Abstract # 21:

Scheduled for Saturday, September 13, 2014 03:30 PM-05:30 PM: Session 8 (Decatur A) Symposium


M. Bloomsmith
Yerkes National Primate Res. Ctr., Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
     The field of primatology is broad, with work taking place in a variety of settings including zoos, laboratories, research centers, sanctuaries and the field. Many primatologists concentrate their work in one of these settings, while others make important contributions to primatology in multiple arenas. Dr. Terry Maple is the latter type of primatologist. While best known for his work as a zoo leader, he has studied primates in many settings, has helped to improve their welfare in laboratories, has worked to protect them in the wild, and has educated others about primates. He believes that science-trained primatologists are essential in solving many of the complex problems surrounding the care and protection of primates. This session will provide updates from former graduate students of Dr. Maple, showing how his influence persists in areas of endeavor such as conducting behavioral and cognitive research in zoos, promoting the welfare of laboratory primates, using behavior analysis in captive primate management, promoting primate conservation efforts, and integrating field and laboratory research. Expected participants are Evan Zucker, Michael Hoff, Bonnie Perdue, Mollie Bloomsmith, and Allison Martin.