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Awash National Park Baboon Research Project (1972-ongoing)
Field Study in Africa
Location of Site: ETHIOPIA

Director: Dr. Jane Phillips-Conroy, co-director (other co-directors: Dr. Clifford J. Jolly and Dr. Shimelis Beyene)
Phone: 314-362-3396   Fax: 314-362-3446   E-Mail:
Box 8108, 660 S. Euclid Ave, St. Louis, Missouri 63110
Department: Washington University School of Medicine

Sponsoring Institution(s): New York University, Washington University, Addis Ababa University,Ethiopian Wildlife Conservation Organization

Research Objectives: To examine comparatively the behavioral, anatomical, physiological and ecological adaptations of anubis and hamadryas baboons, and to elucidate the genetic structure and dynamics of the natural hybrid zone between them. To examine the natural history and genetic structure of a sympatric population of grivet monkeys, and its interaction with the SIV virus.

Field Positions and Volunteers: None anticipated in the near future

Species Studied: Papio anubis (olive baboon), Papio hamadryas (hamadryas baboon)

Other Species at Site: Colobus guereza (guereza)

Comments: The project is co-directed by Dr. Jane Phillips-Conroy (address above); Dr. Clifford J. Jolly, Dept. of Anthropology, New York University, New York, NY, 10003, 1-212-998-8574,; and Dr. Shimelis Beyene, CARE-Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Other research personnel are Larissa Swedell (P.h.hamadryas only), Dept. of Anthropology, Columbia University, New York, NY, 10027,; Jacinta Beehner, Dept. of Anthropology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 63110,; and Thore Bergman, Dept. of Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 63110,

Last Updated: 2000-03-29

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