Abstract # 1154 Event # 255:

Scheduled for Wednesday, June 28, 2006 02:00 PM-04:00 PM: Session 39 (Kuku) Workshop

Workshop:  Data management in long-term field studies

P. M. Kappeler1,2
1German Primate Center, Dept. Behavioral Ecology & Sociobiology, Göttingen 37077, Germany, 2Dept. Sociobiology/Anthropology, University of Göttingen, Germany
     Primates are relatively long-lived mammals. Following individual life histories in wild populations can require several decades of data collection. This creates a problem compared to traditional field studies in that unique types of data can and should be collected. Moreover, these life history data need to be organized and managed in a way that allows accessibility and availability decades after they have been collected. I invite all those running long-term field studies (> 10 years) of primates to this workshop to exchange experiences with data collection and management. An additional goal of this workshop is to discuss ways to standardize these methods, so that data can be compared across sites and species.