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Meet DANTA Board Member- Dr. Kevin Hunt

Kevin D Hunt is Professor of Anthropology and Animal Behavior, Indiana University. His forthcoming book is titled Chimpanzee:  Lessons from our Sister Species.  Prof. Hunt specializes in early hominin evolution, particularly the evolution of bipedalism, primate locomotion and posture, chimpanzee functional morphology and ape and human ecomorphology. He has studied seven species of primates, including chimpanzees, baboons and redtails.  He has studied

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Methods in Primate Behavior and Conservation Field Course in Costa Rica

Methods in Primate Behavior and Conservation Dates:   Winter Session: January 1-16, 2018 Summer Session: July 13-28, 2018 Application deadline: Winter Session: December 15, 2017 Summer Session: June 15, 2018 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 with field

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New Course Offering: WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY

Dates: August 2-17, 2017 Program fee: $2500 Application deadline: June 1, 2017 Location: Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Sponsoring Organization: DANTA: Association for Conservation of the Tropics in collaboration with Osa Conservation and Planet Conservation Course Description The proximate and ultimate causes of decline in rain forest habitats and biodiversity will be examined through a combination of direct observations in the field, lectures, and

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Sexual Conflict in Nonhuman Primates: A Female’s Perspective

by Lisa Barrett Sexual conflict is the clash between evolutionary interests of males and females. It stems from anisogamy, the discrepant sizes of the male and female gametes (sperm and eggs, respectively). Think: eggs are bigger and more costly to produce; sperm is cheap and plentiful. These gametic differences lead to (sometimes) opposing reproductive interests and strategies for the sexes– a

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