I'm a Marie Curie post-doctoral research fellow at the University of Konstanz, the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
My research focuses on understanding the behavior, ecology, and development of social animals - especially bats and primates. These two groups of mammals show high amounts of diversity in social organization and ecology and are great comparative groups to understand the evolution of mammalian social organization & life history and their relationship to ecology.
O'Mara M.T. and Hickey C.M. 2012. Social influences on the development of ringtailed lemur feeding ecology. Animal Behaviour 84(6), 1547-1555.[PDF]
O'Mara M.T., Gordon A.D., Catlett K.K., Terranova C.J., Schwartz G.T. 2012. Growth and the development of sexual size dimorphism in lorises and galagos. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 147(1), 11-20. [PDF]
O'Mara M.T. 2012. Development of feeding in ring-tailed lemurs. PhD dissertation. [PDF]