Field School: Primate Conservation Genetics in South Africa

This course will provide students with an opportunity to explore conservation issues in primate populations. You will observe primates in their natural habitats, interact with wildlife management professionals, and collect and analyze genetic material from wild populations of primates. You will gain insight into how genetic data are used to facilitate decisions made in managing primate populations for conservation purposes and for economic reasons. To this end, you will learn about the types of genetic data that can be used to answer questions about variation at the level of individuals, families, populations and species. In addition, you will learn field techniques that are used in studying primates in the wild including observation and collecting data for genetic and phenotypic analysis.
Program Leader – Dr. Trudy Turner, Dept. of Anthropology, Univ of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Program Co-Leader – Dr. Joseph Lorenz, Dept. of Anthropology & Museum Studies, CWU
Applications Due March 15th 2015