The Cayo Santiago Field Station, and the local community of Punta Santiago, were devastated when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico. The staff–who also suffered many personal losses during the storm–are working tirelessly to get supplies like food and fresh water out to the 1500 rhesus monkeys living on the island.
Researchers working at the site are mobilizing to help raise funds, rebuild infrastructure, and assist staff and the local community whose homes were destroyed in the storm. Read more about our efforts here. You can help our efforts to save this important scientific resource and aid the people who live in Punta.
Alex, Megan, and Rosie recently returned from Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Uganda, where our group partners with the sanctuary’s veterinarians during the annual veterinary health checks. This work is part of our research examining chimpanzee health, behavior, and aging together with the Kibale Chimpanzee Project, the Ngogo Chimpanzee Project, and the Kibale EcoHealth Project.
From left: Megan, a volunteer, Alex, Rosie, and veterinarians Dr. Joshua Rukundo and Dr. Titus Mukungu examine a chimpanzee during the sanctuary health checks.
Our work on the evolution of foraging cognition is featured on the cover of Trends in Cognitive Sciences, with an image of a chimpanzee from the Kanyawara community in Kibale National Park, Uganda. See the cover here.
Rosie and Megan just returned from their first research trip to the Duke Lemur Center, where they spent several weeks looking at how different lemur species solve social problems.
Alex recently appeared as a panelist on an episode of the comedy and science outreach show “You’re The Expert” at the David Sq Theater. Read about it here.
Megan, Rosie, and Francesca on their first research trip to study monkey cognition at Cayo Santiago in Puerto Rico this summer.
Our new paper on the development of gaze-following in rhesus monkeys is featured on the cover of Proceedings B! Check it out here.
Rhesus monkey gazing upwards
Our recent paper on bonobo spatial cognition has been republished in the book “Bonobo Cognition and Behavior.” Check it out here.
Alex and collaborator Felix Warneken presented their research on the evolution of cooking at Cafe Science. Watch their presentation here.