EFP News

February 9th -11th, 2022

European Federation for Primatology - GfP conference

Arnhem, The Netherlands


Due to the Covid-19 crisis the EFP/GfP meeting originally planned for February 2021, has been postponed to February 2022.

"Dear European Primatologists,

First, and foremost, we would like to let you know that we have extended the deadline for early-bird registration to November 15th, which then coincides with the deadline for abstract submission. Thus, if you haven’t registered yet, please do so asap, and if you want to present your work at the EFP-GfP 2022, then please submit your abstract before November 15th.
As for those abstracts, we are happy to let you know that the Revue de Primatologie (https://journals.openedition.org/primatologie/) has offered to publish all abstracts after the conference (unless authors do not want their abstract published of course).

With regard to registering, we have received some emails from people encountering problems with the pay-system. After inquiry with our sales team, we have deduced that the problem lies with the billing-address of our constantly moving community. Please make sure the Billing Address is the address from which you ordered your credit-card (which is not necessarily your current address).

To reach the larger community, and to allow for pre-conference loud calls, pant hoots, chirrups, woo-calls, and or barks, we have now also set up a Twitter account @EFP_GfP2022.

You can register here: https://www.efp-gfp2022arnhem.com/registration 

The registration give you access to the conference (+ the zoo), lunch on Thursday and Friday, and dinner + party on Friday evening.

We look forward to welcoming you and the rest of the community in person in Arnhem.

Yours sincerely,

Jorg Massen & Liesbeth Sterck (organisers of the EFP-GfP 2022 conference)"

  • Organizers

​Elisabeth H.M. STERCK

Animal Ecology Group, Utrecht University

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Animal Ecology Group, Utrecht University

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  • ​Scientific Advisory Board

Thomas Bionda

Apenheul Primate Park, Apeldoorn, NL

​Charlotte K. Hemelrijk

Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences, University of Groningen, NL

​​Karline R.L. Janmaat 

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, DE

​​Mariska E. Kret

Cognitive Psychology Unit, Leiden University, NL

​Jan A. Langermans

Anim. Sci. Dept., Biomedical Primate Research Centre, Rijswijk, NL

Edwin J.C. van Leeuwen

Behavioral Ecology and Ecophysiology, University of Antwerp, BE



Exciting program below, and check the abstracts here

Jorg Massen* & Liesbeth Sterck (organizers)

*Assistant Professor, Animal Ecology, Utrecht University, Secretary General, Austrian Research Center for Primatology

 Wednesday Feb. 10th, 2021 

 1.Vedrana Šlipogor (Universität Wien)

 Unique, just like everyone else? Integrative approach to the study of personality in

 common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus)

 2. Alex Mielke (University of Oxford, UK)

Replicability and reproducibility in primate sociality studies 

3. Jaimie Morris (Canterbury Christ Church University, UK)

Genetic and morphological analyses of historic and contemporary populations of western lowland gorilla: A multidisciplinary approach for the conservation of

a critically endangered primate

Wednesday Feb. 17th, 2021

1.Iván García-Nisa (Durham University, UK)

Investigating the contribution of communication to social learning opportunities in Barbary macaques

 2.Cécile Sarabian (Kyoto University, Japan)

From cognition & behavior to infection: primate responses to parasitic threat

3.Pooja Dongre (Université de Lausanne, Switzerland)

Immigrants trigger novel food acquisition in a wild primate

Wednesday Feb. 24th, 2021 

1.Eva Gazagne (Université de Liège, Belgium) 

From the ground to the sky: Habituation, surveys, and areal monitoring technologies in primatological fieldwork

2.Francesca De Petrillo (Institute for Advanced Study of Toulouse, France)

Ecological variation in primate decision-making

3. Grégoire Boulinguez-Ambroise (Centre for Research and Interdisciplinarity-Paris)

Infant-holding: The forgotten behavior in primate developmental and evolutionary studies

Wednesday March 3rd, 2021 (previously scheduled for February 3rd, 2021)

 1. Charlotte Canteloup (Université de Lausanne, Switzerland)

 From whom to learn? Social learning biases in wild vervet monkeys 

2. Daria Valente (Università di Torino, Italy)

Similarities and differences in lemur vocal behaviour: a comparative approach

3. Dietmar Crailsheim (Universitat de Girona, Spain)

Assessing the sociability of former pet and entertainment chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) by using a monolayer and a multiplex social network approach


 September 8 - 11, 2019

Last EFP congress was in Oxford, United Kingdom

" Our primate heritage, our primate legacy "


  • Primate Research Group, Univesrity of Oxford
  • Oxford Brokkes University
  • Primate Society of Great Britain

University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University hosted  the EFP-PSGB Conference.

Spread over four days and multiple venues in an iconic city, the conference organized five excellent keynote speakers

and a full programme of talks, posters, workshops, and symposia, as well as a banquet in an Oxford college.





Thanks to 270 participants, 5 outstanding keynote speakers,

numerous oral and poster presentations  the meeting was a scientific and social success !