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Grantee Spotlight: Amy E. Clark

Grantee Spotlight
Reading Time: 4 minutes Amy Clark is an archaeologist whose field research is focused on the Middle Stone Age in Morocco. She received a Leakey Foundation grant in 2020, for archaeological excavations at Jorf el Hamam in southwest Morocco.

Grantee Spotlight: Pamela Akuku

Grantee Spotlight
Reading Time: 3 minutes Leakey Foundation Baldwin Fellow Pamela Akuku uses fossilized animal bones to reconstruct ancient environments and understand the animals and hominins of prehistoric times.

Grantee Spotlight: Ingrid Holzmann

Grantee Spotlight
Reading Time: 3 minutes Leakey Foundation grantee Ingrid Holzmann is studying how wild howler monkeys respond to their neighbors in order to better understand the impact of these relationships.

Grantee Spotlight: Patrick Gathogo

Grantee Spotlight
Reading Time: 5 minutes Dr. Patrick Gathogo is a geologist and research associate at Stony Brook University who is developing a new approach to geochronology that will extend the capability of the standard methods for dating hominid sites. 

Grantee Spotlight: Giulia Gallo

Grantee Spotlight
Reading Time: 7 minutes Did all Neanderthals need or use fire? Giulia Gallo is a PhD candidate at UC Davis whose research is focused on Neanderthal fire use and maintenance. Her Leakey Foundation-supported project will help us to understand the different ways Neanderthals used fire.

Grantee Spotlight: Lucy Timbrell

Grantee Spotlight
Reading Time: 9 minutes Leakey Foundation grantee Lucy Timbrell aims to contribute to new knowledge about how early modern populations were structured across the landscape. Read more about her research, her science communication projects, and the ways her work has been impacted by the global pandemic.

Grantee Spotlight: Tesla Monson

Grantee Spotlight
Reading Time: 6 minutes Dr. Tesla Monson is a Leakey Foundation grant recipient whose research focuses on understanding how the skull has evolved. Her Leakey Foundation-supported research project will use data from museum collections to investigate cranial variation in colobine monkeys, a sub-family of monkeys that is not well-studied. 

Grantee Spotlight: Laura LaBarge

Grantee Spotlight
Reading Time: 3 minutes The fear that predators inspire in their prey is a powerful force that can shape ecosystems and maintain biodiversity. These ecological cascades are often mediated by behavior – for instance, fear can drive where prey species choose to move and forage on the landscape. Yet, some of the most basic questions about this important species interaction are obscured in studies involving primates.