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ISCSP (Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa)
Biological Anthropology Research Group

Educational Program
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Director: Catarina Casanova, Ph.D.
Phone: 00+351+21 361 94 30 (line 3097)   Fax: 00+351+21 361 94 42   E-Mail:
Rua G, Polo Universitario do Alto da Ajuda., Lisboa 1349-055 PORTUGAL
Department: Anthropology Unit.
Institution: ISCSP (Universidade Tecnica de Lisboa)

Mission: Anthropology at ISCSP includes subjects dedicated to the study of both biological (or physical) and cultural anthropology. The programmes available (B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D.) provide training for students interested in Cultural Anthropology and in Biological Anthropology: 1. Human and Primate Evolution, 2. Primate Behaviour and Conservation, 3. Human perceptions of non-human primates and landscapes.

Principal Research Programs: 1. Pan Project: Enrichment for Chimpanzees at Lisbon Zoo. 2. Chimpanzee Distribution, Socio-Ecology and Conservation in Guinea-Bissau. 3. Perceptions about nature of differnt ethnic groups in Guinea-Bissau.

Training Opportunities: Educational opportunities available for: Undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate.

Associated Field Sites: 1. Lisbon Zoological Garden - Program focus: management, enrichment, and behavioural studies. 2. Guinea-Bissau Field Station Project - with the co-operation of the following institutions: ISCSP (Sonia Frias, PhD), FCSH/UNL (Claudia Sousa, PhSc and Amelia Frazao, PhD), FC/UL (Luis Vicente, PhD), Fundacao para a Ciencia e Tecnologia, Great Ape Conservation Fund (Division of International Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of interior), S. Gippoliti (Pistoia Zoological Garden, Italy) and Guinea Bissau governmental organizations (DGFC and MA). Project focus: study the geographical distribution and socio-ecology of the chimpanzee communities in Guinea Bissau. Contribute to the conservation of the species.

Supported Species: Callithrix jacchus (common marmoset), Cebus apella (tufted capuchin), Cercopithecus mona (mona monkey), Gorilla gorilla gorilla (western lowland gorilla), Lemur catta (ring-tailed lemur), Leontopithecus chrysomelas (golden-headed lion tamarin), Leontopithecus rosalia (golden lion tamarin), Macaca fuscata (Japanese macaque), Macaca mulatta (rhesus macaque), Pan troglodytes (common chimpanzee), Papio papio (Guinea baboon), Saguinus imperator subgrisescens (emperor tamarin), Saguinus oedipus (cotton-top tamarin), Saimiri sciureus (common squirrel monkey), Varecia variegata (black-and-white ruffed lemur)

Last Updated: 2006-07-26

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