Sleeping by the cycles of the moonJournal Article
For centuries, humans have blamed the moon for our moods, accidents and even natural disasters. New Leakey Foundation-supported research indicates that our planet's celestial companion impacts something else entirely–our sleep.
Introducing Our Fall 2020 Research Grant RecipientsGrants, The Leakey Foundation
We are pleased to announce the 31 recipients of our fall 2020 research grants.
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Grantee Spotlight: Laura LaBargeGrantee Spotlight
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.
Live this Month: January 2021Speaker Series, Lecture, Lunch Break Science, Young Professionals Group
Join The Leakey Foundation for these January 2021 live programs.
Origin Stories: ExerciseOrigin Stories
In this episode of Origin Stories, Daniel Lieberman, author of the new book Exercised: Why Something We Never Evolved to Do Is Healthy and Rewarding, explains the powerful instincts that cause us to avoid exercise even though we know it’s good for us. This episode will help you think about exercise in a whole new way.
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Your support made a difference in 2020The Leakey Foundation, Support Us
From funding research that helps us understand what it means to be human, to helping young scientists achieve their dreams of pursuing a graduate degree, to protecting endangered primates that stand at the brink of extinction, your support made a world of difference this year.
From the Field: Harmonie Klein, GabonFrom the Field
Harmonie Klein studies chimpanzees in the Loango National Park in Gabon. This park is a mosaic of different habitat types ranging from coastal lagoons and mangrove swamps, to forests and open savannah.
Lemurs are the world’s most endangered mammals, but planting trees can help save themJournal Article
Leakey Foundation grantee Andrea Baden studies how human pressures effect Madagascar's endemic lemurs. Her research finds that the ruffed lemur is being disproportionately impacted by human activities. These findings will be key to helping save them.
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