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10.26.16

Name Our New Event Series

The Leakey Foundation
The Leakey Foundation is hosting a new series of short science talks from great minds. These events are for ages 21 and up and feature fascinating talks, interactive activities, a full bar, delicious food, and plenty of time for asking questions and discussing science with your fellow attendees. Help us choose the best name for this fun science event series.
10.25.16

Feeding Transitions in Wild Infant Chimpanzees

Journal Article
Iulia Badescu was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our spring 2015 cycle for her project entitled "Investigating the infant nutritional development of wild chimpanzees." She was recently published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology, and she was kind enough to summarize the article for our Leakey Foundation Blog.
10.20.16

From the Field: Alecia Carter

From the Field
The Leakey Foundation awarded Alecia Carter a Leakey Foundation research grant in the spring of 2016 for her project entitled "Constraints on the evolution of culture: Social information in Namibian baboons." Below she updates us on her 2016 field season.
10.11.16

Grantee Spotlight: Thomas Kraft

Grantee Spotlight
Thomas Kraft was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant during our spring 2016 cycle for his project entitled "Shifting co-residence and interaction patterns in a transitioning hunter-gatherer society."
10.06.16

Grantee Spotlight: Alecia Carter

Grantee Spotlight
Alecia Carter was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research grant during our spring 2016 cycle for her project entitled "Constraints on the Evolution of Culture: Social Information in Namibian Baboons.”
10.04.16

From the Field: Mathew Fox

From the Field
Mathew Fox was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research grant in the spring of 2016 for his project entitled “Paleoenvironments of Homo erectus occupations in the Luonan Basin, China." Here he updates us on his 2016 field season.
09.08.16

Grantee Spotlight: Stephanie Bogart

Grantee Spotlight
Stephanie Bogart was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our spring 2015 cycle for her project entitled “Savanna chimpanzee ecology at MARS (Mount Assirik Research Site).”
Stephanie Bogart with a chimpanzee nest
At Mount Assirik Research Site (MARS) in Senegal’s Niokolo Koba National Park, a new long-term field study on savanna chimpanzees has begun with the aid of the… more »
09.06.16

From the Field: Genevieve Housman

From the Field
Genevieve Housman was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our fall 2015 cycle for her project entitled "Assessment of DNA methylation patterns in primate skeletal tissues." Here she updates us on her progress.
08.30.16

Grantee Spotlight: Mathew Fox

Grantee Spotlight
Mathew Fox, PhD candidate from the University of Arizona, was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our spring 2016 cycle for his project entitled “Paleoenvironments of Homo erectus occupations in the Luonan Basin, China.”
Dr. Wang Shejiang of the Chinese Academy of Science’s Institute for Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology explaining the location of … more »