Ronnie Bailey-Steinitz

Ronnie Bailey-Steinitz
Department of Anthropology
UC Santa Barbara
Broom Center Affiliation(s)

Graduate Student Fellow

I am a graduate student in the Integrated Anthropological Sciences. I study primate population and community ecology, and am interested in how feeding competition limits energy gain in several species of monkeys in Kibale National Park, Uganda. I also work with US Geological survey, using stable isotope analysis to better understand bobcat prey preference in Southern California, and how it is affected by climate change.

I earned my B.Sc. in Ecology, Animal Behavior and Evolution, and M.Sc. in Biology from the University of California, San Diego, studying niche partitioning in two species of endangered iguanas in the Dominican Republic, in collaboration with the San Diego Zoo – Institute for Conservation Research.

Grants, Awards and Distinctions:

NSF - Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant. Co-PI; $31,062

UCSB Graduate Opportunity Fellowship (2021-22) $42,435


Brown, M., Steinitz, R., & Emery Thompson, M. (2022).
"Wins and losses in intergroup conflicts reflect energy balance in red-tailed monkeys."
 Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 377(1851), 20210152.