9th to 16st June 2018
At CRASE: Strada Provinciale 34, km3,5, 58055, Semproniano, (GR), Italia
In collaboration with WWF
The field school will introduce students to primate behavioural observation as a tool for understanding their ecology and consequently improving the conservation strategies. The duration of the school will be of 8 days, during which students will acquire fundamentals on:
– methods of primate behaviour data collection
– specific behavioural attitudes according to their taxonomical classification
– primate ecology according to their taxonomical classification
– primate conservation in captivity and in the wild
The School is organized in modules. Those are structured in theoretical lessons and practical exercises, in order enabling students to acquire an introductory basis and first hand training. To gain expertise in behavioural data collection students will have the opportunity to apply diverse methods to four primate species. In this way they will learn to observe and identify species specific behavioural patterns. Subsequently, module in behavioural data analysis will provide students with theoretical and concrete skills to study primate behaviour, sociality, cognition, and ecology. In addition, conservation policies and strategies will complement the educative plan. Students will also be introduced to current debates on primate conservation in nature and in the wild.
Daily time will be organized in morning and afternoon theoretical and/or practical lessons respectively. Normal classes hours will run from 9a.m. to 1p.m. in the morning and from 2p.m. to 6p.m. in the afternoon. Evenings are devoted to complementary conferences, individual study or social events.
At the end of the school, students will be asked to produce a final work in which they should demonstrate the appropriation of conceptual frameworks and practical skills offered during the course. The positive result of the final work will enable students to obtain the certificate of affirmative conclusion of the course.
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