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Gesellschaft für Primatologie (Established 1989)
Professional Society
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Göttingen, GERMANY

Mission: The Gesellschaft fuer Primatologie is a forum for people interested in (nonhuman) primates. The purpose of the society is to support research on and about primates, in the field as well as in the laboratory; and to care for the conservation and well-being of nonhuman primates in the wild and in captivity. The society works towards an integration of experimental approaches with field studies, supports a close collaboration of researchers from origin countries, and aims to promote young researchers in primatological research. Furthermore, the society takes part in the discourse between science and society, and has a strong interest in policy making (animal care taking and husbandry, use of primates in biomedical research etc.).

Membership: 230

President: Prof. Dr. Julia Fischer, Research Group Cognitive Ethology, Deutsches Primatenzentrum, Kellnerweg 4, 37077 Goettingen, Germany, Phone: +49 (0)551 - 3851 375, Fax: +49 (0)551 - 3851 288, E-mail: jfischer AT

President Elect: PD Dr. Ute Radespiel, Institut für Zoologie der TiHo Hannover, Bünteweg 17, 30559 Hannover, Tel.: +49 (0)511-953 8430, Fax.: +49 (0)511-953 8586, E-mail:

Secretary: Dr. Daniel Stahl, Lecturer in Biostatistics, Dept of Biostatistics & Computing, PO Box 20, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AF, UK, Phone: +44/(0)20 7848 0309, Fax: +44/(0)20 7848 0281, E-mail: Daniel.Stahl AT

Treasurer: Dr. Oliver Schuelke, Jr. Research Group Integrative Primate Socio-Ecology, Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Deutscher Platz 6, 04103 Leipzig, Germany; Phone: ++49-341-3550-232, Fax: ++49-341-3550-299, Email: schuelke AT

Meetings: Bi-annual; next meeting: 2011 in Utrecht

Publications: Newsletter: GfP Rundbrief; 3-4 issues/year

Grants: Christian Vogel Fond: small grants (Euro 800/year) for behavioral field studies; GfP Prize for outstanding masters theses

Last Updated: 2009-05-23

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