The behavioral services unit (bsu) at the oregon national primate research center (onprc) is devoted to the psychological well-being of our nonhuman primates (nhps. Abnormal behavior definitions abnormal behavior has been observed in a wide variety of primate species housed in zoos, laboratories and sanctuaries. Primate behavioral research date posted: 2008-11-10 position description: i am looking for a full-time primate behavioral research position in a captive or zoo environment. T he neuroscience and behavior unit provides services, training, consulting and collaborative expertise in the areas of basic neuroscience, stress physiology, psychoneuroimmunology, cognitive neuroscience, epigenomics, and psychosocial processes in nonhuman primates nb unit research focuses on integrating multiple levels of analysis (social, psychological, physiological, neurobiological, and. Social behavior of animals emphasizing nonhuman primates social and hormonal influences upon the development and expression of sexual behavior development of sexually dimorphic behavior and social roles in nonhuman primates.
A team led by a researcher who customarily studies nonhuman primate behavior has found that humans working in operating rooms (ors) follow the same general primate patterns of hierarchy and gender their results are published in the proceedings of the national academy of sciences, in a paper titled. Social structure most primates, including humans, spend their lives in large social groups or communities in the case of semi-terrestrial species, such as baboons, being in a large community helps provide protection against predatory cats, dogs, and hyenas. Animal behavior news scientific research on altruism in animals bullying, anti-predator behavior, weird eating and mating habits and more. Offering selected research resources about primates, this bibliography touches upon various primate behaviors and adaptations to their ecology.
Because primates are among the most social of animals, social behavior is one of the major topics in primate research this is a broad subject that includes all aspects. We study nonhuman primate behavior to help us better understand our own species behavior since we are primates - primate behavior includes humans yet, clearly there are differences in behavior among different species of primates - especially humans similar behaviors may also have different causes. Explore the latest articles, projects, and questions and answers in primate behavior, and find primate behavior experts.
Detailed description this training program targets those with a strong interest in primate biology, animal behavior or wildlife biology it is based on a long-term study of tamarins that are individually identifiable and radio-collared as a result of the annual mark-recapture program conducted at this site. Vertebrate models (eg, rodents, swine, nonhuman primates) have long played a central role in biomedical research because they share much in common with humans with respect to genetics, development, physiology, behavior and disease. Primate behavior a study of orangutans and mandrills overall the observation showed many of the behaviors that are explained in larsen's book and the san diego zoo orangutan website one difference that was noted often was the interaction with the human primates and how they almost seemed to cohabitate.
Biological and environmental regulation of nonhuman primate behavior since the late 1980s, we have conducted research on many aspects of behavior in different species of nonhuman primates including macaques, baboons, and the great apes. Primate behavior: developments in field and laboratory research, volume 2, features a collection of papers that points toward the significance and efficacy of the interspecific and interenvironmental comparative approaches to the study of primate behavior. Primate behavior: developments in field and laboratory research, volume 4 examines developments in field and laboratory research on primate behavior topics range from facial expressions in nonhuman primates to the behavior and malnutrition in the rhesus monkey.
Animal behavior research findings facilitate comprehensive captive animal care: the birth of behavioral management concerted efforts of a few individuals who began their careers working in the zoo community and in some cases managing primate research facilities. Ape women: 10 dedicated primate researchers her research into human evolution led her to study primates, starting with the behavior of hamuman langurs in india.
Primate behavioral ecology lab research as the most extensive great ape dataset in the world, we can finally investigate social behavior across the lifespan and directly relate behavior to reproductive outcomes. Primate behavior: developments in field and laboratory research, volume 1, was created to fill the need for a publication series which can provide a continuing arena of discourse for all those scientists of varying disciplines concerned with the behavior of primates. Primate behavior research in japan, how- ever, was originally conducted within the tradition of anthro- pology, and it is only later that such research established a. Studying and understanding primate behavior is essential to the overall assessment of their welfare and care practices the national zoo's primate team is currently seeking interns to assist with studies in the areas of guenon social behavior and guenon enrichment assessment.