Do primates avoid areas disturbed by infrastructure development?  Find out what PhD candidate Farah Carrasco Rueda found out in a study with colleagues at Smithsonian Institution – Tremie Gregory, Jessica Deichmann, Joseph Kolowski and Alfonso Alonso.  Published in Biotropica, Farah and colleagues examined how primates used a forest area before, during and after construction of a natural gas pipeline in the Peruvian Amazon.  Primates play key roles as seed dispersers in tropical forests and frequently decline in abundance in areas disturbed by human activities.  To access the article, which first appeared in November 2016, click here.