Claudia Sousa

Cláudia Sousa

   4.5.1975 - 29.9.2014


Fundo Memorial Cláudia Sousa para o Avanço da Primatologia e das Ciências da Vida Selvagem em Portugal

O presente fundo, estabelecido pela equipa internacional de investigação de Bossou-Nimba, tem como principal objetivo a continuação da visão e missão de Cláudia Sousa de encorajar e inspirar o estudo da Primatologia e das Ciências da Vida Selvagem entre os estudantes portugueses. Para tal, um candidato por ano irá ser selecionado. As inscrições destinam-se a estudantes de licenciatura, mestrado ou doutoramento de nacionalidade Portuguesa, que tenham sido inspirados pela carreira de Cláudia Sousa, e com interesse em seguir uma carreira na área de Primatologia e das Ciências da Vida Selvagem.

Claudia Sousa Memorial Fund for the Advancement of Portuguese Primatology and Wildlife Sciences

The objective of this fund, established by the Bossou and Nimba Research team, is to continue Claudia Sousa’s vision to encourage and inspire Primatological and Wildlife studies by Portuguese students. One applicant per year will be selected. Applications are invited from Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students of Portuguese nationality who have been inspired by Claudia and her work and wish to pursue a career in Primatology and Wildlife Sciences.

Backdround Photo: Sunset over Mont Gban. Bossou Forest, Mont Nimba, Guinea. Jan 2011. ©Anup Shah & Fiona Rogers

As candidaturas para o ano de 2020 estão agora encerradas

É com satisfação que anunciamos que o candidato de 2020 ao "Fundo Memorial Cláudia Sousa para o Avanço da Primatologia e das Ciências da Vida Selvagem em Portugal" escolhido foi o Naomi Anderson.

The 2020 call for applications has now ended.

We are happy to announce that the successful 2020 applicant for the Claudia Sousa Memorial Fund for the Advancement of Portuguese Primatology and Wildlife Sciences is Naomi Anderson.

Informação

Duração da bolsa: Em homenagem ao histórico de investigação da Cláudia no Primate Research Institute, no Japão, o fundo irá cobrir as despesas (incluindo viagem, alojamento, estipêndio) a um(a) estudante no início de carreira, de forma a que ele(a) possa permanecer no Primate Research Institute e Wildlife Research Centre (WRC), no Japão. O estudante deverá participar em atividades de investigação e seminários onde terá a oportunidade de aprender e desenvolver o seu interesse pela Primatologia e pelas Ciências da Vida Selvagem. O período de estadia no Japão deverá ser de um a três meses entre 1 de abril de 2020 e 15 de março de 2021, correspondente ao ano letivo japonês.


Data de submissão das inscrições: A data limite para a submissão das inscrições é dia 13 de março de 2020, sexta-feira até às 16 horas de Portugal. Inscrições submetidas após essa data não serão consideradas para avaliação. Os candidatos serão notificados com a decisão final até sábado, dia 21 de março de 2020.


Método de submissão: As inscrições deverão ser submetidas via email para a Dra. Kimberley J Hockings, tendo como título (no campo para o assunto): “Claudia Sousa Memorial Fund Application: APELIDO DO CANDIDATO”. O ficheiro anexado deverá estar em formato de PDF, e ser escrito exclusivamente em inglês.


Elegibilidade: Os candidatos deverão ser estudantes de licenciatura, mestrado ou doutoramento (ou entre os programas) de nacionalidade Portuguesa com especialização em Primatologia ou Ciências da Vida Selvagem e/ou áreas relacionadas (ex: Antropologia, Psicologia, Zoologia, Conservação, Genética, etc). Os candidatos deverão ter autorização do seu orientador/responsável pelo curso para se deslocarem de Portugal até ao Japão.

Award information

Duration of grant: In honour of Claudia's research history at the Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan, the Fund will cover expenses (including travel, accommodation, stipend) for one early career student to spend between one and three months at the Primate Research Institute and Wildlife Research Center (WRC) in Japan. The student will be expected to learn from, and take part in, research activities and seminars and to develop their passion for Primatology and/or wildlife sciences. The period of stay in Japan must between 1 and 3 months, and fall between 1st April 2020 and 15th March 2021.


