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Black lion tamarin ecology in a sub-montane forest

Grant number: 22/02100-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2022
Effective date (End): July 31, 2024
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Ecology - Applied Ecology
Principal researcher:Laurence Marianne Vincianne Culot
Grantee:Mariana Antonia Raquel Breziski
Home Institution: Instituto de Biociências (IB). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rio Claro. Rio Claro , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:21/06668-0 - Primate resilience in an anthropogenic landscape, AP.BTA.JP2


A black lion tamarin group (BLT, Leontopithecus chrysopygus) has been discovered inCarlos Botelho State Park in 2013. Since then, except a monitoring of the group bythe Manaca Institute, no attempt has been conducted to understand the ecology of thespecies in this sub-montane forest, largely differing from the semi-deciduous habitatwhere it is usually found. In addition, in this area, the BLT co-occurs with three moreprimate species, the muriqui (Brachyteles arachnoides), the howler monkey (Alouattaguariba), and the capuchin monkey (Sapajus nigritus), giving the opportunity to studyinter-specific interactions and resource competition. Therefore, we request a Masterfellowship to study the BLT ecology and behavior in this sub-montane forest, focusing onits dietary habits, space use and inter-specific interactions. These data will enable tocomplement a large dataset on the resources used by the primates of the Carlos Botelhostate Park and estimate their dietary niches.

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