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Grantee Spotlight: Julie Lesnik

Julie Lesnik was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our fall 2015 cycle for her project entitled "An evaluation of termite-associated hydrocarbon signatures as an influence on prey selectivity and an ecological signal for chimpanzees and Olduvai hominins."

From the Field: Alia Gurtov

Alia Gurtov at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. This January we introduced you to fall 2014 grantee Alia Gurtov. Here she updates us on the progress of her project entitled “Dental microwear analysis of Early Pleistocene hominin foraging seasonality.”  I have long been interested in the ecological constraints on ancient human behavior. For my PhD research, I am studying the impact of

Human Ecological Dominance

Rob Blumenschine’s Leakey Speaker Series talk, “Olduvai Gorge and the Origin of Human Ecological Dominance,” is coming up on April 22, 2015 at the California Academy of Sciences. Rob will discuss how humans have become one of the most adaptable and ecologically dominant species through intelligence and technology. What makes Rob so qualified to discuss this topic? Rob has worked

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