Allison Howard receives the 2013 American Society of Primatology General Small Grant

ASPAllison Howard, a PhD candidate in the Department of Psychology, has been selected to receive the 2013 American Society of Primatology General Small Grant. This grant was awarded to Allison for her field research entitled, “Navigation and route choice in bearded capuchin monkeys (Cebus (Sapajus) libidinosus)”. Allison’s research addresses the spatial orientation mechanisms of bearded capuchin monkeys using innovative route recording techniques and mathematical modeling of capuchin route choice.

The goals of the American Society of Primatology are to promote and encourage the discovery and exchange of information regarding primates, including all aspects of their anatomy, behavior, development, ecology, evolution, genetics, nutrition, physiology, reproduction, systematics, conservation, husbandry, and use in biomedical research.