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Rapid human encroachment in Madagascar, especially in the more accessible lowland areas, is threatening the existence of lemurs, according to a team of Oxford Brookes University academics. A new study indicates that the few lowland rainforests left in Madagascar are crucial for lemur conservation.
A research project focused uniquely on the missing voices and experiences of Syrian refugee fathers and the integration of their families has been recognised by the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards 2019.
Professor Anna Nekaris and a team of researchers has conducted the first ever study showing that the wild nocturnal primate, the Javan Slow Loris (Nycticebus javanicus), communicates in pure ultrasound, which is inaudible to the human ear. Before the discovery, it was commonly thought that slow lorises are almost silent. The study involved following the animals throughout their active periods.
The first-ever sleep study on a nocturnal primate performed in the wild has provided fascinating insights which might tell us more about our own sleep patterns.
A seminar with guest speaker Dr Roxana Willis
With Professor Jo Setchell
With Robert Simpkins
A seminar with guest speaker Prof. Alan Bairner