MSc Primate Conservation 10th Anniversary Conference

The MSc Primate Conservation 10th Anniversary Conference marks a decade of successful research and conservation in which past and present students and research associates can gather again to discuss and share the challenges and successes of primate conservation.

This two-day research conference will highlight the research and achievements of students during ten years of Primate Conservation at Oxford Brookes University.

Disciplines explored:

  • Primate Diversity and Status
  • Human‐Wildlife Interaction
  • Research Methods
  • Captive Management and Rehabilitation
  • Genetics
  • Environmental Education

Each session will focus on the research of our previous graduates with a keynote address by a recognized authority in the field including former staff members and PhD research students, honorary research associates and visiting speakers from our long-running seminar series on Primate Conservation.

Presentations and discussion

Our conference will address and answer the central question, ‘What is primate conservation?’ There will be both oral and poster presentations from past students whose work has impacted the conservation field, and renowned primatologists including Dr Thomas Geissmann, Dr Christoph Schwitzer, Professor Phyllis Lee, Dr Alison Jolly, as well as top conservationist and primatologists, Professor John F Oates and Dr Anthony Rylands. Both Professor John F Oates and Dr Anthony Rylands will be leading round‐table discussions.

Since 2000, the Primate Conservation programme has reached 308 students of 36 nationalities. A total of 211 projects have been conducted in 42 countries. Each year, three habitat‐country students are provided with scholarships to attend the MSc, resulting in a diverse range of knowledge and experiences. The great interest in and success of the MSc Primate Conservation programme earned it one of twenty Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for excellence in Further and Higher Education in 2007.