Suter Seminar: Into the Andes: The Cloud Monkeys of Peru

Where Science Center, 104

Duration 1 hour

Anneke DeLuycker, PhD
Assistant Professor of Conservation Studies
Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation
Front Royal, Va

More than half of the world’s primate species are threatened with extinction, due to pressures including habitat destruction, hunting, and illegal wildlife trade. They are also one of the best flagship species to represent the perils facing tropical forests, where over 90% of primates live. Primatologist, Dr. DeLuycker will give an overview of some traits and trends of our closest living relatives and the threats facing them. She will also discuss her field studies in the Andean foothills of northern Peru, to search for the enigmatic yellow-tailed woolly monkey and conduct the first long-term study on the Andean titi monkey.

Dr. DeLuycker is a Biological Anthropologist specializing in the ecology, behavior and conservation of primates, particularly in the Neotropics. As a field primatologist, Dr. DeLuycker has conducted research in Peru, Argentina, Ecuador, Guyana and Nicaragua. She obtained a BS in Zoology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MA in Biological Sciences and Applied Ecology from the State University of New York-Stony Brook, and a PhD in Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis. Dr. DeLuycker is currently Assistant Professor of Conservation Biology at the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation in Front Royal, Va. She recently had the chance to swim with whale sharks off the coast of Mexico.

Co-sponsored by STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) grant

Intended Audience General Public

Tags SCIENCE, Intellectual Life, Admission_Display_Panel

Contact Information

Name Lynn Quay

Phone # 432.4400

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