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The DPZ in Peru - General Information

EBQB Fieldstation Peru

The Estación Biológica Quebrada Blanco (EBQB) is a small research station in the Amazonian rainforest in northeast Peru.

It was founded in 1984 by the Peruvian biologist Rogerio Castro and since 1985 it is used by our working group for ecological and ethological investigations on New World primates.

Research Objectives

Basic ecological and ethological research on sympatric New World primates, particularly tamarins (Saguinus mystax und Saguinus fuscicollis) that live in interspecific associations.

  • social behaviour and social organization
  • social communication, particularly olfactory communication
  • feeding ecology and habitat use
  • animal-plant interactions: seed dispersal
  • mechanisms of niche differentiation
  • predator-prey-relationship
  • costs and benefits of interspecific associations in tamarins
  • parasitism