Course Detail
Course Components:
Field Work
The course is designed to familiarize undergraduate students with field methodology for studying primate ecology and behavior. The field school will provide basic training in many of the most common methods available to primatologists. Topics will include a general introduction to primate behavior (with specific focus on neotropical Primates), methods of behavioral measurement, general ecology and phenology (emphasis on measuring and monitoring plant food abundance), feeding ecology, and ethnoprimatology. The program will emphasize conservation and will work with the park to continue toward solutions for reducing human-primate conflicts. The structure of the course will be mixed between hands-on field work, lectures, and ultimately the completion of a group field research project.