Primate Behavior in Costa Rica!
Tree Field Studies
This course is designed to teach undergraduate and graduate students the basic skills necessary to study primate behavior in the wild. Throughout this course you will learn techniques in ecological and behavioral data collection and complete an independent study on one of three primate species native to the area (Ateles geoffroyi, the black handed spider monkey; Cebus capucinus, the white-faced capuchin; Alouatta palliata, the mantled howler monkey).
This course will take place at El Zota Biological Station, an inland tropical wet forest site comprised of primary, secondary and regenerating forest. The last few days will be held on the coast (location a function of the weather). At or nearby to this location students will get to do some fun activities like: see a cloud forest visit a coffee/chocolate plantations, go white water rafting, zip-lining, sea-turtle watching, and snorkeling. Space is limited so contact us soon!
Due date for the application is May 1st; though we will give priority to folks applying now.
Completion of the Tree Field Studies Application (available on the Tree Field Studies website),
Currently registered in or having graduated from a college or university is a bonus - but not required.
GPA (for at least the past or current semester) of at least 3.0 for current or past coursework. Accommodations can be made for those with lower GPA's. But, such accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. Contact Tree Field Studies directly for clarification,
Signed Tree Field Studies Medical Release Form (available on the Tree Field Studies website),
Signed Tree Field Studies Liability Form (available on the Tree Field Studies website),
1 -2 Reference Letters
Tuition / Fees:
$2895 US dollars: this fee includes all in-country costs: room, board, and instruction.
Support (scholarships, travel):
Start + End Dates:
June 3rd - June 23rd 2017
May 1 - but available now
Admission preference is given to those registering early. However,we will apply serious consideration to applications submitted by May 15th, 2017.
In addition, please do not hesitate to contact one of our team members about applying - even if your intent to apply is past any of our due dates. We will consider any application past our due dates on a case-by-case basis.
Dr. Lorna Joachim
P.O. Box 1252
Corrales, NM 87048
Questions and Comments
Questions about a specific job listing should be directed to the
contact person listed for that job. Questions and comments about using
the Primate-Jobs web site can be directed to Joe Kemnitz at