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10.05.11

Grant Funding Increases Despite Tough Economy

Grants
  In these tough economic times, we work hard to maintain our grant funding for scientific research projects. Despite this challenging environment, we have been able to increase our grant funding over the last two years, adding $85,000 overall to our total annual grants given since 2008. In addition, 80% of our total budget goes to science research and education,more »
05.02.11

More Q&A with Sosthene Habumuremyi

In the News
This is the fourth in a series of posts about Sosthene Habumuremyi’s dissertation research on the hormonal correlations of socio-sexual behaviors in female mountain gorillas. Sosthene’s research project combines behavioral data collected in the field with hormonal data analyzed in the lab. The results of this study will characterize the specificmore »
04.12.11

Studying Hormonal Stimuli in Mountain Gorillas Yields Many Clues

Grantee Spotlight, From the Field, Behind the Science, Guest Post, Education
By Sosthene Habumuremyi My study has gathered data on mating behavior, solicitations, and any displays/aggression from adult males towards the females. Sexual swellings, which are extremely small in gorillas, are also noted. The plan is to monitor at least 6 nulliparous (never having given birth to offspring) females and 10 cycling parous (given birth to offspringmore »
04.04.11

The hormonal correlations of socio-sexual behaviors in female mountain gorillas

Education

By Sosthene Habumuremyi

The overall goal of this study is to investigate the hormonal correlates of socio-sexual behaviors in female mountain gorillas. Specifically, we want to understand the variation observed in mating strategies and fertility parameters among female mountain gorillas. By using hormonal data, we want to know if this variation is governed by more »