Fashing. in prep. Patterns of mammal distribution and and human disturbance in the Nyungwe Forest, Rwanda. To be submitted to Oryx.

in review Kaplin, B.A., M. Shedrack, A. McNeilage, and E. A. Williamson. The potential for tourism to provide incentives for conservation in Eastern African montane biodiversity hotspots. Submitted to: Biological Conservation.

Gross-Camp, N. and B.A. Kaplin. 2005. Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) seed dispersal in an afromontane forest: an examination of microhabitat influences and post-dispersal seed fate. Biotropica 37(4):641-649..

Ormsby, A. and B.A. Kaplin. 2005. A Framework for Understanding Community Resident Perceptions of Masoala National Park, Madagascar. Environmental Conservation 32(2):156-164.

Zjhra, M.L. and B.A. Kaplin. 2004. Reproductive Biology and Genetics of Tropical Trees from a Canopy Perspective. In M.D. Lowman and H.B. Rinker, editors. Forest Canopies, 2nd ed. Academic Press.

Ganas, J, M. M. Robbins, J. B. Nkurunungi, B.A. Kaplin, and A. McNeilage. 2004. Dietary Variability of Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Uganda. International Journal of Primatology 25(5): 1043-1072(30)

Santiago, M.L., F. Bibollet-Ruche, N. Gross-Camp, A.C. Majewski, M. Masozera, I. Munanura, B.A. Kaplin, P.M. Sharp, G.M. Shaw, and B.H. Hahn. 2003. Noninvasive detection of simian immunodeficiency virus infection in a wild-living l’hoest’s monkey (Cercopithecus lhoesti). Aids Research and Human Retroviruses 19(12): 1163-1166.

Kaplin, B.A. 2002. Terrestriality and the maintenance of the disjunct geographical distribution in the lhoesti group In M. Glenn, M. Cords, and A. Gautier-Hion, editors. The Guenons: Diversity and Adaptation in African Monkeys. Kluwer Academic Publishers, New York.

Kaplin, B.A 2002. Seed dispersal effectiveness by Cercopithecus monkeys: Implications for seed input into degraded areas. In Levey, D.J., Silva, W.R., and Galetti, M. Seed dispersal and Frugivory: Ecology, Evolution and Conservation. CABI Publishing, Wallingford, Oxforshire, UK.

Kaplin, B.A 2001. Ranging behavior of two species of forest guenons (Cercopithecus mitis doggetti and C.l’hoesti) in the Nyungwe Forest Reserve, Rwanda. International Journal of Primatology 22(4): 521-548.

Flaspohler, D.J., B.R. Bub, and Kaplin, B.A. 2000. The application of ConservationBiology research in management: An assessment. Conservation Biology 14(6): 1898-1902.

Kaplin, B.A and T.C. Moermond. 2000. Foraging ecology of the mountain monkey: implications for its evolutionary history and use of disturbed forest. American Journal of Primatology, 50: 227-246.

Kaplin, B.A and T.C. Moermond. 1998. Variation in seed handling by two species of forest monkeys in Rwanda. American Journal of Primatology 45:83-101.

Kaplin, B.A, V. Munyaligoga, and T.C. Moermond. 1998. The influence of temporal changes in fruit availability on fruit eating and seed handling in blue monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis doggetti). Biotropica 30:56-71.

Sun, C., Kaplin, B.A, K.A. Kristensen, V. Munyaligoga, J. Mvukiyumwami, K. Kajonda, and T.C. Moermond. 1996. Tree phenology in a tropical montane forest of Rwanda. Biotropica: 28(4b):668-681.

2004 Kaplin, Beth A. A Primer on Social Research for the Ecologist and Conservation Biologists. Ecology: Vol. 85, No. 9, pp. 2642;2643. (Book Review)

2003 Kaplin, B.A. Shared Lives: New England’s Connection with the Tropics. Musings from The Nature Museum at Grafton. Fall 03 issue.

2002 Kaplin, B.A. Doing science for biodiversity conservation. Ecology 83(6):1770-1771. (Book Review)

Kaplin, B.A. Monkeys make do in K. Grubbs, editor. Whole Terrain, Special issue: Surplus and scarcity. Antioch New England, Keene, NH.

Plumptre, A.J., M. Masozera, P. Fashing, A. McNeilage, C. Ewango, B.A. Kaplin, and I. Liengola. Biodiversity Surveys of the Nyungwe Forest Reserve in S.W. Rwanda. WCS Working Paper No. 19.