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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.
12.27.17

10 Ways to Live Like Frank Brown

Guest Post
Francis H. Brown was a beloved member of The Leakey Foundation family and co-chair of our Scientific Executive Committee. Frank Brown was a geologist who made enormous contributions to our collective understanding of human evolution. He was known for his curiosity, kindness, and generosity.
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."
12.12.17

From the Field: Abigale Koppa, Kenya

From the Field
Abigale Koppa was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our spring 2016 cycle for her project entitled "Nutritional and mechanical properties of Kenyan savanna and wetland plants."
12.05.17

From the Field: Nicole Herzog, Senegal

From the Field
What do chimpanzees do after a fire? Nicole Herzog was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our spring 2016 cycle for her project entitled "Chimpanzees in fire-altered landscapes:  Investigating foundations for hominin fire exploitation."
11.22.17

Chimp Females Who Leave Home Postpone Parenthood

Journal Article, In the News
New moms need social support, and mother chimpanzees are no exception. So much so that female chimps that lack supportive friends and family wait longer to start having babies, according to researchers who have combed through the records of Jane Goodall's famous Gombe chimpanzees.
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."