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UB Primatology Club presents: Annual Primate Research Symposium, April 21st

UB Primatology Club presents: Annual Primate Research Symposium

Thursday, April 21st 2016 @ 6:30pm

Spaulding 158 in the Ellicott Complex

Keynote speaker: Lisa C. Corewyn, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Ithaca College

Friends and Foes: Group Living in Male Mantled Howlers (Alouatta palliata)

How individual primates navigate the benefits and costs of group living remains a fundamental question in biological anthropology. Male primates are of particular interest as sexual selection theory predicts that males should be competitive to access females and increase reproductive success, with dominant males expected to have greater priority of access than subordinates. This presentation will address these questions in Costa Rican mantled howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata) living in large multimale/multifemale groups, and explore potential factors affecting observed variation.

Poster and oral presentations from students at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, Canisius College, and Buffalo State College will follow. All are welcome to attend. Food and Drinks will be served.