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e='color:blue'>http://marmosetcare.com/</span></a> </span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:#1F497D;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB'><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:#1F497D;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:#1F497D;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB'>Hannah M. Buchanan-Smith <br>Professor, Behaviour and Evolution Research Group <br>Psychology, School of Natural Sciences <br></span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:#1F497D;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB'>University of Stirling <br>Stirling, FK9 4LA <br>Scotland <br>Tel: 01786 467674 <br>Fax: 01786 467641 <br>E-mail: <a href="mailto:h.m.buchanan-smith@stir.ac.uk"><span style='color:#1F497D'>h.m.buchanan-smith@stir.ac.uk</span></a> <br></span><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:#1F497D;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB'><a href="http://www.psychology.stir.ac.uk/staff/staff-profiles/academic-staff/hannah-buchanan-smith"><span style='color:#1F497D'>http://www.psychology.stir.ac.uk/staff/staff-profiles/academic-staff/hannah-buchanan-smith</span></a></span><span style='color:#1F497D;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB'> <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;color:#1F497D;mso-fareast-language:EN-GB'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p> </o:p></p></div><DIV align=left><HR>
<DIV align=left><FONT face=Arial size=2>The University of Stirling is ranked in the top 50 in the world in The Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 table, which ranks the world's best 100 universities under 50 years old.</FONT></DIV>
<FONT face=Arial color=gray size=2>The University of Stirling is a charity registered in Scotland, number SC 011159.<BR></FONT>
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