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Primate Behaviour and Ecology

Part of the International FBT (Costa Rica) in partnership with the La Suerte Biological Field Station and Maderas Rainforest Conservancy.

This course is designed to be an extensive look at how primates adapt to their ecosystems both by physical characteristics and by various means of behavior. This course will also give students experience and training doing primate ethology in the field. We have the unique ability in this course to experience the ecosystem these animals live in. Through this, was can better understand both the structural and behavioral adaptations made by the primates we study. We will learn rain forest ecology and see how the ecosystem is delicately balanced with each species carving out a special niche. In this course, we will be covering the basic tenants of primatology in lectures and combining this with eld research. Students will learn eld research techniques as they relate to studying primates in the wild. Students will also create their own research projects which they will complete by the end of class.

Costa Rica

Dates: Summer Session #1 - June 21 - July 17, 2018; Summer Session #2 - July 19 - August 14, 2018; Winter Session #1 - December 27, 2018 - January 9, 2019

Location: La Suerte Biological Field Station, northeastern Costa Rica

Cost: $2594.00 USD

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