5th Annual Primatology, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Field School ~ Bioblogia.net

10 de febrero de 2011

5th Annual Primatology, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Field School

The 5th annual Primatology, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Field School will be held from July 31st - August 28th, 2011 in Kenya. This field school is a joint effort of Rutgers University, the National Museums of Kenya, and the Kenya Wildlife Service.

The field school provides a distinctive opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience in field work methodologies and research on some of Kenya's exquisite wildlife including a variety of Old World primates. We spend the second half of the month in the Tana River Primate National Reserve where students will conduct independent research projects and have the opportunity to observe not only the two endemic and endangered species, the Tana River mangabey and Tana River red colobus, but also yellow baboons, Sykes monkeys. and two species of galagos.

We will spend the first half of August on the Laikipia Plateau of central Kenya. At the different sites where we camp, students will receive lectures, complete readings and have discussions from the field school directors as well as a wide range of consultants to the field school. We hope to visit a long-term baboon field site that has focused on building community partnerships and one of the few locations where De Brazza's monkeys are found in Kenya. In addition, we will stay on Mugie Ranch where we visit their black rhino sanctuary and data collection lab. The field school is worth 6 academic credits.

The Administrative Directors of the Field School are Dr. Jack Harris, Professor of Anthropology, Rutgers University; Dr. Tom Kariuki, Director of the Institute of Primate Research, National Museums of Kenya; and Dr. Sam Kasiki, Deputy Director of Biodiversity Research and Monitoring, Kenya Wildlife Service. The Field Directors are Dr. Julie Wieczkowski, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Buffalo State College and Lisa Danish, graduate student, Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University. To obtain more information about this program visit our website at primate.rutgers.edu, contact Dr. Jack Harris at jwharris@rci.rutgers.edu or Dr. Julie Wieczkowski at wieczkja@buffalostate.edu. Thank you for your time.


Julie Wieczkowski, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Anthropology
Buffalo State College
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
716.878.6424 (ph)
716.878.4009 (fax)

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