Archives for Kenya

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."
03.07.17

Follow the Leader?

Origin Stories
Every animal that lives in groups has to make decisions as a group. Even a seemingly simple decision like "where should we go for dinner?" can be complicated to negotiate.
02.21.17

Grantee Spotlight: Emma Mbua

Grantee Spotlight
Emma Mbua is a Kenyan paleoanthropologist who has been working at Kantis Fossil Site (KFS), a paleontological site on the outskirts of Nairobi in Kenya which has been dated to 3.5 million years old.
07.13.16

Grantee Spotlight: Nicole Thompson

Grantee Spotlight
Nicole Thompson is a PhD candidate at Columbia University. She was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our spring 2016 cycle for her project entitled “The benefits of social connections during development in blue monkeys in Kakamega, Kenya.” We (primates) have strongly differentiated social relationships — not all social partners are created equal, and whom we associate… more »