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Institut für Zoologie (Primatological Section) (Established 1996)
Primate Center, Lab or Research Program
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Director: Elke Zimmermann
Phone: 511 953-8741   Fax: 511 953-8586   E-Mail:
Buenteweg 17, Haus Nr. 218, D-30559 Hannover GERMANY
Department: Tieraerztliche Hochschule Hannover
Affiliations: Tieraerztliche Hochschule

Mission: Research and training in primate biology, evolution and conservation. Breeding colonies of Microcebus ssp. and Tupaia belangeri

Clientele: Research and zoos

Principal Research Programs: Speaker of the DFG-funded interdisciplinary research programme on acoustic communication of emotions in nonhuman mammals and man (members are affiliated to the Department of Zoology, TiHo Hannover; the University for Music and Drama Hannover; the Hannover Medical School; the Department of Neurobiology at Ulm, the Department of Neurology at the University of Tuebingen and the Max Planck Institute for Brain and Cognitive Research at Leipzig). Member of the programme on the biodiversity and evolution of Malagasy lemurs and its protection together with the University of Antananarivo and the University of Mahajanga, Madagascar and ANGAP, Madagascar

Training Opportunities: Educational opportunities available for: Undergraduate, Graduate, Postgraduate students; Training for laboratory technicians; Financial support occasionally available, but mostly self-funding.

Associated Field Sites: Ampijoroa/Ankarafantsika in NW-Madagascar: Biodiversity and evolution of lemurs ( ; )

Supported Species: Lepilemur ssp. (sportive lemur), Microcebus ssp. (mouse lemur)

Publications: see homepage, link to Institut fuer Zoologie or

Last Updated: 2009-10-06

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