Lunch Break Science: Chimpanzee Communication with Zarin Machanda

Science & Nature
Lunch Break Science: Chimpanzee Communication with Zarin Machanda
Nov 30, 2020
12:00 am
Add to Calendar 2020-11-30 12:00 am 2020-11-30 12:00 am 1440 Lunch Break Science: Chimpanzee Communication with Zarin Machanda Brought to you by The Leakey Foundation + Gather

Take a break at lunch and learn about chimpanzee communication and relationships with Leakey Foundation grantee, Tufts University biologist, and director of the Kibale Chimpanzee Project Zarin Machanda. Zarin Machanda's research revolves around understanding the factors that shape the quality and development of social relationships among wild chimpanzees. Her work so far has focused mostly on the evolution of male-female relationships, male-male cooperation (especially cooperative hunting), and how chimpanzees use communication to mediate social relationships. Most recently, she has started a long-term project to study infant and juvenile chimpanzees and how they develop sex-typed adult behaviors. Zarin is the Director of Long-term Research at the Kibale Chimpanzee Project, an organization that for the last 30 years has conserved and protected the Kanyawara community of chimpanzees living in Kibale National Park, Uganda.

The Leakey Foundation
The mission of The Leakey Foundation is to increase scientific knowledge, education, and public understanding of human origins, evolution, behavior, and survival. The Leakey Foundation funds primatology fieldwork and other research related to understanding human origins. We are dedicated to funding scientific research that explores the many facets of human origins and sharing the results of this research through our innovative educational programs. Based in San Francisco, California, we are the only U.S.-based funding organization wholly committed to human origins research and education. The Leakey Foundation promotes a multidisciplinary approach to exploring human origins. We award more than $1,00,000 annually in field and laboratory grants for vital new research and long-term projects. We give special encouragement to early career scientists asking new questions and seeking innovative ways to answer these questions about human evolution. We also provide funding for graduate students from countries where there are limited academic opportunities to earn advanced degrees in fields like paleoanthropology and primatology.
Learn more

More from

The Leakey Foundation