Prof. Dr. Eckhard Heymann to guest lecture in DANTA’s summer 2018 Primate Behavior and Conservation course.

DANTA is delighted to announce that Prof. Dr. Eckhard W. Heymann will guest lecture in our summer 2018 Primate Behavior and Conservation course to be held at Osa Conservations Piro Research station in the spectacular Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica.

Originally from Linden, a small town north of Frankfurt, he is now a senior scientist at the German Primate Center in Göttingen and an adjunct professor at the University of Göttingen. For his undergraduate degree he worked on the behavior of tree shrews before switching to primates for his doctoral thesis at the University of Giessen. He is a behavioral biologist and ecologist focusing on New World primates, and is running a field research site in north-eastern Peruvian Amazonia. Research projects are primarily concerned with ecological interactions (seed dispersal, mixed-species groups) and social systems, and mainly focused on tamarins and titi monkeys, but he is also interested in the ecology of other organisms, including plants. He has authored and co-authored more than 160 papers, mainly in peer-reviewed international journals, and a number of book chapters. Peer-reviewing for many journals and funding organizations, serving as associate editor to “Primates” and co-editor of “Ecotropica”, and co-chairing the Regional Coordination (Andean countries) of the IUCN-SSC Primate Specialist Group are amongst the professional activities besides research, supervising and teaching. In his leisure time, he enjoys reading historical travel accounts, listening to jazz, latin and classical music and strolling with his dog.

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