Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Gelada Fieldwork





I spent six weeks in the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia this Spring studying the social behavior and communication of gelada baboons. This is the preliminary phase of a larger project investigating the motivational contexts and social functions of facial expression in male geladas. My collaborators are Drs. Jacinta Beehner and Thore Bergman of the University of Michigan Gelada Research Project.

UPDATE (7/21/08): Picture of me in the field courtesy of Dave Pappano.