A Step Into the Wild: Siobhan’s DANTA Field Course Experience

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When I received my acceptance to DANTA’s Primate Behaviour and Conservation field course in Costa Rica last summer, I immediately surfed the web extensively on this country, (a nation slightly smaller than Nova Scotia, or for my American readers, West Virginia). Like any eager traveller, I wanted to know everything about this seemingly utopic, biologist’s mecca. Flanked on either side

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DANTA TROPICAL BIOLOGY AND CONSERVATION FIELD COURSES 2017

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Each year DANTA offers a number of training courses in various aspects of tropical biology. Typically, the courses are one month long but shorter courses are also offered through our organization. The courses are intended for undergraduates or early graduate level students who have a keen interest in tropical biology and conservation, but have little or no experience of working

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METHODS IN PRIMATE BEHAVIOR AND CONSERVATION

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Methods in Primate Behavior and Conservation Dates:   Winter Session: January 1-16, 2017 Summer Session: July 15-30, 2017 Application deadline: Winter Session: December 1, 2016 Summer Session: June 1, 2017 Program fee: $2600 Location: Osa Conservation, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Contact: Visit our website and/or email us at conservation@danta.info for more information Course Description This course is designed to provide students

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DANTA WELCOMES DR. KAREN STRIER

DANTA and Osa Conservation are delighted to announce that Dr. Karen Strier will guest lecture in our summer 2017  Primate Behavior and Conservation course to be held in the spectacular Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Karen B. Strier is Vilas Research Professor and Irven DeVore Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  After graduating from Swarthmore College in 1980, she received

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Summer Research in San Diego

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By Lisa Barrett You’ve previously read about my visit to Sri Lanka and my project with zebra finches in grad school at the University of Wyoming. This summer I conducted research with elephants at the San Diego Zoo as part of my Ph.D. dissertation with invaluable help from a UW Biodiversity Institute grant. Phase one of my research at the

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Primates Watching Primates

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Primates Watching Primates Sara Lucci, Anthropology, Ohio State University I kind of stumbled into the Primate Behavior and Conservation class. Other summer plans weren’t working out, so with the encouragement of my professors, I applied to DANTA. About two months and twenty trips to REI later, I was on an airplane to San Jose, Costa Rica. Each day started out

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