Protecting and Exploring West Africa's Biodiversity
THE THIRD GASHAKA FIELD DAY
Archaeology Lecture Theatre, University College London
(entrance from Anthropology building, 14 Taviton Street)
Saturday, 31 January 2009
Hosted by Gashaka Primate Project, Dept. of Anthropology, UCL & School of Human and Life Sciences, Roehampton University
Presentations by a multi-national network of researchers and conservationists working in and around Nigeria's Gashaka-Gumti National Park - one of West-Africa's biologically most diverse habitats. Of particular interest to students who contemplate field-work of their own.
13:00 Lunch (sandwiches & drinks available)
14:00 - 17:00 Talks
Sonya P. Hill, Catherine Sharples & Roger Wilkinson (NEZS - Chester Zoo).
"The North of England Zoological Society's Field Programmes: Conservation in action."
Alex Hipkiss (RSPB & Nigerian Conservation Foundation).
"Managing high biodiversity natural forests of Taraba State: Review of experience."
Peter Shaw, Daniel Weaver & Claire Ozanne (Roehampton Univ.).
"Arthropod biodiversity in West Africa: Patterns in two key groups."
Tabitha Price (Roehampton Univ. / Univ. of St. Andrews), Kate Arnold, Klaus Zuberbühler & Stuart Semple
"The alarm calling system of adult male putty-nose monkeys."
Elodie Ey (German Primate Center), Charlotte Rahn, Kurt Hammerschmidt & Julia Fischer.
"Do baboons modify calls according to the environment?"
Dietmar Zinner (German Primate Centre).
"Pan-African Voyagers: Genetics of baboons."
Caroline Ross (Roehampton Univ.), James P. Higham, Michael Heistermann & Ann MacLarnon.
"Diet and reproductive function in wild olive baboons."
Stuart Semple (Roehampton Univ.), Ann MacLarnon, Michael Heistermann, Caroline Ross & James Higham.
"Self-directed behaviour and faecal glucocorticoid levels in female baboons."
Jackie Ellis (Roehampton Univ.), Stuart Semple, Michael Heistermann & Ann MacLarnon.
"Correlates of stress in wild male olive baboons."
Emily Lodge (Roehampton Univ.).
"Diet and energetics of olive baboons."
Nienke Alberts (Roehampton Univ.).
"Fission-fusion sociality among olive baboons."
Britta Kunz (Univ. of Würzburg).
"Planting the Savannah: Seed size selection by baboons."
Volker Sommer (UCL), Umaru Buba, Alejandra Pascual Garrido & Oliver Allon.
"Insectivory in Chimpanzees: A contribution to cultural primatology."
Steve Unwin (PASA Veterin. Direct.).
"The Pan African Sanctuary Alliance: Caring for Apes."
Volker Sommer (email@example.com)
(Director, Gashaka Primate Project)
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