Needless to say, any new technology that can aid in lemur conservation efforts would be welcome indeed in a paper published last month in the journal bmc zoology, a team of researchers makes the case that facial recognition software could be such a potent tool that they might not only help inform. Stool sample collector is not a glamorous way to introduce oneself at a party but in the course of their research, gut microbiologists erin mckenney and lydia greene have spent a lot of time waiting for animals to relieve. By analyzing the bacteria present and the chemicals being produced, the researchers could determine how the gut microbes were making use of each lemur's diet to put this work in context, it's important to know that ruffed and ringtail lemurs have very different guts, physically ruffed lemurs have very. The lemurs of madagascar, the most diverse group of primates in the world, had even more members in their ranks before humans first arrived on the island two land is one reason why madagascar is considered a “laboratory of evolution” by researchers like university of massachusetts paleontologist laurie godfrey. Then, after the students complete high school, the researchers hope they'll return as university students to help screen mouse lemurs and contribute to the research for those who don't make it to the lab, the researchers hope to encourage appreciation of the vital work that's being done with the island's. Indri locally called babakoto, the indri is not only the world's largest lemur (with males weighing up to 9kg) but also the outstanding icon of andasibe it is well known for its distinctive wailing song that can be heard up to 3 km away highly arboreal and primarily folivorous (leaf-eating) indri prefer young leaves of.
The plan identifies 30 priority sites essential for lemur conservation and calls for local management of key protected areas as well as more long-term research in critical lemur habitats the conservation plan and science paper also advocate a renewal of ecotourism in madagascar—which nearly faded to. Kathryn scobie is currently studying the sleeping site characteristics and habitat use of the southern woolly lemur, in forest fragments of varying degrees of degradation in southeast madagascar there are three of us in the research team, and we employ guides and a cook from nearby villages who work and live with us. The lemur is a very intelligent primate, and there is plenty of research out there to back that up. Human disturbance of tropical rainforests in madagascar is changing the diets of critically endangered greater bamboo lemurs, report researchers these lemurs are now eating culm, the woody trunk of the bamboo, for longer stretches of the year ultimately, the researchers report, the dietary constraint will.
The seed madagascar lemur research and conservation program offers interns and volunteers the opportunity to get involved in various aspects of ongoing conservation work in southeast madagascar, working with a multi award -winning charity the project integrates research on endangered flora and fauna with. Abstract the ring-tailed lemur (lemur catta) is a group-living strepsirhine primate endemic to madagascar that has a complex vocal repertoire including affiliative moan and hmm calls past research has suggested that both vocalisations may be contact calls, and we assessed their usage in addition to. The german primate center (dpz) has operated a field station in madagascar since 1993 it is located on a forestry concession of the cnferef in kirindy forest our research activities focus on the 8 lemur species of the region, addressing various aspects of their behavior and ecology we also conduct projects on lemur.
Mckenney spends the majority of her time looking for the stiff, upright lemur tails that are “the universal sign of pooping”—and her dirty work might help us better understand the origins of bowel diseases in humans mckenney and her fellow researchers recently discovered that the gut microbiomes of two of. But the researchers say theirs is the first study to try decoding the hmm call in the wild the findings show ring-tailed lemurs display gregarious social behavior that is much more nuanced than many researchers assume, says laura bolt, a primatologist at the university of toronto and the paper's lead author. Discover curiosity and knowledge prompt discovery discovery prompts action and the more we learn about lemurs, the better we are able to protect them in the wild, care for them in captivity, and engage the public to not only care, but to participate and how do we discover through research the duke lemur center.
Anne daphne yoder (born august 9, 1959) is an american biologist, researcher, and professor in the department of biology at duke university in durham, north carolina, united states yoder's work includes the study, preservation, and conservation of the multifarious biodiversity found in madagascar one of her main. Of our research we also wish to thank lydia greene and holly schneider- brown for their dedication to forwarding lemur conservation and awareness additionally, we thank dr anna nekaris and 3 anonymous reviewers for their feedback, which significantly improved this paper funding was provided by. Of lemur biology and conservation, and to alert interested people to particular threats to lemurs as they arise lemur news welcomes the results of original research, field surveys, advances in field and laboratory techniques, book reviews, and informal status reports from research, conservation and management programs.