Social behavior in wild lemurs

Department for the Ecology of Animal Societies

What’s the project about?
We study how individuals and groups coordinate their behavior using wild Verreaux’s sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi), a diurnal folivorous lemur. These charismatic primates locomote by vertical leaping & clinging, live in small social groups with variable sex ratios, and communicate using a variety of vocalizations and scent-marking. To understand how communication affects intra- and inter-group behavior, we deployed remote sensors on 28 wild adult sifaka in summer 2023. We now offer projects working with both video and audio collected from these remote sensors.

Who can apply?
The project is open to BSc students

Who should I contact?
Tracy Montgomery and Meg Crofoot, Department for the Ecology of Animal Societies

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