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Primate behavior and conservation

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Position Description:
I am looking for field work position at primate field sites. I am primarily interested in primate social behavior, and the interactions between primate sexes; however, my interests are incredibly flexible, and I have a broad interest in primate research in general.

While I would prefer to work with great apes, I am easygoing and would love to work with most if not all other primate species. My goal is to gain initial research experience in the field over the summer.

While I can cover travel expenses, I prefer a position that can support field workers with lodging, transportation, and meals.

Educational Background:
Currently working on a B.A. in Anthropology. Expected to graduate in May 2019.

Relevant coursework: (1) Primate Behavior and Ecology, (2) Chimpanzees and Politics, (3) Elementary French I & II, (4) Advanced Portuguese II, (5) Comparative Biology, Cell and Development Biology, and Investigative Biology Lab, (6) General Chemistry I & II, (7) Organic Chemistry I & II, (8) Introductory Statistics, (9) Organic Chemistry I & II and Organic Chemistry Lab, (10) Human Biology and Evolution, (11) Comparison of Cultures, and (12) Lab in Landscape Archaeology

I am fluent in Portuguese, proficient in Spanish, and basic in French.

I conduct research on filoplumes in bird feathers at Cornell University's Lab of Ornithology. The research consists of measuring various aspects of the filoplumes as well as illustrating each filoplume. The research requires a keen eye in order to differentiate similarly looking filoplumes from one another.

I am also conducting an independent study on primate social behavior. The goal of the study is to observe the degree of flexibility in intersex relationships regarding coalition formation, conflict, and reconciliation. While the project will look at various primate species, it will focus on comparing chimpanzees and bonobos.

I can send my C.V. to those interested in acquiring more information about my research, independent study, and other working/teaching experiences.

Application Deadline:
May/June 2018

I can start research on May 24th 2018 at the earliest and return August 15th 2018 at the latest.

Contact Information:
Larissa Kane

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