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Early Primate Leaping Set Stage for Human Airtime
Duke Research Blog
Sunday, July 7, 2013


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.
Brian Hare comments: Fewer chimpanzees will be used in U.S. research
National Geographic
Thursday, June 27, 2013


Do lemurs have personalities?
National Geographic
Thursday, June 27, 2013


Social Animals Have More Social Smarts
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Lemurs from species that hang out in big tribes are more likely to steal food behind your back instead of in front of your face.  This behavior suggests that primates who live in larger social groups tend to have more "social intelligence," a new study shows. The results appear June 27 in PLOS... Read full article »
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 »
Gabe Yapuncich (PhD candidate) – Crazy Mountains Basin, Montana
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

PhD candidate Gabe Yapuncich (in red shirt) gets a little exercise while reburying a Paleocene fossil mammal quarry in the Crazy Mountains Basin in Montana. Yapuncich’s doctoral research involves estimating the body masses of fossil primates and other early mammals that have been recovered from... Read full article »
Daniel Gonzalez-Socoloske (PhD, 2013) – San San Pond Sak, Panama
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Daniel Gonzalez-Socoloske (PhD, 2013) poses next to an Antillean manatee at San San Pond Sak Wildlife Refuge in Panama. This young female was the first, and so far only, manatee to be successfully captured and radio-tagged in Panama. Her movements were tracked by satellite for 45 days before the... Read full article »
Jingzhi Tan (PhD, 2013) – Lola Ya Bonobo, DRC
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Jingzhi Tan (PhD, 2013) takes a selfie with a juvenile bonobo at Lola Ya Bonobo sanctuary outside of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. Bonobos were an important component of Tan’s doctoral research on the evolution of human cooperation.

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