The APBE (Advanced Primate Behavior and Ecology) course will take place at TuananBiological Field Station in Central Kalimantan.
Students will be familiarized with collecting behavioral data on wild orangutans, quantifying habitat characteristics, collecting biological samples, using GPS units and GIS software to record home ranges, analyzing data, and summarizing their data in the form of a scientific report. Lectures at the field station will be complemented by field-based demonstrations in the forest. This hands-on model of learning has proven most successful in education programs and field courses around the world. At the end of the short course, students will be required to present their research project results in a short power point presentation to the faculty, students, researchers, community members, and field assistants at the station.