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Monday, March 19, 2018

Evolutionary Anthropology graduate students share expertise in data analysis
Monday, April 4, 2016

Evolutionary Anthropology graduate students Lydia Greene and Kendra Smyth took time off from their dissertation work to share their expertise in data analysis with undergraduates engaged in senior honors research.
India Schneider-Crease (PhD candidate) – Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

PhD candidate India Schneider-Crease collects a urine sample from Talisman, a male gelada baboon (seen sitting on the rock to her right) in the Simien Mountains National Park, Ethiopia. Schneider-Crease’s research examines tapeworm infections in gelada populations in order to identify the... Read full article »
Kendra Smyth (PhD candidate) – Kalahari Desert, South Africa
Sunday, June 1, 2014

An inquisitive meerkat collects behavioral data on PhD candidate Kendra Smyth in South Africa. Smyth studies reproductive endocrinology and ecological immunology in a wild population of meerkats in the Kalahari Desert.
Lauren Gonzales (PhD candidate) – Rio Santa Cruz, Patagonia, Argentina
Sunday, December 1, 2013

PhD candidate Lauren Gonzales pictured in Patagonia, Argentina in 2013. She was there for fossil prospecting in Miocene-aged deposits along the Rio Santa Cruz. Gonzales studies the role of evolution in sensory anatomy in the major adaptive radiations of primates. Her fieldwork in Argentina is... Read full article »
Joseph Feldblum (Ph.D. candidate) in Gombe National Park, Tanzania
Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Joseph Feldblum (Ph.D. candidate: foreground) learning the ways of the forest during his first field season studying chimpanzees in Gombe National Park, Tanzania.
Emily Boehm (Ph.D. candidate) in Gombe National Park, Tanzania
Friday, July 12, 2013

In Gombe National Park, Tanzania, Ph.D. candidate Emily Boehm (foreground) observes Bahati--a pregnant female chimpanzee who is also displaying an estrous swelling. Boehm's dissertation probes the adaptive value of these deceptive sexual signals.
Joseph Feldblum (PhD candidate) – Gombe National Park, Tanzania
Sunday, June 30, 2013

Joseph Feldblum (Ph.D. candidate) takes a break from fieldwork in Tanzania to see which is louder, the roar of a lion or his Barcelona football jacket.
Gabe Yapuncich (PhD candidate) – Wind River Canyon, Wyoming
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Professor Doug Boyer (left) and PhD candidate Gabe Yapuncich (right) teach stratigraphy to students during fieldwork in the Wind River Canyon in Wyoming. Yapuncich’s doctoral research involves estimating the body masses of fossil primates and other early mammals that have been recovered from... Read full article »