Closing Date, 2020 Round: The closing date for applications is March 13th 2020 at 4pm (Portuguese time). Submissions received after this deadline will not be considered. Applicants will be notified of the decision by Saturday 21st March 2020.


Method of application: Full applications must be submitted via email to Dr Kimberley J Hockings at with the heading “Claudia Sousa Memorial Fund Application: APPLICANT’S SURNAME”. A PDF document in English should be attached to the email.


Eligibility: The applicant must be an Undergraduate, Master's or PhD student (or between programmes) of Portuguese nationality with specialisation in Primatology or Wildlife Sciences and/or a related discipline (e.g. Anthropology, Psychology, Zoology, Biology, Conservation Science, Genetics, etc.). The applicant must have permission from their course leader/supervisor to leave Portugal for Japan.

Procedimento para inscrição:

Os candidatos deverão anexar um ficheiro em formato de PDF composto pelos dois elementos referidos:

1)
O elemento de maior relevância da inscrição consiste na elaboração de um texto (1000 palavras como limite) detalhando as contribuições da Cláudia Sousa para a área de Primatologia, incluindo a sua investigação em chimpanzés, em cativeiro e no estado selvagem, e de como a Cláudia inspirou o candidato a seguir uma carreira em Primatologia e/ou Ciências da Vida Selvagem. No topo do documento, deverá constar o nome do candidato e a sua afiliação, a fase da sua carreira (licenciatura, mestrado ou doutoramento), a data proposta para o começo e a duração da estadia no Japão. Alterações nas datas não são permitidas após a submissão da inscrição.
2)
Os candidatos deverão anexar um CV atualizado, no qual conste a fase e a progresso da sua carreira e citar o nome de duas referências que conheçam bem o candidato e o seu percurso. Deverão, ainda, incluir a afiliação e o enderenço de email de cada uma das referências mencionadas.

Application Procedure

Applicants should attach one PDF file that consists of two parts:

(1)
The main part of the application comprises a written piece (1000 word limit) detailing the contributions Claudia Sousa has made to the field of Primatology, including her research on captive and wild chimpanzees, and how Claudia and her work has inspired the applicant to pursue a career in Primatology and/or wildlife sciences. At the top of the application, the applicant should clearly state their name and affiliation, career stage (Undergraduate, Master's, PhD), proposed start date and the duration they intend to stay in Japan. These should not be changed after the application.
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Applicants should attach an up-to-date CV which clearly outlines their career stage and progression, and includes the name of two referees who know the applicant well. Please include the affiliation and e-mail address of each referee.

Comissão de Seleção

A Comissão de Seleção é formada pelos seguintes membros da comissão do grupo de investigação Bossou-Nimba e colaboradores internacionais do Universidade de Quioto: Dra. Kimberley J Hockings (Universidade de Exeter, RU), Dra. Dora Biro (Universidade de Oxford , RU), Dra. Susana Carvalho (Univsersidade de Oxford, RU e Parque Nacional da Gorongosa, Moçambique), Dra. Tatyana Humle (Universidade de Kent, RU), Dra. Kathelijne Koops (Universidade de Cambridge, RU), Dra. Misato Hayashi (Universidade de Quioto, Japão), Dr. Satoshi Hirata (Universidade de Quioto, Japão) e Dra. Renata Mendonça (Universidade de Quioto e Universidade de Coimbra). A bolsa é financiada pelo Professor Tetsuro Matsuzawa (Professor na Universidade de Quioto; Diretor Geral do Japan Monkey Centre).

Selection Panel

The Selection panel comprises the following committee members of the Bossou-Nimba research team and Kyoto University International Collaborators: Dr Kimberley J Hockings (University of Exeter, UK), Dr Dora Biro (Oxford University, UK), Dr Susana Carvalho (Oxford University, UK, and Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique), Dr Tatyana Humle (University of Kent, UK), Dr Kathelijne Koops (University of Cambridge, UK), Dr Misato Hayashi (Kyoto University, Japan), Dr Satoshi Hirata (Kyoto University, Japan), and Dr Renata Mendonça (Kyoto University and University of Coimbra). The scholarship is funded by Professor Tetsuro Matsuzawa (Professor, Kyoto University; General Director, Japan Monkey Centre).


