Caroline Jones


Caroline earner her Ph.D. in Comparative Psychology (Behavioral Biology) from the University of Georgia. Caroline's interests and research are interdisciplinary in nature, spanning the fields of biology, psychology, and anthropology. She is currently studying the social cognition and tool use of non-human primates, especially as it relates to extractive foraging.

Caroline aims to be an effective mentor and teacher for my students and I am also devoted to public education and outreach. This endeavor is reinforced by her collaboration with researchers, educators, and keepers within zoological parks, including the Ross Park Zoo (Binghamton, NY), Lincoln Park Zoo (Chicago, IL), and Zoo Atlanta (Atlanta, GA).


B.A. – Biology (Alfred University)

M.S. – Psychology (University of Georgia)

Ph.D. – Psychology (University of Georgia)

Selected Publications

Rosen, K.H., Jones, C.E., & DeSilva, J.M. (2022). Bipedal locomotion in captive apes; Revisiting the hylobatian model for bipedal origins. Evolutionary Human Sciences, 4, E12. DOI: 10.1017/ehs.2022.9


Salmi, R., Jones, C.E., & Carrigan, J. (2021). Who is there? Captive western gorillas distinguish human voices based on familiarity and nature of previous interactions. Animal Cognition, 24(5). DOI: 0.1007/s10071-021-01543-y


Reitsema, L.J., Jones, C. E., Gilbert, H., Fragaszy, D., Izar, P. (2020). Isotopic and elemental corroborates for wild bearded capuchin (Sapajus libidinosus) omnivorous dietary adaptation at Fazenda Boa Vista, Brazil. Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, e8856. DOI: 10.1002/rcm.8856


Jones, C.E., & Fragaszy, D.M. (2020). Compound grips in tufted capuchin monkeys (Sapajus spp and Sapajus libidinosus). American Journal of Primatology, 82(6), e23133. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.23133


Howard, A., Mainali, K., Fagan, W. F., Visalberghi, E., Izar, P., Jones, C., & Fragaszy, D. (2018). Foraging and inter‐individual distances of bearded capuchin monkeys. American Journal of Primatology, e22900. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.22900



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