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Ecology of two sympathetic Indris:Propithecus and Indri (November 1992 - March 1995)
Field Study in Africa
Location of Site: MADAGASCAR

Director: Joyce Powzyk
Phone: 860-344-9663   E-Mail:
476 Country Club Road, Middletown, Connecticut 06457 UNITED STATES
Department: Wesleyan University

Sponsoring Institution(s): Duke University/Wesleyan Universtiy

Research Objectives: Ecological study of the feeding strategies for Propithecus diadema diadema (royal crowned simpona) and Indri indri (indri) in a pristine primary rain forest.

Field Positions and Volunteers: no researchers are presently working at the site and no training is available

Species Studied: Indri indri (indri), Propithecus diadema (diademed sifaka)

Other Species at Site: Avahi laniger (eastern avahi), Cheirogaleus major (greater dwarf lemur), Daubentonia madagascariensis (aye-aye), Eulemur fulvus (brown lemur), Eulemur rubriventer (red-bellied lemur), Hapalemur griseus (grey gentle lemur), Lepilemur microdon (small-toothed sportive lemur), Microcebus rufus (brown mouse lemur), Varecia variegata (black-and-white ruffed lemur)

Comments: No one is presently working at the site I set up to study my two focal species. I do hope to return in the future. The site is mountianous and difficult to access unless in good physical condtion. It is also remote, takes 3-5 hours of hiking to reach the site from the town of Perinet.

Last Updated: 2002-04-23

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