Use of Medicinal Plants by African Apes

On October 16th, Dr. Michael Huffman will present a lecture on the use of medicinal plants by African great apes at IU Bloomington.  Dr. Huffman is on the faculty of Kyoto University’s Primate Research Institute. His research ranges from parasite ecology of apes and macaques, to the biological and ecological foundations of primate behavioral traditions, and the potential animal origins of traditional medicine.

Dr. Michael Huffman – international expert on the use of medicinal plants by African great apes

This is a public lecture, beginning at 6 pm in the Neal-Marshall Grand Hall at 275 North Jordan Avenue. The event is part of the Primate Behavior Speaker Series and is co-sponsored by the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior, and the College of Arts and Science’s Themester.   

Dr. Huffman’s newest book will be available in late October

Dr. Huffman has written extensively on the behavior of macaques and chimpanzees.  By describing exceptional studies currently being conducted at the Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University, Dr. Huffman introduces readers to the world of Japanese primatology. 



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