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Project Papio--Comparative Research of Olive and Chacma Baboons (July 1999 - ongoing)
Field Study in Africa
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Location of Site: KENYA, Segera, Laikipia District; Botswana (Moremi Game Reserve)

Director: Ryne A. Palombit
Phone: 732-932-5214   Fax: 732-932-1564   E-Mail:
131 George St., New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-1414 UNITED STATES
Department: Anthropology / Center for Human Evolutionary Studies
Institution: Rutgers University

Sponsoring Institution(s): National Science Foundation (USA), L.S.B. Leakey Foundation, Wenner-Gren Foundation / Office of the President (Kenya, Botswana), Institute of Primate Research (Kenya)

Research Objectives: Understand interpopulation variation in baboon social behavior in light of genetics, ecology, & endocrinology

Field Positions and Volunteers: Kenya: PhD Opportunities by contacting Director

Species Studied: Papio anubis (olive baboon), Papio ursinus (chacma baboon)

Comments: Collaborators include: Dr. Clifford Jolly (Anthropology, New York University), Dr. Dorothy L. Cheney (Biology, University of Pennsylvania), and Dr. Robert M. Seyfarth (Psychology, University of Pennsylvania)

Last Updated: 2002-10-28

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