.

Recent Grantees

Fall 2017

Behavioral

Brendan Barrett, University of California Davis:  Stone tool use & taxonomic status of Coiba Archipelago capuchins

Leveda Cheng, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology:  Behavioural and endocrinological correlates of intergroup encounters in bonobos

Alba García de la Chica, University of Barcelona:  Behavioral, hormonal and life-history correlates of pairbonding in owl monkeys

Sharon Gursky, Texas A&M University:  The function of ultrasonic vocalizations in spectral tarsiers.

Duna Susie Lee, New York University:  The role of testosterone in the modulation of parental behaviors in female rhesus macaques

Elizabeth Mallott, Northwestern University:  Response of primate gut microbiome function to increased faunivory

Caroline Schuppli, University of Zürich:  Orangutan mothers’ adaptive strategies to make their infants develop fast

Meagan Vakiener, The George Washington University:  Weaned age in gorillas using trace element distributions in teeth

Melissa Wilson Sayres, Arizona State University:  Quantifying the variation and heritability of X-inactivation

Dr. Fredrick Kyalo Manthi of the National Museums of Kenya

Paleoanthropology

James Blinkhorn, University of Liverpool:  The Late Acheulean to Middle Palaeolithic transition in South Asia

Breanne Clifton, University of Connecticut:  Using phytoliths to reconstruct hominin adaptations and microhabitats during the Acheulian-MSA transition in the Kapthurin Formation, Kenya

Dylan Gaffney, University of Cambridge:  The initial colonisation of insular rainforests by archaic and modern hominins

Christopher Gilbert, Hunter College, City University of New York:  Primate evolution, chronology, and biogeography in the Indian Lower Siwaliks

Kevin Hatala, Chatham University:  Paleoecological investigation of 1.5 Ma footprint sites near Nariokotome, Kenya

Hannah Hilbert-Wolf, James Cook University:  Dating hominin fossils in the East African Rift, Malawi

Tania King, University College London:  Neanderthal occupation of the southern Caucasus: Chronological and biogeographic framework

Amanda Leiss, Yale University:  Paleoenvironmental context of ESA archaeology: An analysis of Gona fauna.

Fredrick Manthi, National Museums of Kenya:  Investigations of Middle Pleistocene sites in Natodomeri, northwestern Kenya

Laurent Marivaux, Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution de Montpellier (ISEM):  Oligocene and Miocene platyrrhine primates from Tarapoto, Peruvian Amazonia

Steffen Mischke, University of Iceland:  Environment of early hominins outside of Africa: The Nihewan Basin

Jonathan Reeves, The George Washington University:  Movement ecology and Pleistocene hominin land-use: Perspectives from Koobi Fora

Sileshi Semaw, CENIEH:  Gona Palaeoanthropological Research Project

Frido Welker, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology:  Towards complex Pleistocene hominin proteomes using multiple proteases.


Spring 2017
Behavioral

Laura Abondano, University of Texas at Austin:  Mating strategies of female lowland woolly monkeys in Amazonian Ecuador

Iulia Badescu, Yale University:  Infant feeding and nutritional development correlates of fitness components in wild chimpanzees

Joel Bray, ASU Foundation for A New American University:  Social relationships in male chimpanzees: Form, function, and development

Elaine Gomez Guevara, Yale University:  Epigenetics of primate longevity

Sean Lee, The George Washington University:  The ontogeny of social behavior and facial form in Pan

Stefano Carlo Lucchesi, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology:  Role of ecology in intercommunity relations in bonobos, Kokolopori, DRC

Carrie Miller, University of Minnesota:  Does paternity certainty elicit protection and support of offspring by male gelada monkeys?

Sam Patterson, Arizona State University:  Maternal predictors of infant developmental trajectories in olive baboons

Megan Petersdorf, New York University:  The reproductive ecology of the little-known Kinda baboon (Papio kindae)

David Samson, Duke University:  What drives sleep flexibility? A comparative investigation of circumpolar and equatorial hunter-gatherers

Paleoanthropology

Irisa Arney, University of Michigan:  East African Miocene evolutionary ecology

Amy Bauernfeind, Washington University:  Comparative gene expression of primate cerebellum

Aly Baumgartner, Baylor University:  Paleoclimatic reconstruction of the Miocene on Rusinga Island, Kenya

Marianne Brasil, University of California, Berkeley:  Skeletal morphology of early Homo sapiens from Middle Awash, Ethiopia

Lucia Carbone, Oregon Health & Science University:  Investigating how the LAVA retroelement shaped the gibbon transcriptome

Marco Cherin, University of Perugia: Exploring Site S:  New bipedal footprints at Laetoli (Tanzania)

Susanne Cote, University of Calgary:  Excavation of an exceptionally preserved Miocene catarrhine at Moruorot, Kenya

Harold Dibble, University of Pennsylvania:  A micro-contextual approach to Neandertal fire use at Pech de l’Azé IV (France)

Tamara Dogandzic, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology:  Late Middle and Early Upper Paleolithic in the Balkans

Emma Finestone, Graduate Center, City University of New York:  Examining the Oldowan through time on the Homa Peninsula

Mae Goder-Goldberger, University of Ben Gurion in the Negev:  The site of Far’ah II, western Negev, and the MP-UP transition

Andres Gomez, J. Craig Venter Institute:  Host-microbe interactions in the primate gut: Implications for human origins

Jason Kamilar, University of Massachusetts Amherst:  The evolutionary ecology of primate hair and skin microbiomes

Elaine Kozma, Graduate Center, City University of New York:  Climbing performance in African apes

Shannon McFarlin, The George Washington University:  Skeletal recovery and research of Bwindi mountain gorillas, Uganda

Enquye Negash, The George Washington University:  Modelling vegetation structure in modern ecosystems; Implications for hominin ecospace

Thomas Plummer, Queens College, City University of New York:  Excavation of ca. 2.6 Ma Oldowan sites at Nyayanga, Kenya

Christian Tryon, Harvard University:  Archaeology and modern human origins: Investigations of the Late Pleistocene Nyanza Rift, Kenya

Deming Yang, Stony Brook University:  Isotopic variability among Plio-Pleistocene Turkana suids: Paleoenvironments and hominin evolution