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Summer Research in San Diego

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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Personality and Pair Bonds

By Lisa Barrett Most people now recognize that their pets have notable personalities, and you probably know a timid, aggressive, or social dog or cat. But behavioral ecologists have been studying individual behavioral variation for some time. What once was deemed to be “statistical noise” or the result of inaccurate measurements, individual behavioral type, or personality, is now one of the

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How to Write “a Lot”

by Lisa Barrett     Most academics need to write. There are grant proposals, magazine articles, manuscripts for publication, class assignments, and blogs. I recently discovered a great resource for getting writing done: How to Write a Lot by Paul Silvia. In his short guide, Silvia instructs graduate students and professors about how to overcome writing misconceptions and how to

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Primate Behavior and Conservation Field Course in Costa Rica

Primate Behavior and Conservation Dates: June 15-July 10, 2016 Program Fee: $3100 Guest Speaker: Dr. Christina Campbell Application deadline: June 1, 2016 For more information about the field course, please visit our website and/or email us at conservation@danta.info. Course Description This course is designed to provide students with field experience in primate behavior, ecology, and conservation. The course will be

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Galápagos Highlights

By Lisa Barrett My recent trip to Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve and the Galápagos Islands with University of Wyoming students and professors was nothing short of magical. Since you already know why the Galápagos Islands are so interesting, you should not be surprised! A New Species The first stop on our two-week trip was to a cloud forest reserve near Mindo

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