1.7

Amazing Amazonian Monkeys

APRIL 9, 2021

Dr. Anthony Di Fiore

Professor, Anthropology
University of Texas at Austin



What is the talk about?

Humans have long been fascinated with their evolutionary cousins in the primate world, monkeys. Anthony Di Fiore combines observational methods and modern technology to study the behavior and ecology of spider monkeys and woolly monkeys in the Amazon rain forest of Ecuador. Join us as he talks about the fascinating social behavior of these creatures and how they may be both strikingly similar to, and vastly different from, humans.

Co-sponsored by

About our presenter

Dr. Anthony Di Fiore

Dr. Anthony Di Fiore

Anthony Di Fiore is an anthropologist, ecologist, and wildlife biologist interested in understanding the diversity of animal social systems. He has spent the past 30 years studying long-lived monkeys in the forests of the western Amazon using a combination of behavioral observations, radio tracking, acoustic recording, camera trapping, and molecular genetic labwork to investigate topics that are difficult to explore through observational studies alone.