Department of Social Sciences

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  • Nocturnal Primate Research Group

    The Nocturnal Primate Research Group (NPRG) provides an international forum for coordination of research on nocturnal primates. Research involves nocturnal and cathemeral [day-and-night active] primates from South America, Africa, Madagascar and Asia, using innovative techniques.

    The NPRG has developed a widespread network of collaborative links with academic institutions, conservation NGOs, enforcement agencies, wildlife societies, zoological museums and zoos. Its field studies help to determine the distribution and status of some of the most neglected species and to indicate the condition of declining habitats. It provides open access to research and research databases, and to its library of sound recordings.

  • Academic staff with related research interests

    Professor Simon Bearder

    Emeritus Professor
    Phone: +44 (0)1865 483950 | Email: skbearder@brookes.ac.uk | Location:

    Dr Giuseppe Donati

    Reader in Primatology / Biological Anthropology
    Phone: +44 (0)1865 483780 | Email: gdonati@brookes.ac.uk | Location:

    Professor Anna Nekaris

    Professor in Anthropology and Course Leader, MSc Primate Conservation

    Professor Vincent Nijman

    Professor in Anthropology
    Phone: +44 (0)1865 483760 | Email: vnijman@brookes.ac.uk | Location:

    Dr Magdalena Svensson

    MSc Primate Conservation Laboratory Technician
    Phone: +44 (0)1865 484938 | Email: m.svensson@brookes.ac.uk | Location: