Field anthropologists regularly partner with host country scholars. Collaboration with local scholars is sometimes required by the host government in order to receive permits and permissions. From an ethical and professional standpoint, we discuss in-country collaboration is a best practice yet despite these collaborations that are foundational to the success of western researchers, host country scholars remain underrepresented in literature and at conferences. We need to move beyond including host country collaborators because we have to or need to, without further going out of our way to make a commitment to the recognition and inclusion of these key scholars. With a growing movement toward a more inclusive and accessible society, we need to recognize the value of indigenous knowledge with host country collaborators providing key intelligence and information that helps us access sites, develop field methods, and collect data and help keep projects alive during our absences from the field. We need to work harder to move away from the “parachute research” strategy in which privileged, economically advantaged researchers go into a host country and get the materials and resources they need, then leave to use the research for promotion, publication, and other gain, while the local people may be left out of coauthorship and long-term development or promotion opportunities. Host collaborators often face significant economic and logistical barriers in developing their career through international publication and conference attendance.
This symposium will pilot virtual talks, making the conference accessible to a larger audience and providing recognition of and development opportunities for under-represented scholars. Presentations will follow the traditional symposium format and use video conferencing tools. Talks will be 10 minutes with a 5 minute question period and 5 minute transition period to set up the next speaker. Each scholar will give a presentation focused on his or her current research.
|8:00||Diet Metabarcoding and Conservation of Tonkin Snub-nosed Monkey in Vietnam. Andie Ang, Amrita Srivathsan, Bach Tuong. Luu, Quyet Khac. Le, Rudolf Meier, Herbert Covert.|
|8:30||Increasing connectivity through artificial canopy bridge for the gibbons: a case study on the activity budget. Chanpen Saralamba, Wikanda Menpreeda.|
|9:00||State of knowledge on chimpanzee ecology and behavior in the unprotected zone of Diaguiri (Kédougou, Sénégal). Papa Ibnou. Ndiaye, Stacy M. Lindshield, Landing Badji, Jill D. Pruetz.|
|9:30||Anthroponotic transmission and evolution of Staphylococccus aureus in Green Vervet monkeys from The Gambia. Madikay Senghore, Sion C. Bayliss, Brenda A. Kwambana-Adams, Ebenezer Foster-Nyarko, Jainaba Manneh, Michel Dione, Henry Badji, Chinelo Ebruke, Emma L. Doughty, Harry A. Thorpe, Anna J. Jasinska, Christopher A. Schmitt, Jennifer D. Cramer, Trudy R. Turner, George Weinstock, Nelson B. Freimer, Mark J. Pallen, Edward J. Feil, Martin Antonio.|
|10:30||Time and energy budgets and food requirements of the crop raiding Barbary macaques Macaca sylvanus in the High Ourika valley, western High Atlas range, Morocco. Namous Salwa, Znari Mohammed.|
|11:00||Isolation, Antibiotic Resistance and High Co-colonisation of Human Pathogens among Human-Habituated Wild Monkeys in The Gambia. Ebenezer Foster-Nyarko, Brenda A. Kwambana-Adams, Madikay Senghore, Jainaba Manneh, Michel Dione, Anna J. Jasinska, Christopher A. Schmitt, Jennifer D. Cramer, Trudy R. Turner, George Weistock, Martin Antonio.|
|11:30||Discussant: Inza Kone|