11th/12th MAY SPRING CONFERENCE: CALL FOR ABSTRACTS!!!
Abstract submissions for our 2023 Spring meeting at Anglia Ruskin University are now open. You can submit your abstract between the 22nd of March - the 5th of April to the email address listed on the form below. We're looking for project pitches, work in progress, or final results. Don't forget, if you're presenting from a range country, you will receive free admission to the conference!
Please download the abstract submission form here
Plenary Announcement! PSGB Welcomes Dr. Anthony Rylands
The PSGB is delighted to welcome Dr. Anthony Rylands to deliver his talk "Primate Taxonomy and Conservation" at the Spring meeting held at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge on the 11th and 12th of May. Be sure to mark the dates in your calendars!
Anthony Rylands is Primate Conservation Director at Re:wild, a conservation NGO based in Austin, Texas, USA. He graduated in Zoology from Imperial College, London in 1973, and began his career in 1976, at the National Institute for Amazon Research (INPA) in Manaus, Brazil. After three years of field research on the ecology and behaviour of marmosets in the state of Mato Grosso, and the golden-headed lion tamarin in the state of Bahia, he earned his doctorate in 1982 at Cambridge University.
He was subsequently coordinator of the primate component of the pioneer, long-term “Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project” at INPA. In 1986, he left INPA to take up a professorship at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Southeast Brazil, taking part in the newly established postgraduate course there in Ecology and Conservation. While there his research focussed on the primates of Brazil’s Atlantic Forest.
In 2000, Anthony moved to Washington, DC, to work in Conservation International’s headquarters in the newly created Center for Applied Biodiversity Science (CABS), where he was particularly involved in conservation planning, and in 2017, he moved, with Russell Mittermeier, to Re:wild. Rylands is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and, since 1996, Deputy Chair of the IUCN/SSC Primate Specialist Group. He was founding editor, in 1993, of the newsletter and journal Neotropical Primates, and is currently editor of the journal Primate Conservation. He has edited nine books and authored more than 320 articles and book chapters on protected areas as well as primate behaviour, ecology, conservation, distributions, and taxonomy.
Have you thought about organising a PSGB meeting?
Please get in contact if you or your organisation would like to host the next PSGB meeting!
Organising a meeting will not only help PSGB, but will also provide you with opportunities to create a partially themed meeting that may have a particular bearing on your own work, or to invite speakers who have inspired your own research. It is also fun! You do not need to have a PhD; postgraduate students are just as welcome. Showing you have organised a scientific meeting will looks great on your CV.
We have guidelines that can help you plan and structure your meeting and a team of experienced people who can provide you with advice.
If you would like organise a future meeting (summer or winter), please contact our Meetings Officer, Shannon Farrington ([email protected]) to talk about what is involved.