Ronnie Bailey-Steinitz

Graduate Student


Integrative Anthropological Sciences

  • Primate Behavioral Ecology
  • Community and Population Ecology
  • Energetics and Foraging Ecology
  • Wildlife Conservation


M.S. Biology - UCSD (2015)

B.S. Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution - UCSD (2013)


I am a veteran of the 33rd "Caracal" Battalion- a co-ed combat unit of the Israel Defense Forces. I earned my B.Sc. in Ecology, Animal Behavior and Evolution from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) in 2013. For my M.Sc. research, I collaborated with the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research to study niche partitioning in two species of rock iguanas (Cyclura cornuta and C. ricordi) in the Dominican Republic (2015).


I study primate community ecology, focusing on how competition limits energy gain in several species of monkeys in Uganda (Ngogo Monkey Project). I utilize novel tools in endocrinology to analyze biomarkers of energetic processes, along with mathematical and spatial modeling, and classic ecological methods to study primate population dynamics.



Ronnie, S., Lemm, J. M., Pasachnik, S. A., & Kurle, C. M. (2015). Diet‐tissue stable isotope (Δ 13C and Δ 15N) discrimination factors for multiple tissues from terrestrial reptiles.


  • Primate Behavioral Ecology
  • The Study of Primates in Nature
  • Organismal and Evolutionary Biology 
  • Evolution 
  • Introductory Biological Anthropology
  • Introductory Social Anthropology
  • Introductory Evolutionary Psychology