Sofi Bernstein

Graduate of the Doctoral Course

Social Systems Evolution


Currently, my research interests include the study of signal systems in non-human animals, particularly vocal communication in non-human primates. My work integrates bioacoustics and cognitive ethology, and I mostly focus on the Macaca genus. I participate in an ongoing collaboration with Anhui University and Central Washington University at the Valley of the Wild Monkeys,China where longitudinal data is being collected on a free-ranging troop of Tibetan macaques. 


While at the Primate Research Institute, I was under the supervision of Dr. Michael Huffman (Social Systems Evolution) and Dr. Hiroki Koda (Cognition and Learning). My doctorate work focused on the vocal repertoire of Tibetan macaques, and congeneric comparisons. 


sofi [dot] k [dot] blue [at] gmail [dot] com


Department of Biology 

Primate Behavior and Ecology Program 

Science Building, Room 338
400 E. University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926-7537