DANTA Welcomes Dr. Christina Campbell

DANTA is delighted to announce that Dr. Christina Campbell will guest lecture in our summer 2016 Primate Behavior and Conservation course to be held in the spectacular Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Course dates are June 15-July 10, 2016. For more information about our training programs, please visit http://www.danta.info and/or email us at conservation@danta.info. Hope to see you in Costa Rica!

Originally from Christchurch, New Zealand Dr. Campbell is an Associate professor of Anthropology at California State University – Northridge.   Her undergraduate degree in Zoology is from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and her PhD, in Anthropology, is from the University of California – Berkeley.  She is a biological anthropologist specializing in New World primates, with an ongoing research project in Panama at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute site of Barro Colorado Island.  Her research examines the reproductive biology, behavioral ecology and the evolution of alcoholism among spider monkeys. An internationally known expert on spider monkeys, Dr. Campbell is the senior editor of Primates in Perspective, a college-level textbook that won the 2007 Choice Award for Outstanding Academic Title, an honor granted by the American Library Association to books that make exceptional contributions to undergraduate education. She is the sole editor of “Spider Monkeys: Behavior, Ecology and Evolution of the Genus Ateles”, and has multiple peer reviewed articles on spider monkey behavioral ecology and reproductive biology in leading journals.  In her spare time, Dr. Campbell enjoys playing the sport of Netball and horse back riding.


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