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Maderas Rainforest Conservancy
Primate Communication Program at the Maderas Rainforest Conservancy
(Established 2009)
Educational Program
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Director: Andrew Halloran
Phone: 561.716.7476   E-Mail:
Institution: Maderas Rainforest Conservancy

Mission: The primate communication program is a new program offered to students at the Maderas Rainforest Conservancy in collaboration with our efforts to find new ways to analyze and study primate communication. Primate communication is a 2 week exploration into the means in which primates transmit information to each other. We will study the principles which govern zoosemiotics (animal communication) and take these principles into the field where we will observe the phenomena of primate communication in the wild. What we will observe will include gestural communication, vocal communication, olfactory communication, as well as lesser known forms of primate communication. We will learn the techniques in recording calls as well as analyzing calls through spectral readings.
A laptop computer is recommended for this course. However, it is not requred.

Principal Research Programs: Spectral readings of primate vocalizations.
Primate vocal analysis.
Primate gestural analysis.
Statistical analysis of sound.

Number of Staff: 1

Associated Field Sites: Ometepe Biological Field Station

Supported Species: Alouatta palliata (mantled howler), Cebus capucinus (white-faced capuchin)

Last Updated: 2009-09-11

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