Primatology is the study of the behavior, biology, evolution, and taxonomy of nonhuman primates. Primatologists are united by a common interest in study subjects, but not necessarily by uniformity in academic training. Strong intellectual traditions in primatology emerged after World War II in the US and Canada, Western Europe, and Japan. In the US, primatologists are usually trained as psychologists, anthropologists, or, less often, biologists or zoologists. Training affects the research questions asked, the research setting, and, to some extent, possible career paths. Practicing primatologists benefit from skills acquired in advanced training in anthropology, biology, psychology, and philosophy. Primatologists work in a variety of settings including universities, primate research centers, laboratories, sanctuaries, and zoos. Famous primatologists include Jane Goodall, Birute Galdikas, Dian Fossey, and Frans de Waal.
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Dr. Sofia Bernstein will be presenting a workshop: "Introduction to Using R Statistical Programming"Next PAN Meeting: Nov. 30th
PAN meeting will be held November 30th at 5pm in the third floor lobby of Dean Hall.Dr. Lixing Sun, Guest Lecture, Dec. 2
Dr. Lixing Sun, Professor of Biological Sciences and 2016 CWU Phi Kappa Phi Scholar of the Year, wil