NYCEP Core Course in Primate Ecology, Behavior, and Conservation

This course serves as a broad introduction to the theoretical underpinnings of and current literature on primate ecology, behavior, and conservation. Topics include primate distribution and habitats, social systems and social organization, diet and foraging strategies, community ecology, socioecology, food competition, life history and demography, sexual behavior and mating systems, sexual selection and reproductive strategies, aggression and dominance, kinship and cooperation, communication, cognition and intelligence, conservation genetics, and applied conservation. This course is required for all students in the New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology (NYCEP) graduate training program