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01.09.18

Grantee Spotlight:  Thomas Plummer

Grantee Spotlight
Thomas Plummer is a professor of anthropology at Queens College, City University of New York, and a member of the New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology. He was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant in our spring 2017 cycle for his project entitled “Excavation of ca. 2.6 Ma Oldowan sites at Nyayanga, Kenya.”
01.02.18

Grantee Spotlight: Sean Lee

Grantee Spotlight
How can chimpanzees and bonobos help us understand human evolution? Leakey Foundation grantee Sean Lee is collecting data on behavioral development and physical growth from wild populations of chimpanzees and bonobos in order to study how behavioral differences evolved in these species.
12.26.17

Grantee Spotlight: Deming Yang

Grantee Spotlight
What can fossil pig teeth teach us about human evolution? Deming Yang is a PhD candidate from Stony Brook University. He was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our spring 2017 cycle for his project entitled "Isotopic variability among Plio-Pleistocene Turkana suids:  Paleoenvironments and hominin evolution."
12.19.17

Grantee Spotlight: Megan Petersdorf

Grantee Spotlight
Megan Petersdorf is a PhD candidate from New York University. She was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our spring 2017 cycle for her project entitled "The reproductive ecology of the little-known Kinda baboon."
11.07.17

Grantee Spotlight: David Samson

Grantee Spotlight
David Samson is from the University of Toronto, Mississauga. He was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our spring cycle for his project entitled "What drives sleep flexibility? A comparative investigation of circumpolar and equatorial hunter-gatherers." 
10.31.17

Grantee Spotlight: Carrie Miller

Grantee Spotlight
Carrie Miller is a PhD candidate from the University of Minnesota. She was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our spring 2017 cycle for her project entitled "Does paternity certainty elicit protection and support of offspring by male gelada monkeys?"
10.19.17

Grantee Spotlight: Joel Bray

Grantee Spotlight
Joel Bray is a PhD candidate from Arizona State University. He was awarded a Leakey Foundation Grant to study the role of development and early social experiences in male chimpanzee social behavior.
10.12.17

Grantee Spotlight: Laura Abondano

Grantee Spotlight
We are excited to begin sharing the work of our spring 2017 grantees! Here we have Laura Abondano, who was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant for her project entitled "Mating strategies of female lowland woolly monkeys in Amazonian Ecuador."
08.10.17

Grantee Spotlight: Matt Tocheri

Grantee Spotlight
Matt Tocheri was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our fall 2016 cycle for his project entitled “New archaeological excavations at Liang Bua (Flores, Indonesia).”