Oliver Hobson


Given our impact on the natural environment via industry, infrastructure, and agriculture, we should seek to understand these pathways of pollution in order to appropriately address them in an effective and ecologically conscious manner. I joined PEEL because of the multidisciplinary approach to addressing environmental toxicology and its effects on the surrounding ecosystem. I am currently studying how pesticides permeate Mantled Howler Monkey populations in Costa Rican and Panama by analyzing water, air, and soil samples and comparing them to endocrine levels in howler monkeys.