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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.
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 »
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.
Kara Walker (PhD candidate) – Gombe National Park, Tanzania
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

PhD candidate Kara Walker (right) consults with a colleague while tracking chimpanzees at Gombe National Park, Tanzania.

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