Dr. Alison Jolly - profile
Dr. Alison Jolly © Cyril Rouso, www.ruoso-grundman.com
Alison wrote a popular account of Berenty's history in Lords and Lemurs, 2004/ Lémuriens, Seigneurs, Savants Fous et Rois aux Sagaies (fr), 2010
which detail the extraordinary story of how a private nature reserve has survived for 70 years with French aristocratic owners, spear-carrying work-force, and the changing politics of post-colonial Madagascar. She has also written over 100 scientific and popular articles and has been featured in 20 television programs.
Education: BA Cornell University, PhD Yale University.
Present position: Visiting Scientist, Department of Biology and Environmental Science, University of Sussex.
New York Zoological Society, Cambridge University, University of Sussex, The Rockefeller University, Princeton University.
Honors: President of the International Primatological Society 1992-96, Officer of the National Order of Madagascar, Lifetime Achievement Award IPS 2010, and a mouselemur named Microcebus jollyae
|Being Presented Award at Kyoto with Yamagiwa
- Jolly, A. (1966) Lemur Behavior. A Madagascar Field Study. Chicago University Press, Chicago. 197 pp.
- Jolly, A. (1972) The Evolution of Primate Behavior. Macmillan, New York. 397 pp. German and Japanese editions 1975, 2nd edition 1985, 526pp.
- Bruner, J., A. Jolly, K. Sylva, eds. (1976) Play: Its Role in Development and Evolution. Penguin, Harmondsworth, Basic Books, New York. 716 pp.
- Jolly, A. (1980) A World Like Our Own; Man and Nature in Madagascar. Yale University Press, New Haven. 272 pp.
- Jolly, A., P. Oberle, R. Albignac, eds. (1984) Madagascar. Key Environments Series, Pergamon Press, Oxford. 239 pp.
- Jolly, A. (1999). Lucy's Legacy: Sex and Intelligence in Human Evolution. Cambridge. Harvard University Press. 518 pp. Paperback 2001. Korean and Turkish editions.
- Jolly, A. (2004). Lords and Lemurs: Mad Scientists, Kings with Spears, and the Survival of Diversity in Madagascar. Boston, Houghton Mifflin. 310 pp. French translation in progress.
- Jolly, A., (2005) Ny aiay Ako (Ako the Aye-Aye) Miakka, Forida, Lemur Conservation Foundation. 36 pp. Illustrations by Deborah Ross.
- Jolly, A., Sussman, R.W., Koyama, N. and Rasamimanana, H. eds. (2006). Ringtailed Lemur Biology: Lemur catta in Madagascar. New York, Springer.
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