Professor Covert focuses on the behavioral ecology and conservation of endangered Vietnamese primates of Southeast Asia. His earlier work was studying primate evolution with a focus on adaptations and phylogeny of Eocene primates.
Professor Covert's recent students' research has focused on human/non-human primate resource overlap in Vietnam and the feeding and sensory ecology of Southeast Asian colobines.
Professor Covert is looking for graduate students with an interest in:
Professor Covert’s other research activities include comparing the behavioral ecology of sympatric populations of Annamese silvered langurs and black-shanked doucs in southern Vietnam to better understand relationships between morphology, behavior, adaptation, and evolution.