Cultural Transmission in Primates: An Overview of 60 Years’ of Research by Michael A Huffman, Associate Professor in Primatology at the Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University in Japan on Tuesday 22nd January 2013 at 5.00 p.m.
Posted on January 16th, 2013

Royal Asiatic Society Sri Lanka (RASSL) Lecture

 

Cultural Transmission in Primates: An Overview

of 60 Years’ of Research

 

by

 

Michael A Huffman, Associate Professor in Primatology at the Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University in Japan

 

on Tuesday 22nd January 2013 at 5.00 p.m.

 

at the

 

Gamini Dissanayake Auditorium,

 

No. 96, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 07

 

ALL ARE WELCOME

 

Michael A Huffman, an Associate Professor in Primatology at the Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University in Japan, received his MSc and DSc in Zoology from the Faculty of Science, Kyoto University. Over the last 35 years, Huffman has been conducting observational research on the Japanese macaque in both the wild and captivity. One of his long-term research programmes has been to follow the cultural transmission of a stone handling culture in Japanese macaques, and two other closely related species in the same taxonomic group. In addition, he has ongoing research on other macaque species in Taiwan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam on various aspects of host-parasite ecology, population genetics, and disease transmission. He studied self-medicative behavior in wild chimpanzees in Africa for 20 years.

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