Para mais informações sobre a investigação desenvolvida na área de Primatologia e Ciências da Vida Selvagem pela Universidade Quioto, por favor consulte as seguintes páginas: Primate Research Institute (PRI), Center for International Collaboration and Advanced Studies in Primatology (CICASP), Bossou-Nimba Field study (Green Corridor), Wildlife Research Center (WRC) e o Leading graduate program of Primatology and Wildlife Science (PWS):
http://langint.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/ai/index.html
http://www.cicasp.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/
http://greencorridor.info/
http://www.wrc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/
http://www.wildlife-science.org/index-en.html

Em caso de alguma dúvida relativamente ao procedimento para a inscrição, por favor, contactar a Dra. Kimberley J Hockings .


For more information on primate and wildlife research at Kyoto University, please follow the links for the Primate Research Institute (PRI), Center for International Collaboration and Advanced Studies in Primatology (CICASP), Bossou-Nimba Field study (Green Corridor), Wildlife Research Center (WRC), and the Leading graduate program of Primatology and Wildlife Science (PWS):
http://langint.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/ai/index.html
http://www.cicasp.pri.kyoto-u.ac.jp/
http://greencorridor.info/
http://www.wrc.kyoto-u.ac.jp/en/
http://www.wildlife-science.org/index-en.html

Please contact Dr Kimberley J Hockings if there are any questions regarding the application.

Reports by Grant Recipients

2019

Diana da Silva
 

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2018

Evelina Daniela Rodrigues

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2017

Filipa Franco da Silva Borges

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2016

André Gonçalves

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2015

Raquel Costa

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Cláudia Sousa Video Archive

In honour of Dr Claudia Sousa, we share these videos to perpetuate her achievement in Primatology in Japan and Bossou, Guinea.

How do chimpanzees understand and use tokens? A touch-panel presents a chimpanzee named Ai with a cognitive test. For each correct answer a coin is given. At another side there is a vending machine. Ai obtains a preferred food item after inserting the coin into the vending machine.
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Outdoor laboratory to observe stone tool use At Bossou, Guinea, chimpanzees use a pair of stones to crack open oil palm nuts and eat the kernel inside. Researchers observe and record their behavior in an outdoor laboratory.
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A novel nut experiment Coula nuts that are not available in the forest of Bossou were provided by researchers. A female used stone tools to crack them open like oil palm nuts and this behavior was transmitted to group mates.
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Tool-use for drinking water Artificial holes in the tree trunk at the outdoor laboratory allow the study of chimpanzee drinking behavior. Chimpanzees fold piles of leaves and use them as a tool to drink water.
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Using a token to obtain a key to get food A coin is given for each correct choice in a matching-to-sample test. By inserting coin into the vending machine the chimpanzee can select a food reward. At the end of the session the key appears as a choice. The chimpanzee selected the key to unlock a box and obtain a big reward from inside the box.
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An infant chimpanzee's acquisition of token use A two-year-old chimpanzee named Ayumu learned the procedure of a cognitive test by observing his mother. After observing his mother Ayumu tried for months to use tokens, and finally succeeded to insert the coin and completed the task.
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Curriculum Vitae

Cláudia Maria Azenha Margato de Ramalho Sousa

Institution: Departament of Anthropology
Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas
Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Avenida de Berna, 26-C
1069-061 Lisboa, Portugal
Research Unit: Centre for the Research in Anthropology (CRIA-FCSH)

Biographical Note

Cláudia Sousa (1975 - 2014) investigated the behaviour and cognitive abilities of chimpanzees and other non-human primates. She conducted studies about the cognitive abilities of chimpanzees in captivity, at the Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University, from where she got her doctoral degree. She was also heavily involved in projects concerning the conservation of chimpanzees and other non-human primates, and their interaction with local human populations. She conducted fieldwork at Bossou, Republic of Guinea, and in the south-western region of Republic of Guinea-Bissau. She was a Professor at the Department of Anthropology, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal) since 2001, a founding member and part of the current leadership at the Centre for Research in Anthropology (Lisboa, Portugal), and taught numerous courses within Biological Anthropology.

Academic Degrees

2004
Equivalence to Doctoral degree by Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal).
2003
Doctor of Sciences by Primate Research Institute of Kyoto University (Japan).
2000
MSc in Human Evolution by Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal).
1997
BA in Biology by Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra (Portugal).

