Primate Ethology

30 June – 11 July 2018

2018 Site Location: Soutpansberg Mountains, Limpopo Province, South Africa

  • Introduction & Orientation
  • Research Design
  • Sampling Methods
    • Ad libitum
    • Scan sampling
    • Behavior sampling
    • Focal sampling
  • Recording Methods
    • Continuous recording
    • Time recording
      • Instantaneous recording
      • One-zero recording
  • Collecting Data
  • Interpretation of Data


Cost: $3000

Cost includes all course fees, lodging, meals, conservation fees, entrance fees, Wilderness First Aid materials & certification fees, and in-country travel. Students are responsible for travel to & from South Africa.

If you are looking to pursue a career in primatology or another related field, I strongly recommend taking this field course with Dr. Wren. Brandi is a wonderful instructor who taught me very valuable lessons about data collection and field work that I have continued using at the graduate level. This field course allows you to establish new friendships, witness breathtaking scenery, and experience an interactive learning environment that you can’t easily obtain from a classroom setting.” – Brittany F., 2014