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Director: Yukimaru Sugiyama
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.
Supported Species: 13 Aotus trivirgatus (owl monkey), 1 Ateles belzebuth (long-haired spider monkey), 1 Ateles geoffroyi (Geoffroy's spider monkey), 34 Callithrix jacchus (common marmoset), 2 Cebus apella (tufted capuchin), 5 Chlorocebus aethiops (grivet), 1 Erythrocebus patas (patas monkey), 2 Hylobates agilis (agile gibbon), 2 Hylobates lar (lar gibbon), 1 Lemur catta (ring-tailed lemur), 1 Macaca arctoides (stump-tailed macaque), 14 Macaca cyclopis (Taiwanese macaque), 52 Macaca fascicularis (long-tailed macaque), 357 Macaca fuscata (Japanese macaque), 260 Macaca mulatta (rhesus macaque), 2 Macaca nemestrina (pigtail macaque), 2 Macaca nigra (crested black macaque), 14 Macaca radiata (bonnet macaque), 1 Otolemur crassicaudatus (thick-tailed bushbaby), 10 Pan troglodytes (common chimpanzee), 10 Papio hamadryas (hamadryas baboon), 10 Saguinus oedipus (cotton-top tamarin), 16 Saimiri sciureus (common squirrel monkey)
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)
Last Updated: 2000-08-02
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