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The DPZ in Madagascar

The German Primate Center (DPZ) has operated a field station in Madagascar since 1993. It is located on a forestry concession of the CNFEREF in Kirindy Forest. Our research activities focus on the 8 lemur species of the region, addressing various aspects of their behavior and ecology. We also conduct projects on lemur biodiversity.

Information for interested external users and students

The DPZ field station is principally available for external users, but members of the DPZ and students of the University of Göttingen have priority of access to the limited number of available slots. Interested external users will be accommodated on a first-come, first-serve basis; projects dealing with botanical questions or animals other than mammals will be given priority. Interested parties should communicate their interest in working in Kirindy at least 6 months ahead of time to Prof. Dr. Peter Kappeler.