Publications


Papers in International Peer-reviewed Journals


2015
Bessa, J., Sousa, C., Hockings, K.J. (2015). Feeding ecology of chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) inhabiting a forest-mangrove-savanna-agricultural matrix at Caiquene-Cadique, Cantanhez National Park, Guinea-Bissau. American Journal of Primatology, 77: 651-665. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.22388

2014

Sousa, J., Casanova, C., Barata, A.V., Sousa, C. (2014). The effect of canopy closure on chimpanzee nest abundance in Lagoas de Cufada National Park, Guinea-Bissau. Primates, 55(2):283-92. DOI: 10.1007/s10329-013-0402-2

Sousa, J., Vicente, L., Gippoliti, S., Casanova, C., Sousa, C. (2014). Local Knowledge and Perceptions of Chimpanzees in Cantanhez National Park, Guinea-Bissau. American Journal of Primatology, 76: 122-134. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.22215.

2013

Minhós, T., Nixon, L., Sousa, C., Vicente, L., Ferreira da Silva, M., Sá, R. , Bruford, M.W. (2013). Genetic evidence for spatio-temporal changes in the dispersal patterns of two sympatric African Colobine monkeys. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 150: 464-474. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.22223.

Moreira, J., Vukov, J., Sousa, C., Santos, F.C., d’Almeida, A.F., Santos, M.D., Pacheco, J.M. (2013). Individual memory and the emergence of cooperation. Animal Behaviour, 85(1): 233–239. DOI: 10.1016/j.anbehav.2012.10.030.

Hockings, K.J., Sousa, C. (2013) Human-Chimpanzee sympatry and interactions in Cantanhez National Park, Guinea-Bissau: current research and future directions. Primate Conservation, 26: 57-65. [PDF]

Sá, R.M., Petrasova, J., Pomajbíková, K., Profousova, I.,Petrzelkova, K., Cable, J., Sousa, C., Bruford, M.W., Modry, D. (2013). Gastrointestinal symbionts of chimpanzees in Cantanhez National park, with respect to habitat fragmentation. American Journal of Primatology, 75 (10): 1032-1041. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.22170.



2012

Hockings, K.J., Sousa, C. (2012). Differential exploitation of cashew - a low conflict crop - by sympatric humans and chimpanzees. Oryx, 46, 375-381. DOI: 10.1017/S003060531100130X.

Little, A.C., Hockings, K.J., Apicella, C.L., Sousa, C. (2012). Mixed-ethnicity face shape and attractiveness in humans. Perception, 41: 1486 – 1496. DOI:10.1068/p7278.



2011

Sousa, J., Barata, A.V., Sousa, C., Casanova, C., Vicente, L. (2011). Chimpanzee Oil Palm Use in Southern Cantanhez National Park, Guinea-Bissau. American Journal of Primatology, 73: 1-13. DOI: 10.1002/ajp.20926.



2010

Biro, D., Humle, T., Koops, K. Sousa, C., Hayashi, M., Matsuzawa, T. (2010). Chimpanzee mothers at Bossou, Guinea carry the mummified remains of their dead infants. Current Biology, 20(8): R351-R352. DOI:10.1016/j.cub.2010.02.031.



2009

Sousa, C., Biro, D., Matsuzawa, T. (2009). Leaf-tool use for drinking water by wild chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): acquisition patterns and handedness. Animal Cognition, 12(1): 115-125. DOI: 10.1007/s10071-009-0278-0.



2008

Carvalho, S., Cunha, E., Sousa, C., Matsuzawa, T. (2008). Chaînes Operatóires and Resource Exploitation Strategies in Chimpanzee Nut-cracking (Pan troglodytes). Journal of Human Evolution, 55(1): 148-163. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2008.02.005



2007

Hockings, K. J., Humle, T., Anderson, J. R., Biro, D., Sousa, C., Ohashi, G. & Matsuzawa, T. (2007). Chimpanzees share forbidden fruit. PLOS ONE, 2(9): e886(online 1-4). DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000886

Carvalho, S., Sousa, C., Matsuzawa, T. (2007). New nut-cracking sites in Diecké Forest, Guinea: An overview of the surveys. Pan African News, 14(1): 11-13.



2004

Bard, K., Leavens, D., Custance, D., Vancatova, M., Keller, H., Benga, O., Sousa, C. (2004). Emotion cognition: comparative perspectives on the social cognition of emotion. Cognition, Brain, Behavior. An Interdisciplinary Journal, VIII (3-4): 351-362. ISSN 1224-8398.



