The 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (2013)


Session 38. Nonhuman Primates in Human-modified Habitats: Explorations in ethnoprimatology. Invited Poster Symposium. Chair: Kerry Dore

Friday Afternoon, 301D Add to calendar

It has become increasingly difficult for primatologists to study free-­‐ranging non-­‐human primates that are not significantly impacted by anthropogenic disturbances. The emergent field of ethnoprimatology combines theories and methods from primatology, cultural anthropology, endocrinology, parasitology, epidemiology, geography, history and others to provide nuanced understandings of the interactions between humans and non-­‐human primates. These studies often elucidate varied conservation strategies that are custom-­fit to the needs of the country, environment and human cultural context inwhich these non-­‐human primates are situated.

The posters in this symposium include a survey of current ethnoprimatological studies and highlight new theoretical approaches to ethnoprimatology. Topics include: the use of geographic information systems and GPS in ethnoprimatology; overlapping resource use between humans and non-­human primates; the effect of anthropogenic habitat disturbance and/or tourism on non-­‐human primate behavior, stress and parasite load; disease transmission between humans and non-­‐human primates; conflict dynamics between humans and non-­‐human primates (e.g. crop-­‐damage, hunting) and the place of non-­‐human primates in local cultures. The goal of this symposium is to facilitate collaboration between researchers utilizing approaches from different disciplines to examine human and nonhumanprimate interactions. As humans and human-­‐modified habitats will play an increasingly larger role in studies of non-­human primates in the near future, the results of ethnoprimatological research are especially important and relevant.

1 Add to calendar A preliminary report on the interactions between humans and squirrel monkeys in the southern Costa Rica countryside. Laurie Kauffman.
2 Add to calendar The rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) of India: a liminal animal . Linda D. Wolfe.
3 Add to calendar Using a hierarchical generalized linear model to predict crop damage by vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus aethiops) in St. Kitts, West Indies. Kerry M. Dore.
4 Add to calendar Shared space in a sacred forest: Habitat use by humans and Javan gibbons (Hylobates moloch). Melissa A. Reisland, Joanna E. Lambert.
5 Add to calendar The role of exotic and ornamental plants in the feeding ecology of mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus) at Berenty Private Reserve, Madagascar. Krista Fish.
6 Add to calendar Varying responses to tourist interactions by white-faced capuchins (Cebus imitator) and mantled howlers (Alouatta palliata) in a Costa Rican wildlife refuge. Tracie McKinney.
7 Add to calendar Monkey tourism in Japan: How travel health knowledge, attitudes and practices may influence pathogen transmission. Hidemi N. DeHays, Michael P. Muehlenbein.
8 Add to calendar Habituation to tourists: protective or harmful?. Jessica L. Westin.
9 Add to calendar Extending ethnoprimatology: an exploration of human/orangutan interactions in an urban zoological garden. Ally Palmer, Nicholas Malone, Julie Park.
10 Add to calendar The looming legacy of deforestation for red colobus monkeys inKibaleNational Park. Krista M. Milich.
11 Add to calendar How Mentawai Island primate characteristics affect hunters’ prey choice. Lisa M. Paciulli, Kristin Sabbi.
12 Add to calendar Nonhuman Primates and "Others": Multispecies ethnography in the Dzanga Sangha Dense Forest Reserve (RDS), Central African Republic. Melissa J. Remis, Carolyn A. Jost Robinson.
13 Add to calendar Anthropogenic impacts on primate distribution and matrix-edge dynamics in a Bolivian forest. Ileana I. Diaz.
14 Add to calendar PRIMATE HABITAT SELECTION NEAR HUMANS IN NORTHERN MADAGASCAR: THE EDGE OF A PRIMARY FOREST VS. FOREST FRAGMENTS. Benjamin Z. Freed.
15 Add to calendar An ethnoprimatological assessment of human impact on the parasite ecology of silky sifaka (Propithecus candidus). James E. Loudon, Erik R. Patel, Charles Faulkner, Bobby Schopler, Rachel Kamer, Cathy V. Williams.
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