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07.20.15

Grantee Spotlight: Tyler Faith

Grantee Spotlight
Tyler Faith is a researcher from the University of Queensland in Australia. He was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant during our spring 2015 cycle for his project entitled "Middle Stone Age of the Gwasi and Uyoma Peninsulas, Kenya."
07.14.15

From Our Grants Department: The July 15th Deadline for Our Fall Cycle Approaches!

Grants
by H. Gregory The Leakey Foundation office in the Presidio of San Francisco While many of you are busy putting the final touches on your grant application for our fall 2015 cycle, I thought I would post some information you may find handy. For those of you who have not met the The Leakey Foundation grants department staff, Paddy Moore is our grant officer, and I am the grant associate.… more » “From Our Grants Department: The July 15th Deadline for Our Fall Cycle Approaches!”
07.13.15

Grantee Spotlight: Kelsey Ellis

Grantee Spotlight
Kelsey Ellis is a PhD candidate at the University of Texas at Austin. During our spring 2015 cycle she was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant for her project entitled “Grouping dynamics of woolly monkeys (Lagothrix poeppigii) in Amazonian Ecuador.” Kelsey Ellis Multilevel societies are recognized as some of the most complex social systems found in nature… more » “Grantee Spotlight: Kelsey Ellis”
07.06.15

Grantee Spotlight: Gabriele Schino

Grantee Spotlight
Gabriele Schino was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant during our fall 2014 cycle for his project entitled “The emotional basis of primate reciprocity.” He and his collaborator Elsa Addessi are from the Institute for Cognitive Sciences and Technologies, National Research Council in Rome, Italy. Gabriele Schino and Elsa Addessi Reciprocal cooperation… more » “Grantee Spotlight: Gabriele Schino”
07.02.15

Grantee Spotlight: Halszka Glowacka

Grantee Spotlight
Halszka Glowacka is a PhD candidate at Arizona State University.  She was awarded a grant during our spring 2015 cycle for her project entitled “Biomechanical constraints on molar emergence in primates.”
Halszka Glowacka in Hadar, Ethiopia Human life history is unique among living primates. Humans grow slowly and have long lifespans coupled with short… more » “Grantee Spotlight: Halszka Glowacka”
06.26.15

Grantee Spotlight: Thierra Nalley

Grantee Spotlight
The next grantee from our spring 2015 cycle is Thierra Nalley from the California Academy of Sciences.  Her project is entitled “Ontogeny of the thoracolumbar transition in extant hominoids and Australopithecus.” Thierra Nalley and a digital reconstruction of the fossil hominin DIK 1-1 Walking on two legs, or bipedalism, is a hallmark adaptation of the human… more » “Grantee Spotlight: Thierra Nalley”
06.23.15

Grantee Spotlight: Karline R. L. Janmaat

Grantee Spotlight
Introducing Karline Janmaat from the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology. She was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant in our spring 2015 cycle for her project entitled “The ecological intelligence of human rainforest foragers.” Karline Janmaat. Photo credit:  Bill Loubelo Many primates have developed mental abilities that help… more » “Grantee Spotlight: Karline R. L. Janmaat”
06.21.15

Male rank, not paternity, predicts male–immature relationships in mountain gorillas

Journal Article
Stacy Rosenbaum (University of California at Los Angeles) was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant in 2010 for her project entitled “Male-immature relationships in the mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei).” Dr. Rosenbaum and her team were recently published in the journal Animal Behaviour, and she was kind enough to provide us with a brief summarymore » “Male rank, not paternity, predicts male–immature relationships in mountain gorillas”
06.19.15

Grantee Spotlight: Gabrielle Russo

Grantee Spotlight
The next spring 2015 Leakey Foundation grantee we would like to introduce you to is Gabrielle Russo from Stony Brook University.  Her project is entitled “Elucidating the evolutionary pathways of hominin basicranial morphology using a formal phylogenetic comparative primate approach.” Gabrielle Russo (R) and collaborator Jeroen B. Smaers The morphology… more » “Grantee Spotlight: Gabrielle Russo”
06.17.15

Journal Article: There Is More than One Way to Crack an Oyster: Identifying Variation in Burmese Long-Tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis aurea) Stone-Tool Use

Journal Article
Amanda Tan is a PhD candidate at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant in the spring of 2013. Here is a summary of her team’s recent paper in PLOS ONE. Researchers Catalog Variation in Stone-Tool Use by Burmese Long-Tailed Macaques Burmese long-tailed macaques living on islands in southern Thailand usemore » “Journal Article: There Is More than One Way to Crack an Oyster: Identifying Variation in Burmese Long-Tailed Macaque (Macaca fascicularis aurea) Stone-Tool Use”