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Subject: Course: Tropical Field Biology and Primatology

PrimatesPeru, a nonprofit conservation education organisation that works in the southeastern
Peruvian Amazon rainforest, announces a short course on tropical biology. 

Course Dates: December 27, 2013-January 10, 2014

Application Deadline: November 20, 2013

Course Objectives:

This course will provide an introduction to tropical field biology, with a particular focus on imparting
practical knowledge on working in rainforest.  The main objectives of the course are to teach
participants to:

  • Get accustomed to the look, feel and sound of the rainforest, and work in it with minimal impact on the forest
  • Work on and off the trail system, by learning orientation skills and navigation using GPS and a compass
  • Recognize and appreciate a wide range of flora and fauna, and gain an understanding of the ecology and interconnectedness of these species within this ecosystem
  • Monitor the biodiversity of a variety of plant and animal groups through the use of camera traps, line transects, and invertebrate cataloguing
  • Track identified animals or animal groups via radio telemetry and vocalisations, using our radio-collared tamarin population as a reference
  • Observe and record animal behavior, from that of eusocial insects to larger primates
  • Non-invasively collect biological samples and conduct basic processing in the forest laboratory for a variety of uses – endocrinology, parasitology, and genetics

Read about the course details, the application, and PrimatesPeru. To receive further course announcements click here.

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Thursday, September 26, 2013

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