Observe the sniffing behavior of different primate species at a rescue center in Vietnam.
We live in a world filled with information and cues that help us pick what food to eat and find familiar individuals. By studying primate behavior and ecology we can make inferences about how certain morphologies evolved to suit certain environments and what that means for human evolution.
I am seeking two students to participate in field-based research in Southeast Asia in the Summer of 2020 while preparing during the Spring 2020 semester. The students will observe the sniffing behavior of different primate species at a rescue center in Vietnam. Travel, visas, and local food and accommodations are covered. Students will be responsible for personal gear, such as boots, backpacks, and needed vaccinations.
Students will have the chance to create and present a conference poster and they will be included in the writing of any scientific publications that result from data collected.
|Length of commitment||Longer than a semester (6-9 months)|
|Start time ||Spring (January/February) |
|Level of collaboration||Small group project (2-3 students)|
|Who is eligible||Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors|
If you are planning to use this project to satisfy program requirements for your academic major or minor, it is your responsibility to obtain approval from your academic department prior to beginning the project.
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