Field Sites in
China: Yunnan Province
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Xiaobahe, Mt. Wuliang: Behavioural ecology and
conservation of black gibbons in Yunnan
Behavioural ecology and conservation of black gibbons in Yunnan
Location of field site:
Xiaobahe, Mt. Wuliang, Yunnan Province, China
Dr. Jiang Xuelong
Prof. Wang Yingxiang
32 Jiaochang Donglu
1) Provide basic data to develop management strategies, test hypothesis, and construct
2) Provide precise information about changes of distribution and the environmental
factors which determine the present geographic distribution.
3) Contribute to the understanding of habitat structure and its relation to the environment's
4) elucidate the impact of human encroachment on gibbon habitat and its effect on
the popultaion sustainability.
Field positions and volunteers:
Xiaobahe: a small hut with electricity generated by water. Climactic data and phenology
data are collected continually. Some students (2-4) are possible to be arranged to
do some research work at the site. Reasonable logistical support is available.
Western black crested gibbon (Nomascus concolor)
Other species found at site:
Phayre's leaf monkey (Trachypithecus crepusculus)
Stump-tailed macaque (Macaca arctoides)
Rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta)
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Project begin/end dates:
Site by Thomas Geissmann.
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