Subject: Peru Field Course: Primate Health and Communication
Course Title: Primate Health and Communication
Dates: June 5th to June 18th, 2017
Location: Los Amigos Biological Station, Southeastern Peru
Registration: April 17th, 2017, or until all slots are filled
Course Fee: $2100 (includes meals, lodging, and transportation from Puerto Maldonado to the field site and back)
Course Description: This course will provide training in primatology and biological field research techniques at the Los Amigos Biological Station in the Peruvian Amazon. Participants will be able to experience one of the most diverse communities of plants and wildlife anywhere on the planet while living at an active research station boasting 11 native species of primate. Our focus will be primarily on the titi monkeys (Callicebus brunneus) and tamarins (Saguinus imperator and Leontocebus weddelli) present at the field site, as we investigate primate behavior and social relationships, parasite ecology, vocal and olfactory communication, and other related topics.
We emphasize field activities that promote direct inquiry and the hands-on application of classroom lectures. Participants will learn behavioral observation techniques and engage in data collection during the day, while during the evenings there will be talks by experienced instructors and investigators actively researching primates at this field site. Participants will also read and discuss selected literature on primate ecology and conservation issues relevant to the the Madre de Dios region of Peru.
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