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                                                                                  Papio anubis, Kenya  ©R.Vercauteren Drubbel

The Belgian Group for Primatology

and the Groupe de contact FNRS ‘Primatologie’

invite you to their joint meeting on

Tuesday November 13, 2018  

Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique

Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen

Floor -1

29, Rue Vautier/straat  1000 Bruxelles/Brussel

Our famous invited speakers are

Adrien MEGUERDITCHIAN 

CNRS researcher
Laboratoire de Psychologie Cognitive, CNRS/Université Aix-Marseille, Marseille
Station de Primatologie, CNRS, Rousset, France

Tomas MARQUES  

Institut Biologia Evolutiva (Universitat Pompeu Fabra/CSIC)
ICREA Research Professor Dr. Aiguader, Barcelona, España

09:20  Welcome message Roseline Beudels (RBINS) and Régine Vercauteren Drubbel (ULB)

09:30  Physiological and behavioural responses to habitat fragmentation by black lion tamarins

Olivier Kaisin (ULiège, UNESP), Laurence Culot, Pascal Poncin & Fany Brotcorne 

09:50  Geophagy in yellow-tailed woolly monkeys (Lagothrix flavicauda), Peru

Vinciane Fack (ULB, ANPCP, UStrasbourg), R. Vercauteren Drubbel, S. Shanee , H. Meunier & M. Vercauteren

10:10  Pros and cons of primate sterilization in anthropogenic habitats: A study case of Balinese macaques

Fany Brotcorne (ULiège), Gwennan Giraud, Damien Broens, Sophie Delooz, N. Wandia & Marie-Claude Huynen

10:30 Investigating the social dynamics of free-ranging long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) under birth  control: A tool for primate management in urban environments.

Gwennan Giraud (ULiège), M.-Cl. Huynen, D. Broens, S. Delooz, N. Wandia, P. Poncin & F. Brotcorne

10:50 Proboscis monkey diet through DNA metabarcoding analyses

Valentine Thiry (ULB, RBINS), Arthur Boom, Danica J. Stark, Olivier Hardy, Roseline C. Beudels-Jamar , Régine Vercauteren Drubbel, Senthilvel K. S. S. Nathan,  Martine Vercauteren & Benoit Goossens

                          11:10   Coffee pause

11:20 Proximate origins of socio-cognitive differences in bonobos and chimpanzees: the past, present and future

Nicky Staes (UAntwerpen, CRC)

11:40 On the gestural origins of language:

Communication in primates & hemispheric specialization of the brain                                            

Adrien Meguerditchian, (CNRS/Université Aix-Marseille, France)

              12:30 Lunch

 14:30 Some notes on accumulative stone throwing of chimpanzees in the Boé-region, Guinea Bissau. 

Bartelijntje Buys(Chimbo Foundation, NL), Annemarie Goedmakers, Claire Delvaux, Piet Wit, & Henk Eshuis

    14:50 Social climate mediates information transmission in chimpanzees

Edwin J. C. van Leeuwen (UAntwerpen, CRC)

15:10  Great ape diversity and population history

                                                     Tomas Marques  (Barcelona, Spain)

16: 00 Coffee pause

16:20 Food preference in bonobos

Jonas Verspeek (UAntwerpen, CRC)

16:40 Temporal change in great ape spatial distribution in the northern periphery of the Dja Reserve, Cameroon

Jacob Willie (UGent, RZSA)

17:00 Report on the 2018 Congress of the International Primatological Society (IPS) in Nairobi, Kenya. Announcement of the 2019 Congress of the European Federation for Primatology (EFP) in Oxford.

Régine Vercauteren Drubbel (ULB)  

17:10  Closing message Fany Brotcorne  (ULiège)

 

Martine Vercauteren, President

Fany Brotcorne, Secretary

FNRS contact group

"Primatologie"

 

Régine Vercauteren Drubbel

ULB

President BGP

 

 


 

Gorilla beringei beringei  ©R. Vercauteren Drubbel

The Belgian Group for Primatology

and the Groupe de contact FNRS ‘Primatologie’

invite you to their joint meeting on

Monday December 4th , 2017 from 1:45 p.m

l’Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique

Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen

29, Rue Vautier/straat  1000 Bruxelles/Brussel

Our famous invited speakster is 

  Shelly Masi

Associate/Assistant Professor (Maître de conférences)

at the National Museum of Natural History (MNHN) in Paris, France.

 

“ Her current research aims at understanding the flexibility of foraging strategies and of the cognitive behaviour of great apes focusing on four main research lines :

1) animal nutritional and energetic needs, 2) feeding ecology and nutritional strategies in relation to spatio-temporal availability of food, 3) health status and medicinal plant choice, 4) feeding traditions, social learning, feeding knowledge transmission and culture.

Her field work profits from the tight collaboration with the Aka Pygmies, hunter-gathers, forest experts and gorilla trackers. A recent research line includes studies on the Aka Pygmies given their traditional use of forest plants for medicine and other usages.

Her research has been focussing mainly on the western gorillas, elusive and critically endangered species.”

PROGRAMME 

13:45  Welcome message Roseline Beudels (RBINS) and Régine Vercauteren Drubbel (ULB)

 

14:00  Foraging strategies and peculiar food choices in wild western gorillas

            Shelly Masi (National Museum of Natural History, Paris, France)

 

14:50  Do Grauer’s gorillas use similar plant species to local traditional healers ?

Chantal Shalukoma (ULB, ICCN-DRC), Caroline Stévigny (ULB),Marjolein Visser (ULB), Régine Vercauteren Drubbel (ULB)

 

15:10 The thread of life: alpha klotho in captive chimpanzees and bonobos

Jeroen MG Stevens (KMDA, UAntwerpen) & Verena Behringer (Max Planck Institute-DE)

 

15:30 Demography and matrix population model of commensal long-tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) in the framework of a sterilization programme, Ubud (Bali)

Fanny Cloutier (UCL, ULiège), Fany Brotcorne (ULiège) & Nicolas Schtickzelle (UCL)

 

15:50 Identification of animals interacting with Nauclea orientalis along the Kinabatangan River, Lower Kinabatangan Wildlife Sanctuary: uncovering proboscis monkeys (Nasalis larvatus) seed dispersal

Oriana Bhasin (ULB), Valentine Thiry (ULB, RBINS), Danica J. Stark (DGFS-MY), Senthilvel K.S.S. Nathan (SWD-MY), Régine Vercauteren Drubbel (ULB), Benoît Goossens (DGFS-MY), Martine Vercauteren (ULB)

 

16:10 Friends of the Orangutans Malaysia: conservation tools for an endangered species          

         Mélodie Kreyer

 

16:20 Report on the 2017 congress of the European Federation for Primatology (EFP) in Strasbourg

Announcement of the 2018 Congress of the International Primatological Society (IPS) in Kenya

Régine Vercauteren Drubbel (ULB)  

 

 16:30 Closing message Martine Vercauteren (ULB)

 

Martine Vercauteren (ULB), President

Fany Brotcorne (ULiège), Secretary

Groupe de contact FNRS 'Primatologie'

Régine Vercauteren Drubbel (ULB)

President BGP