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Being an Alpha Male: Lessons from wild white-faced capuchin monkeys | Presented by Dr. Katharine Jack

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Event Date: 
Thu, 04/11/2019
Event Time: 
6:00 p.m.
Event Location: 
Science I, Room 147

"In our capuchins, like many other socially living mammals including humans, there is a strong association between dominance status and reproductive success, however we still know very little about how and why some males attain alpha status while others do not." - Dr. Katharine Jack

Primate behavioral ecologist, Dr. Katharine Jack, has dedicate herself to primate research and environmental influences that impact their populations. Though her studies have involved numerous different primate species, the bulk of her research has focused on a population of white-faced capuchin monkeys in the Santa Rose National Park, Costa Rica. Her research examines the influences of dispersal patterns on male sociality and cooperation, male reproductive strategies, and hormonal correlates of male dominance and life history status in primate populations.

Curious to learn more?

Come out and take advantage of this opportunity presented by the CWU Primate Awareness Network. Dr. Katharine Jack will give us an in-depth look at her research on male white-faced capuchin monkeys and the traits that make these primates such fascinating creatures to study in their natural habitat. 






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