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  • Decoding a New Addition to the Human Family Tree

    For Christopher Walker, assistant professor of anatomy at the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine, looking at a femur reveals that the newly discovered hominin species named Homo naledi likely walked upright.
  • Chimp Females Who Leave Home Postpone Parenthood

    New moms need social support, and mother chimpanzees are no exception. So much so that female chimps that lack supportive friends and family wait longer to start having babies, according to researchers who have combed through the records of Jane Goodall’s famous Gombe chimpanzees.
  • Chimpanzee Ecology, Behavior & Conservation

    Walker CS, Walker KK, Paulo G, Pusey AE. 2018. Morphological identification of hair identified from feces for detection of cannibalism in eastern chimpanzees. Folia Primatologica 89, 240-250.

    Gilby IC, Machanda ZP, O’Malley RC, Murray CM, Lonsdorf EV, Walker KK, Mjungu DC, Otali E, Muller MN, Emery Thompson M, Pusey AE, Wrangham RW. 2017. Predation by female […]

  • Social & Physical Cognition

    Tan J, Walker KK, Hoff K, Hare B. 2018. What influences a pet dog’s first impression of a stranger? Learning & Behavior. 46, 4, 414 – 429.

    Schroepfer-Walker KK, Wobber V, Hare B. 2015. Experimental evidence that grooming and play are social currency in bonobos and chimpanzees. Behaviour. 152, 545-562.

    MacLean E, Mathews LJ, Hare B, […]

  • Hominoid Life History and Energetics

    Walker KK, Walker C, Goodall J, Pusey AE. 2018. Maturation is prolonged and variable in female chimpanzees. Journal of Human Evolution. 114, 131-140.

    Pontzer H, Brown MH, Raichlen DA, Dunsworth H, Hare B, Walker KK, Luke A, Dugas LR, Durazo-Arvizu R, Schoeller D, Plange-Rhule J, Bovet P, Forrester TE, Lambert EV, Emery Thompson M, Shumaker RW, […]

  • Social & Mating Behavior in Pan

    Walker KK, Rudicell RS, Li Y, Hahn B, Wroblewski E, Pusey AE. 2017. Chimpanzees breed with genetically dissimilar mates. Royal Society Open Science. 4, 1, 160422.

    Walker KK, Hare B. 2017. Bonobo baby dominance: Did female defense of offspring lead to reduced male aggression? Bonobos. [Eds Yamamoto S & Hare B]. Oxford University Press.

    Foerster S, Franz […]