Instituto de Ecología AC
Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (Brazil), Pontifícia Univ. Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil), Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil), Sun Yat-Sen University (China), Northwest University (China), German Primate Center (Germany), Robert Koch Institute (Germany), Max Planck Institute of Animal Behaviour (Germany), Univ. Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla (Mexico), Chubu University (Japan), Kyoto University (Japan), Makerere University (Uganda), Universidad de Cádiz (Spain), George Washington University (United States), Northwestern University (United States), Hunter College (United States), University of Wisconsin, Madison (United States), Indiana University (United States), Indiana University (United States)
The objective of the project is to build a network of researchers and institutions to assess how microplastics threaten biodiversity globally, using primates as a model group. Using standardized procedures and technological advances, the network of 25 researchers from 12 countries will sample microplastics in dung samples from 88 populations for 37 primate species across the world.