Craig Stanford is a biological anthropologist and professor of Anthropology and Biological Sciences at USC, and has conducted extensive field research on wild great apes, monkeys, and other animals. His work has often focused on the ecological relationships among the primate species sharing a tropical forest ecosystem. He has conducted field studies in East Africa, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Central and South America. In addition to 15 years research on chimpanzee behavioral ecology in East Africa, he has recently been collaborating in studies on endangered Asian primates and other animals. The author of more than a dozen books and 100 scholarly articles, he also holds a research appointment in vertebrate biology at the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, and is involved in the biology and conservation of endangered tortoises in southeast Asia.