Program No.17-017 (Joint research)
Comparisons of leaf chemistry in the Japanese and Barbary macaque
Period of visit: 29th September,2005-17th October,2005
University of Mohammed V, Morocco
I visited Ecole Nationale Forestiere d'Ingenieurs de Sale and
University Mohammed V, to see Drs. Mohammed Qarro, Mohammed Mouna and
Mohammed Ibn Tattou, and collected information on the latest research of
Barbary macaques. Dr. Qarro is a rangeland management specialist, and has
done a collaborative study on bark-striping behavior of Barbary macaques
with Nelly Menard, a French primatologist. Dr. Mouna is a zoologist, who
is a counterpart of Italian and Dutch research teams of Barbary macaques.
Dr. Tattou is a botanist. I visited Moyen Atlas, Barbary macaque habitat,
with Drs. Qarro and Tattou. We collected leaves of 32 tree species in that
area. Leaves were photographed for identification and measurement of area,
and dried. Collected leaves are going to be analyzed for nutritional and
Barbary macaques in Moyen Atlas.
Cedrus forest in the habitat of Barbary macaques in Moyen Atlas.