2003

Biro, D., Inoue-Nakamura, N, Tonooka, R., Yamakoshi, G., Sousa, C., Matsuzawa, T. (2003). Cultural innovation and transmission of tool use in wild chimpanzees: Evidence from field experiments. Animal Cognition, 6(4): 213-223. DOI 10.1007/s10071-003-0183-x

Sousa, C., Okamoto, S., Matsuzawa, T. (2003). Behavioural development in a matching-to-sample task and token use by an infant chimpanzee reared by his mother. Animal Cognition, 6(4): 259-267. DOI: 10.1007/s10071-003-0186-7



2001

Sousa, C., Matsuzawa, T. (2001). The use of tokens as rewards and tools by chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Animal Cognition, 4(3-4): 213-221. DOI: 10.1007/s100710100104




Papers in National Journals

Sousa, C., Frazão-Moreira, A. (2009). O estudo dos chimpanzés e a sua relação com as comunidades humanas: integrando a Antropologia Biológica e a Antropologia Social. Humanas (Revista da FCSH-UNL), 1: 78-82. ISSN: 1647-3027.

Sousa, C., Casanova, C. (2007[2005-2006]). Are Great Apes Aggressive? A cross-species comparison. Antropologia Portuguesa, 22-23: 71-118. [PDF]



Book Chapters

Sousa, C. (2014). Os primatas não-humanos dos países lusófonos africanos e a sua conservação. In: Penjon, J., Pereira, C. (Eds.). Animal dans le monde lusophone. Paris, Presses de La Sorbonne.

Casanova, C., Sousa, C., Costa, S. (2014). Are animals and forests forever? Perceptions of wildlife at Cantanhez Forests National Park, Guinea-Bissau Republic. In Casanova, C., Frias, S. (Eds), MEMÓRIA (Special issue in Anthropology and Environment), Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa: Lisboa.

Sousa, C. (2011). Use of leaves for drinking water. In: Matsuzawa, T., Humle, T. & Sugiyama, Y. (Eds.). The Chimpanzees of Bossou and Nimba. Tokyo, Springer Verlag: 85-96. ISBN 978-4-431-53921-6.

Sousa, C., Frazão-Moreira, A. (2010). Etnoprimatologia ao serviço da conservação na Guiné-Bissau: o chimpanzé como exemplo. In: Alves, A., Souto, F., Peroni, N. (Eds.). Etnoecologia em Perspectiva: natureza, cultura e conservação. Recife, NUPEEA: 189-200. ISBN: 978-85-63756-05-3.

Sousa, C., Casanova, C., Fernandes, C. (2007.). Contribution of molecular data to the study of non-human primates. In: Cristina Santos & Manuela Lima (Eds.). Recent Advances in Molecular Biology and Evolution: Applications to Biological Anthropolgy. Research Signpost, Kerala: 115-166. ISBN: 978-81-308-0198-8.

Biro, D., Sousa, C., Matsuzawa, T. (2006). Ontogeny and Cultural Propagation of Tool Use by Wild Chimpanzees at Bossou, Guinea: Case studies in nut cracking and leaf folding. In: Matsuzawa, T., Tomonaga, M., Tanaka, M. (eds.) Cognitive Development in Chimpanzees. Springer Verlag, Tokyo: 476-508. ISBN 978-4-431-30248-3.

Sousa, C., & Matsuzawa, T. (2006). Token use by chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): Choice, Metatool, and Cost. In: Matsuzawa, T., Tomonaga, M., Tanaka, M. (eds.) Cognitive Development in Chimpanzees. Springer Verlag, Tokyo: 411-438. ISBN 978-4-431-30248-3.

Sousa, C., Gippoliti, S., Akhlas, M. (2005). Republic of Guinea-Bissau In: J. Caldecott and L. Miles (eds.) World Atlas of Great Apes and their Conservation. Prepared at the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre. University of California Press, Berkeley, USA: 362-365. ISBN: 9780520246331.

Sousa, C. (2005). Da Primatologia à Evolução Humana. In: Reimão, C. (ed.) Teilhard de Chardin – Evolução e Esperança. Antropologia e Filosofia. Lisboa, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, pp. 28-39. ISBN: 972-9347-03-4.

