SECTOR SANTA ROSA, COSTA RICA
Amanda Melin is co-director of primatological research on capuchin monkeys in Sector Santa Rosa, Área de Conservación Costa Rica along with Linda Fedigan (University of Calgary) and Kathy Jack (Tulane University). The main focus of our lab group is on sensory and feeding ecology. We record behavior and collect non-invasive fecal samples for molecular analysis of sensory genes and the gut microbiome. We also collaborate with the Santa Rosa osteology museum to conduct research linking stable isotopes with dietary ecology and with veterinarians and researchers at Kids Saving the Rainforest wildlife refuge in Quepos.
DANUM VALLEY AND MOUNT KINABALU, SABAH, BORNEO
We have also worked at two sites in Sabah, Borneo, in collaboration with Drs Henry Bernard (Universiti Malaysia Sabah; Bornean Biodiversity and Ecosystem Conservation), Fred Tuh Yit Yuh (Sabah Parks) and Konstans Wells (University of Adelaide)
LOS AMIGOS BIOLOGICAL FIELD STATION, PERU
Collaborator Mrinalini Watsa began working at El Centro de Investigación y Capacitación Rio Los Amigos (CICRA, or Los Amigos) in southeastern Peru in 2009. Her work is conducted in collaboration with Field Projects International (or PrimatesPeru), a nonprofit organisation she runs in collaboration with Gideon Erkenswick Watsa (University of Missouri-St. Louis).