Abstract # 2027 Event # 226:

Scheduled for Saturday, August 19, 2006 01:00 PM-02:45 PM: Session 22 (Regency East #1) Symposium

From Perception to Social Organization to Conservation Biology: Research Contributions in Tribute to an Outstanding Mentor in Primatology, Irwin S. Bernstein

C. L. Ehardt
Dept. of Anthropology, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602-1619, USA
     In tribute to their former doctoral mentor, Irwin S. Bernstein, five professional primatologists will present data-based papers on their current cutting-edge research. The breadth of research foci represented in the papers reflects both the strength of contribution to primatology by these primatologists and the extensive range of topics in contemporary primatology. Papers will examine sensory cues utilized in foraging behavior; critical aspects of primate social organization, including dominance and grooming relationships, kinship, and allomaternal behavior; and the essential role of global partnerships in effective conservation biology. The research represents both captive and native-habitat investigation, and focuses on a variety of primate species. The breadth and strength of topics, as well as the variance in approaches, are reflective of the career of the Outstanding Mentor in Primatology they pay tribute to – Irwin S. Bernstein – and he will close the symposium with a reflective contribution.