Noemie Bonnin

School of Biological and Environmental Sciences

My research focuses on primate ecology and conservation. Specifically, I investigate chimpanzee distribution and connectivity across Western Tanzania using multiple non-invasive technologies. Throughout my PhD, I explored the potential of drones and satellite imageries to monitor chimpanzee populations and their habitat at broad spatial and temporal scales. Using molecular information extracted from non-invasive samples, I am also exploring the genetic structure and diversity of Tanzanian chimpanzees. By integrating the genetic data with landscape ecology, I am aiming to better understand how landscape features impact chimpanzee movement across vast ecosystems.

Journal article

Carvalho JS, Stewart FA, Marques TA, Bonnin N, Pintea L, Chitayat A, Ingram R, Moore RJ, Piel AK. 2022. Spatio-temporal changes in chimpanzee density and abundance in the Greater Mahale Ecosystem, Tanzania Ecological Applications, 32 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Bonnin N, Stewart FA, Wich SA, Pintea L, Jantz S, Dickson R, Bellis J, Chitayat A, Ingram R, Moore R, Piel A. 2020. Modelling landscape connectivity change for chimpanzee conservation in Tanzania Biological Conservation, 252 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Dickson R, Baker M, Bonnin N, Shoch D, Rifkin B, Stewart FA, Piel AK. 2020. Combining Deforestation and Species Distribution Models to Improve Measures of Chimpanzee Conservation Impacts of REDD: A Case Study from Ntakata Mountains, Western Tanzania Forests, 11 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Piel AK, Bonnin N, Amaya SR, Wondra E, Stewart FA. 2018. Chimpanzees and their mammalian sympatriates in the Issa Valley, Tanzania African Journal of Ecology, 57 :31-40 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url

Bonnin N, van Andel S, Kerby J, Piel AK, Pintea L, Wich SA. 2018. Assessment of Chimpanzee Nests Detectability on Drone-Acquired Images Drones, 2 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url


Bonnin N. 2021. Emerging remote sensing technologies and population genetic analyses for chimpanzee conservation in Tanzania Wich S, Piel A, Pintea L. Public Url

Conference publication

Bonnin N, Van Andel A, Kerby J, Piel A, Wich S. 2017. Assessment of Chimpanzee Nest Detectability Using UAV-Derived Aerial Imagery FOLIA PRIMATOLOGICA, 88 :93-94 Author Url