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Foundation for Comparative and Conservation Biology (Established 1999)

Director: Joseph M. Erwin, Ph.D.
Phone: 1-717-573-2081 (home/office); 1-301-938-8955 (cell)   E-Mail:
4139 Gem Bridge Road, Needmore, Pennsylvania 17238 UNITED STATES
Affiliations: Erwin has an adjunct appointment at Virginia Tech

Mission: The Foundation promotes science in the service of conservation and health. Special emphases are on the comparative study of aging, advancing primate well-being in captivity, and provision of support services for conservation of wild primates and their habitats. The Foundation also facilitates science education through curriculum development, teacher training, and educational exhibits.THE FCCB DOES NOT YET PROVIDE FUNDING. FCCB can administer funds granted for the purposes listed above.

Principal Research Programs: The primary emphasis is on the health and well-being of human and nonhuman primates.

Training Opportunities: Educational opportunities are not yet offered, but the ED will provide advice to students on request.

Financial Aid: No financial aid is provided.

Number of Staff: 1

Associated Field Sites: Grants have been administered for projects in Central African Republic, Malaysia, and Indonesia, and funds have been raised for a field project in Brazil. Please contact the Executive Director for more details.

Publications: FCCB does not yet publish a newsletter or journal. Numerous publications in carefully reviewed journals have come from FCCB supported or coordinated projects.

Comments: The ED is the only staff member and serves without compensation. He is semi-retired and self-employed as a consultant. His academic affiliation is as a Professor in the Division of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology, Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech.

Last Updated: 2009-05-22

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