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Director: Hirohasi Hirai
Mission: The Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University works towards understanding the different biological, behavioral and socioecological aspects of primates, and elucidating the origin and evolution of man.
Principal Research Programs: Morphology; Population genetics; Systematics and phylogeny; Social behavior; Ecology; Language and intelligence; Cognition and learning; Action and planning; Cellular biology; Molecular biology
Training Opportunities: Educational opportunities available for: Graduate, Professional; Field work opportunities available; Program emphasis: Behavioral and Brain Sciences; Ecology and Social Behavior; Evolution and Phylogeny; Cellular and Molecular Biology; Financial support sometimes available
Number of Staff: 138
Associated Field Sites: Shimokita Field Station, Aomori Prefecture, Japan; Joh-Shin-etsu Field Station, Nagano Prefecture, Japan; Kiso Field Station, Nagano Prefecture, Japan; Koshima Field Station, Miyazaki Prefecture, Japan; Yakushima Field Station, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan. All sites focus on field research and conservation of Japanese macaques.
Publications: "Annual Report of the Primate Research Institute" (annual - in Japanese); "Kyoto University Overseas Research Report of Studies on Asian Non-Human Primates" (irregular - average biannual)
Comments: Faculty listing at http://www.cicasp.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/sites/default/files/Appendix_2_PRI_Faculty_list_2013.pdf
Last Updated: 2013-07-10
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