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Awash National Park Baboon Research Project (1972-ongoing)
Director: Dr. Jane Phillips-Conroy, co-director (other co-directors: Dr. Clifford J. Jolly and Dr. Shimelis Beyene)
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, firstname.lastname@example.org; 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, email@example.com; Jacinta Beehner, Dept. of Anthropology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 63110, firstname.lastname@example.org; and Thore Bergman, Dept. of Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 63110, email@example.com.
Last Updated: 2000-03-29
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