The Development of Male-Female Social Relationships in Wild Chimpanzees
In my dissertation research at Ngogo in Kibale National Park, Uganda, I investigate how male-female relationships change for chimpanzees during adolescence. Specifically, I examine how affiliative and aggressive behaviors, including sexual coercion, develop in adolescent male chimpanzees and how these behaviors influence mating and reproduction.
Social Interactions of Young Children and Animals
Comparative Cognition in Primates
With captive primates at the Duke Lemur Center and the North Carolina Zoo, I conducted experiments to study the influence of diet and sociality on cognitive abilities and how social bonds influence vocal communication.