Daniela Rodrigues

“In the PrimCog project I’ve been studying ruffed lemurs. I’ve collected some data from the red ruffed lemurs population of Lagos Zoo, Portugal. In the wild, these lemurs live in the eastern tropical forests of Madagascar. They are the most frugivorous lemurs and the largest members of their family Lemuridae. These lemurs in particular present some primitive traits that can contribute to a more complete evolutionary/ comparative framework, in many areas like personality and cognition where information is scarce. Varecia rubra is a critically endangered species.”

Scientific interests: My fields of interest are animal behavior and cognition, with a special focus on the primate order. I’m particularly interested in primate communication and in the origins of language.”

Academic Degrees, Research Units and others of interest:
2016 - PhD studen, William James Center for Research, ISPA - Lisbon (Portugal);
2016 - Field Assistant (Monkey forest, Bali, Indonesia);
2015 - Field Assistant Course of Mona Foundation (Primate Recovery Center, Spain);
2013 - Master Degree by University of Lisbon (Portugal) in Cognitive Sciences - Dissertation Thesis;
2011 - Field Assistant Course of Mona Foundation (Primate Recovery Center, Spain);
2012 - Biology Degree, University of Lisbon (Portugal).