Gippoliti, S., Embalo, D., Sousa, C. (2003). Chimpanzee conservation status in Guinea-Bissau In: R. Kormos and Boesch (eds) IUCN/SSC Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan for the Western Chimpanzee. IUCN Gland, Switzerland: 55-61. ISBN: 2-8317-0733-1.



Other Publications

Casanova, C., Sousa, C. (2007). Plano de Acção Nacional para a Conservação das Populações de Chimpanzés, Cólobos vermelhos e Cólobos brancos e pretos ocidentais na República da Guiné-Bissau. IBAP e Banco Mundial.

Matsuzawa, T., Humle, T., Koops, K., Biro, D., Hayashi, M., Sousa, C., Mizuno, Y., Kato, A., Yamakoshi, G., Ohashi, G., Sugiyama, Y., Kourouma, M. (2004). [Wild chimpanzees at Bossou-Nimba: deaths through a flu-like epidemic in 2003 and the Green-Corridor Project.]. Reichorui Kenkyu/Primate Research, 20(1): 45-55. (in Japanese with summary in English)

Hirata, S., Sousa, C. (2003). [Transfer of Tokens between two chimpanzees] In: Tomonaga, M., Tanaka, M., Matsuzawa, T. (eds.) [Cognitive and Behavioral and Development in Chimpanzees: a comparative approach] (in Japanese). Kyoto, Kyoto University Press.

Sousa, C., Okamoto, S., Matsuzawa, T. (2003). [Cognitive development of an infant chimpanzee, Ayumu, in the context of the token experiments] In: Tomonaga, M., Tanaka, M., Matsuzawa, T. (eds.) [Cognitive and Behavioral and Development in Chimpanzees: a comparative approach] (in Japanese). Kyoto, Kyoto University Press.

Organization of Scientific International Meetings


2011 – 4th Congress of the European Federation for Primatology and III Iberian Primatological Conference – “Diversity within Primatology” (EFP, APP & APE 2011), Almada (Portugal), 14 - 17 September 2011. Member of the Organizing and Scientific Committees. Co coordinator of the Organizing Committee.

2011 – 10th Congress of the International Society of Ethnology and Folklore – “People make places – ways of feeling the world” (SIEF 2011), FCSH-UNL, Lisbon (Portugal), 17 - 21 April 2011. Member of the Local Committee.

2009 – II Iberian Primatological Conference – “On the behaviour of primates: ecology, evolution, and conservation” (APE & APP 2009), Madrid (Spain), 30 September - 3 October 2009. Member of the Organizing and Scientific Committees. Co-coordinator of the Organizing Committee.

2007 – I Iberian Primatological Conference – “Present and Future Challenges” (APP & APE 2007), Peniche (Portugal), 7 - 9 November 2007. Member of the Organizing and Scientific Committees. Co-coordinator of the Organizing Committee.

2005 – The 2nd International Primatological Conference in Portugal (APP 2005), FCSH-UNL, Lisbon (Portugal), 7 - 12 November de 2005. Member of the Organizing and Scientific Committees. Co-coordinator of the Organizing Committee.

2003 – The 1st International Primatological Conference in Portugal (APP 2003). ISCSP-UTL, Lisbon (Portugal), 13 - 18 Outubro 2003. Member of the Organizing and Scientific Committees. Co-coordinator of the Organizing Committee.

2002 – The Joint International Symposium of COE2/SAGA5: “Evolution of the apes and the origins of the human beings”. PRI, Kyoto Universty, Inuyama (Japan), 14 - 17 November 2002. Member of the Organizing Committee.

Foreign Languages


- English (“First Certficate in English”)
- French (“Diplôme de Langue Française de l’Alliance Française de Paris »)
- Spanish (read)
- Japanese (Certificate of Japanese-Language Proficiency, Level 4)

Scientific Associations/Societies


- Portuguese Primatological Association - APP (Associação Portuguesa de Primatologia)
- Portuguese Anthropological Association - APA (Associação Portuguesa de Antropologia)
- Portuguese Ethological Society - SPE (Sociedade Portuguesa de Etologia)
- International Primatological Society – IPS
- Spanish Primatological Association - APE (Associacion Primatologica Espanhola)
- International Society of Ethnobiology - ISE
- Primatological Society of Japan - PSJ