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Director: Anthony Di Fiore; Peter Rodman
Research Objectives: Begun in 1994, this research program was initiated by researchers from the University of California, Davis for long-term study of the behavior, ecology and population genetics of neotropical primates. Several research projects have been completed at this time:  foraging ecology and social behavior of woolly monkeys,  comparative locomotor behavior of three ateline primates,  seed dispersal by sympatric woolly and spider monkeys,  diet and ranging pattern of spider monkeys,  cognitive aspects of spider monkey foraging behavior,  molecular aspects of ateline mating systems and dispersal patterns, and  phenology of the Yasuni forest. Several other projects - on titis, sakis, spider monkeys, woolly monkeys, capuchins, and squirrel monkeys - are currently in progress.
Field Positions and Volunteers: Volunteers and interested potential graduate students should consult the website and then contact Anthony Di Fiore.
Species Studied: Alouatta seniculus (red howler), Aotus vociferans (Spix's owl monkey), Ateles belzebuth (long-haired spider monkey), Callicebus discolor (red titi), Cebus albifrons (white-fronted capuchin), Lagothrix poeppigii (silvery woolly monkey), Pithecia aequatorialis (equatorial saki), Saimiri sciureus (common squirrel monkey)
Other Species at Site: Callithrix pygmaea (pygmy marmoset), Saguinus tripartitus (golden-mantled tamarin)
Last Updated: 2007-04-03
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