Archives for weaning

06.12.18

Grantee Spotlight: Meagan Vakiener

Grantee Spotlight
Meagan Vakiener was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our fall 2017 for her project entitled "Weaned age in gorillas using trace element distributions in teeth." She is a PhD candidate at George Washington University. 
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.
07.27.16

Grantee Spotlight: Amy Lu

Grantee Spotlight
Dr. Amy Lu is an assistant professor at Stony Brook University. She was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our spring 2016 cycle for her project entitled “Understanding weaning trajectories in a wild primate – the gelada (Theropithecus gelada).” Weaning is a critical life history transition for primates and other mammals. In humans, premature weaning can lead to higher… more »