Tag Archives: Biology

New Course Offering: WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABILITY

Dates: August 2-17, 2017 Program fee: $2500 Application deadline: June 1, 2017 Location: Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Sponsoring Organization: DANTA: Association for Conservation of the Tropics in collaboration with Osa Conservation and Planet Conservation Course Description The proximate and ultimate causes of decline in rain forest habitats and biodiversity will be examined through a combination of direct observations in the field, lectures, and

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New Course Offering- Birds of Costa Rica

DANTA is delighted to announce a new course offering for summer 2017!  Birds of Costa Rica will be held from July 15-July 30, 2017 at Osa Conservation‘s Piro Research Station in Costa Rica’s spectacular Osa peninsula. As the one of the largest tracts of rain forest north of the Amazon (roughly 400,000 acres in the Osa Conservation Area), it is renowned for high

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DANTA WELCOMES DR. KAREN STRIER

DANTA and Osa Conservation are delighted to announce that Dr. Karen Strier will guest lecture in our summer 2017  Primate Behavior and Conservation course to be held in the spectacular Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. Course dates are June 15 – July 10, 2017. For more information, please visit  www.danta.info and/or email us at conservation@danta.info. Karen B. Strier is Vilas Research Professor

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Primates Watching Primates

Primates Watching Primates Sara Lucci, Anthropology, Ohio State University I kind of stumbled into the Primate Behavior and Conservation class. Other summer plans weren’t working out, so with the encouragement of my professors, I applied to DANTA. About two months and twenty trips to REI later, I was on an airplane to San Jose, Costa Rica. Each day started out

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Personality and Pair Bonds

By Lisa Barrett Most people now recognize that their pets have notable personalities, and you probably know a timid, aggressive, or social dog or cat. But behavioral ecologists have been studying individual behavioral variation for some time. What once was deemed to be “statistical noise” or the result of inaccurate measurements, individual behavioral type, or personality, is now one of the

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