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Grantee Spotlight: Timothy Campbell

Grantee Spotlight
Timothy Campbell, PhD candidate at Texas A&M, was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our fall 2015 cycle for his project entitled “Paleoenvironmental reconstruction of Sterkfontein and Swartkrans using rodent postcrania.” Many theories of hominin behavioral and morphological evolution have focused on the environments occupied by early members of our lineage in… more »

Grantee Spotlight: Kaitlin Wellens

Grantee Spotlight
The next grantee from our fall 2015 cycle is Kaitlin Wellens, PhD candidate from The George Washington University. She was awarded a grant for her project entitled “Maternal effects on juvenile chimpanzee social behavior and physiological stress.” Mothers can have a tremendous impact on various aspects of their offspring’s early development, including behavior, stress responses,… more »

From the Field: Alexandra Uhl

From the Field
In the spring of 2014 The Leakey Foundation awarded Alexandra Uhl, PhD candidate from the University of Tübingen in Germany, a research grant for her project entitled “Sex determination in geographically and ontogenetically diverse samples.”  To read a short summary of her work on our blog, click here.  Recently she got in touch with us with a short update. Following the pictures you… more »

Cranial evolution in modern humans and neanderthals

Journal Article
Timothy Weaver was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant in the spring of 2010 for his project entitled “Cranial evolution: Neandertals and modern humans compared to chimpanzees.” Explaining the meaning of skeletal differences between neanderthals and modern humans has been a topic of debate since the discovery of neanderthals in 1856. Differences in cranial morphology have garnered… more »

Validation of an Acoustic Location System to Monitor Bornean Orangutan Long Calls

Journal Article
Brigitte Spillmann, PhD candidate at the University of Zurich, was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant in the spring of 2010 for her project entitled “The function(s) of a long-distance signal:  The orangutan long call.” We recently featured a summary of her work along with her research report on our blog. Click here to read the post.  We are now pleased to learn that she has published… more »