Laurence Culot

I graduated in the University of Liège in Belgium (2003) with a work about the Guinea Baboons in Guinea (West Africa). From 2004 to 2009, I spent a lot of time in the Amazonian Forest of Peru where I studied the seed dispersal by a mixed-species group of tamarins for my Master Thesis (2005) and European PhD (2009) at the University of Liège (Superviser: Dr Marie-Claude Huynen) and Deutsches Primatenzentrum of Goettingen (Germany) (Co-superviser: Prof Dr Eckhard W. Heymann). Then, I went to Brazil for my post-doc (2011-2013) at the Laboratório de Biologia da Conservação with Prof Dr Mauro Galetti where I worked on the effect of defaunation on the recruitment success of a tree species of the Atlantic Forest. In 2014, I turned Assistant Professor at the Zoology Department of the Sao Paulo State University (UNESP) where I continue my research in primatology. I am particularly interested in the role of primates in the ecosystem, principally on the forest regeneration, through the seed dispersal process. I search to understand how anthropogenic activities affect the functional role of primates through behavioral, ecological or physiological alteration. I also study plant-animal interactions in general with an interest in post-dispersal seed fate (seed predation, secondary seed dispersal by rodents and dung beetles).










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