The Northern Muriqui Project of Caratinga, July 2017
I thank CNPq for permission to conduct research in Brazil, and Drs. Célio Valle, César Ades, and Gustavo Fonseca for serving as my Brazilian sponsors at different times over the years, and Sérgio L. Mendes for his ongoing support and collaboration in this role. I also thank the Abdala family for permission to conduct this research at the RPPN Feliciano Miguel Abdala (previously known as the Estação Biológica de Caratinga), Minas Gerais, Brazil, and especially Ramiro Abdala Passos and the Sociedade para a Preservação de Muriqui (Preserve Muriqui), CI and CI-Brasil, and Dr. Sérgio L. Mendes for their help with logistics and long-term collaboration.
Many people have contributed to the long-term demographic data records, and I am grateful to them all (in alphabetical order by last name):
Luisa Arnedo, Maira L. Assunção, Renan César Cruz Batista, Nilcemar Bejar, Jean P. Boubli, Pollyanna Silva Campos, Tatiane Cardosa, Ana Carvalho, Denison Carvalho, Cristiane Cäsar, Thiago Calvacante, Alba Z. Coli, Jefferson F. Cordeiro, Claudia G. Costa, Paulo Coutinho, Marina Schulz de Cristo, Laina Dib, Leonardo G. Dias, Luiz.G. Dias, Jerônimo Sanguinetti Eltz, Fabrício Rodrigues Fernandes, Daniel S. Ferraz, André Ferreira, Janiana Fidelis, Antonio Robério G. Freire Filho, Jairo Gomes, Danusa Guedes, Vanesa O. Guimarães, Robson Hack, Maria F. Iurck, Anamélia de Souza Jesus, Mariane Kaizer, Joice de Lima, Marlon Lima, Meina Maciel, Igor Inforzato Martins, Waldney P. Martins, Francisco D.C. Mendes, Ana Beatriz Siqueira de Morais, Italo M. Mourthé, Fernada Neri, Marcello Nery, Sebastião Neto, Claudio P. Nogueria, Adriana Odalia Rímoli, Andreia Oliva, Lucio Oliveira, Fernanda P. Paim, Carla B. Possamai, Rodrigo C. Printes, Valéria Cristina de Paula Ribeiro, José Rímoli, Samantha S. Rocha, Regiane C. Romanini, Luana Vinhas Muniz Santos, Andreia Maria da Silva, Breno G.M. da Silva, J.C. da Silva, Vagner Souza, Daniel V. Slomp, Fernanda P. Tabacow, William Teixeira, Marcos Tokudo, Karynna Tolentino, and Eduardo M. Veado.
I especially thank Carla de Borba Possamai and Fernanda Pedreiro Tabacow for their commitment to the long-term demographic data, Marcello Nery for his help with field logistics, Ramiro Abdalla Passos for his leadership of Preserve Muriqui, and Sérgio Lucena Mendes for his collaboration and help in all aspects of the Project.
The field study has been supported by funds from a variety of sources, including the National Science Foundation (BNS 8305322, BCS 8619442, BCS 8958298, BCS 9414129, BCS 0621788, BCS 0921013), National Geographic Society, Liz Claiborne and Art Ortenberg Foundation, Fulbright Foundation, Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid, Grant #213 from the Joseph Henry Fund of the NAS, World Wildlife Fund, L.S.B. Leakey Foundation, Chicago Zoological Society, Lincoln Park Zoo Neotropic Fund, Center for Research on Endangered Species (CRES), Margot Marsh Biodiversity Foundation, Conservation International, the Graduate School of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Hilldale Professorship and a Vilas Research Professorship from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I also thank Pablo Fernicola, Sonia Souza, and the Microsoft Corporation Employee Matching Gifts Program for their donations to the project, and Global Wildlife Conservation. This research has complied with all institutional IACUC guidelines and U.S. and Brazilian regulations.