Interview

The Colours of a Primate Rainbow: Interview with Dr. Amanda Melin

Staff Writer, Luke Fannin Primates are exceptionally visually oriented mammals. Adapted to a life in the trees, their evolution has favored forward-facing eyes for enhanced depth perception (handy for accurately grasping branches) and has reduced their reliance on smell (hence the flatter faces). Reliance on sight has led to another development in our lineage: color …

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Living for the City: Interview with Dr. Iván Soto-Calderón

Living for the City: Interview with Dr. Iván Soto-Calderón The white-footed tamarin (Sagunius leucopus). Image courtesy of Giant Eland. Staff Writer, Luke Fannin My fellow research assistants from this past summer will undoubtedly agree with me when I say that tamarins are incredibly flexible when it comes to their daily habits in the Amazon rainforest. …

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Meet a Field Biologist: Interview with Dr. Mini Erkenswick Watsa

In the minds of many people, the life of a field biologist can be overly romanticized, assumed to be exceptionally perilous, or sometimes even thought of as superfluous or escapist.  Of course, none of these notions accurately capture the experiences of those working in the field. For anyone interested in this type of career, FPI’s …

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