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Fongoli Savanna Chimpanzee Project (April 2001 - present)
Field Study in Africa
Location of Site: SENEGAL, Kedougou

Director: Jill D. Pruetz
Phone: 515 294-5150   E-Mail:
324 Curtiss Hall, Ames, Iowa 50011 UNITED STATES
Department: Anthropology
Institution: Iowa State University

Sponsoring Institution(s): Iowa State University

Research Objectives: This long-term study seeks to better understand the effects of a savanna environment on chimpanzee behavior and ecology.

Field Positions and Volunteers: Periodic openings for project manager: graduate level status, with experience studying chimpanzees as well as wild primates, French language (preferably experience managing field project with wild great apes)

Species Studied: Pan troglodytes verus (Western chimpanzee)

Other Species at Site: Chlorocebus aethiops (grivet), Erythrocebus patas (patas monkey), Galago senegalensis (lesser bushbaby), Papio papio (Guinea baboon)

Comments: Research is conducted with the permission of the Dept. Eaux et Forets du Senegal and the Arrondissement of Bandafassi.

Last Updated: 2007-02-27

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