Joselyn Mormile

Joselyn Mormile is a PhD student of the University of Cape Town and iCWild. She received her Bachelors of Science degree in Animal Behavior from Rutgers University in the US in 2008 and received her license as a veterinary nurse in 2010. In 2014, she completed her Masters of Primate Conservation from Oxford Brookes University in the UK. She has been working with chacma baboons (Papio ursinus) in captive, wild and urban settings throughout South Africa since 2011. She specializes in interdisciplinary research on human-baboon interaction within urban landscapes. Her Master’s dissertation research was conducted in Knysna, Western Cape Province on the human dimension of conflict with urban baboons. Her current research focuses on the spatial patterns and decision making of a troop of baboons in response to urban land transformation and human perceptions.


Mormile, J. E., & Hill, C. M. (2017). Living With Urban Baboons: Exploring Attitudes and Their Implications for Local Baboon Conservation and Management in Knysna, South Africa. Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 22(2), 99-109.