As you may have noticed, the last book review posted on Primatology.net the other day, was not authored by me. In fact, it was authored by Ruben Blijdorp, a primatologist from Holland. He contacted me the other week expressing interest in helping out with this site. He has studied under Jan van Hooff and Liesbeth Sterck at Utrecht University and has conducted field work with the orangutans at Gunung Leuser National Park, Indonesia. He’s going to be pursuing his PhD soon and is really passionate about primates.

Ruben is going to act as an editor, contributing posts and upping the scientific context when needed. Since we’ve had many rogue commentors, he’s also going to help me keep the discussion threads on track and commentors well behaved. Usually, I post these sorts of introductions before the new members blogs, but I was flying all yesterday and just only got a chance to sit down and write this. Furthermore, I am very busy lately and often neglect this blog from time to time, so I’m really excited to have his help and look forward to reading what he has to add. I want to send off a warm welcome Ruben to Primatology.net, and hope you all do too!