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TIAGO FALOTICO: PRIMATOLOGY

Tiago Falótico is a primatologist, animal researcher and post-doctoral research fellow at the School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities at the University of São Paulo, Brazil. His research explores capuchin monkey populations to identify cultural behaviors and test new methods of primate behavior.

 “I am a science researcher with experience in field data collection, data organization, statistical analysis, results presentation and project coordination,” Falótico says. “For the past 15 years I have been managing fieldwork, collecting and analyzing behavioral data and publishing results in scientific journals.”

 He studies capuchin monkey behavior to understand why they use tools, how they learn to use them, how that behavior has evolved and the variation between different populations. Falótico has conducted research on the monkeys of Serra da Capivara National Park in Brazil for more than 12 years to understand their varied tool use behavior.

 He is also the co-founder of the non-governmental organization, NGO, Neotropical Primates Research Group, Neoprego. His academic work includes earning Ph.D. and master’s degrees in experimental psychology, animal behavior and cognition and a bachelor’s degree in biology at the University of São Paulo in Brazil.