DANTA Welcomes Dr. William C. McGrew

DANTA is thrilled to announce that Dr. William C. McGrew will lecture in our summer 2015 Primate Behavior and Conservation course in the spectacular Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Course dates are June 15 – July 10, 2015. For more information out our tropical biology training programs, please visit our website and/or email us at conservation@danta.info.

William C. McGrew is Emeritus Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology, in the Division of Biological Anthropology, Dept. of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Cambridge. His most recent single-authored book was The Cultured Chimpanzee: Reflections on Cultural Primatology (Cambridge University Press, 2004). His latest book, co-authored with Japanese primatological colleagues, is Chimpanzee Behavior in the Wild: An Audio-Visual Encyclopedia (Springer, 2010). He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Since 1972, Prof. McGrew mostly has studied wild primates in Africa, especially chimpanzees from Senegal to Tanzania, but he has published on 15 other species too. Topics of research include elementary technology, extractive foraging, cultural primatology, insectivory, manual laterality, ecological parasitology, locomotion, and primate archaeology. He has over 200 articles in scientific journals or book chapters. His most recent field work was in August, 2014, at Serra da Capivara National Park, Brazil, on bearded capuchin monkeys.

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