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Niki joined the Altmann lab in April of 2009. She is responsible for uploading and maintaining the Princeton portion of the long-term, multifaceted database for the Amboseli Baboon Research Project.  She primarily handles data pertaining to demography and reproduction, as well as weather data, female dominance ranks, and baboon health.  Niki performs initial proofing of most data as it arrives from the field team in Kenya and has participated in data analysis and contributed to publications.  She holds a BS in Biology from Lafayette College and an MS in Ecology and Evolution from Rutgers.  Niki's previous work was on wetland mitigation monitoring and wetland assessment methodology at Rutgers where her main responsibilities were data management, analysis, report writing, and grant account management.