December 1 2016

17:00 TLSB 1100

EcoEvoPub Series

Graduate Student Presentations


Golden lion tamarins are endangered primates endemic to the Brazilian Atlantic coast forest, near the city of Rio de Janeiro. A conservation project began in 1984 and its active today. Reintroduction, translocation and in situ conservation were used to establish a meta-population. The main current threats are habitat fragmentation caused by highways, agriculture and urbanization, and the risk of disease from introduced common marmosets and humans. I will discuss the interplay among science, adaptive management and strategic planning used to set population goals, direct research and drive conservation actions to address the main threats to wild tamarins.