TEDxOsaka - Michael Huffman - Animal self-medication
An associate professor in the Department of Social Behavior and Ecology at the Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan. His specialties are behavioral ecology, social-learning & culture, animal self-medication, primate parasite ecology and ethnomedicine. Born in Denver Colorado in 1958, he obtained an M.Sc. and D.Sc. in Zoology at Kyoto University. In addition to 32 years of investigation on free-ranging and captive Japanese macaques, he has spent 20 years studying wild chimpanzees in Tanzania and Uganda. Since 2004 he has also been conducting research and conservation efforts on the indigenous primates of Sri Lanka. The most recent addition to his research is a project looking at human -- monkey transmission of malaria in the south central highlands of Vietnam. Active in education and research training of college students and young researchers as well as public lecturing across Europe, North America and Asia.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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