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   Featured Article by an ASP Member

Each month, ASP will feature an article published in the American Journal of Primatology that was authored by a member of the Society. Wiley-Liss has agreed to make the entire article freely available for a period of three months.

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Click on the link to see the abstract from the top AJP article that currently has the highest Altmetric score. (Altmetric is a service that tracks and measures the broader impact of scholarly articles and datasets across traditional and social media, online reference managers, post-publication peer-review sites, and public policy documents.)

Bryndan O.C.M. van Pinxteren, Giulia Sirianni, Paolo Gratton, Marie-Lyne Després-Einspenner, Martijn Egas, Hjalmar Kühl, Juan Lapuente, Amelia C. Meier, Karline R.L. Janmaat. Sooty mangabeys scavenge on nuts cracked by chimpanzees and red river hogs—An investigation of interspecific interactions. Am J Primatol. 2018;e22895. https://doi.org/10.1002/ajp.22895
Link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ajp.22895

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News and Notes

March 2020

ASP Rescheduled to Later in 2020!

The ASP Board of Directors is happy to announce that we have been able to postpone the ASP annual conference to September 24 to September 27, 2020.  The meeting will remain in Denver. Our wonderful Local Host, Amy Levine and the Denver Zoo, and the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel location are unchanged. Events at the zoo will also happen as originally planned.

A special thanks to Justin McNulty, ASP’s Meeting Advisor extraordinaire, who has led us through renegotiations on our hotel contract. Thank you, Justin!

Amy Levine, her Local Arrangements Committee and the Denver Zoo administration have been so flexible in accommodating the postponement. That is not easy to do while managing an institution during a time of emergency, so their efforts to support ASP are much appreciated!

The Board of Directors is working hard along with our Committee Chairs to revise our plans for the meeting. We will be in touch in the coming weeks to give you details about:
 

  • Hotel reservations and changes that may be needed
  • Conference registration issues
  • Whether new abstracts will be accepted for the meeting
  • Status of pre-conference workshops
  • Student Travel Awards
  • Possible deadline changes for some ASP awards, including Small Research Grants
  • Student Competition

 
We know you have many questions, but please hold off on emailing us about them right now, as we are still figuring out how these and other issues will be handled. Rest assured that we will give you more information as soon as we have it to share.

We are so pleased that we will be able to have our meeting this year and look forward to seeing you there! Stay safe and we will be in touch.

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February 2020

The first Action Letter of the ASP Conservation Action Network (ASP-CAN) is available to download. We encourage our membership to engage in scientific activism to protect the world's primates and their environments from extinction. The time to act is now!

Special Issue on One Health

The American Journal of Primatology is excited to announce that they are soliciting articles for the first ever special issue dedicated to Primate One Health projects. If you are working on a project that involves the One Health paradigm and you are working in a primate habitat (even if you are not working with primates directly) please consider submitting to this special volume. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the editor of this special issue Michael Reid at michael.reid@durhamcollege.ca. Abstracts should be emailed to Dr. Reid by August 31st, 2020, with full paper submissions due by Nov 1, 2020.