Leila M. Porter
BIO A 370
Origins, major evolutionary trends, and modern taxonomic relationships of the nonhuman primates. Their distribution and habitat in relation to behavioral and morphological adaptations and their status as endangered species. Prerequisite: BIO A 201. Offered: A.
A general introduction to the taxonomy, anatomy, behavior and ecology of living primates. We will also cover special topics such as culture in chimpanzees, female dominance in lemurs and mixed species groups in tamarins.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lecture, class discussion and activities, and films.
Class assignments and grading
One research paper on a topic of your choice One short behavioral study on a primate group at the Woodland Park Zoo
1 Mid-term 1 Final Zoo project Research project In-class assignments