Anthropology Graduate Seminar

  • Starts: 11:45 am on Thursday, November 15, 2018
  • Ends: 1:30 pm on Thursday, November 15, 2018
"Navigating the Night: Movement Ecology in a Nocturnal Primate" Dr. Stephanie Poindexter The movement ecology paradigm aims to address the intrinsic motivations to move, the basic ability to physically move, where and when to move, and the broad range of external cues that inform movement decisions. It is essential that we understand movement processes as suitable habitat decreases and growing human populations increasingly drive primates to change the way they perceive and interact with their environment. To evaluate how a nocturnal primate, the slow loris (Nycticebus spp.) form and navigate their home range physically and spatially, I present data on morphology, habitat use, social cohesion and ranging behavior. Dr. Poindexter is a postdoctoral associate in the Sensory Morphology and Genomic Anthropology Lab at Boston University. She specializes in nocturnal primate movement and her current research focuses on the relationship between olfaction and navigation.
African Studies Seminar Room, 5th Floor, 232 Bay State Road
Contact Name:
Merry White
Contact Phone:
(617) 353-8707

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