Ruby, Jay

Grant Type: 
Historical Archives Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Smithsonian Inst., Washington, DC
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
March 31, 2010
Project Title: 
Ruby, Dr. Jay, Temple U., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - To aid preparation of the Jay Ruby Visual Anthropology Papers for archival deposit with the National Anthropological Archives, Suitland, Maryland
Grant Year: 
2010
Award Amount: 
$5,500

Castro Lucic, Milka

Grant Type: 
Conference & Workshop Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Chile, U. of
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
November 4, 2002
Project Title: 
Castro Lucic, Dr. Milka, U. of Chile, Santiago, Chile - To aid 51st Congress of International Americanists, 2003, U. of Chile, in collaboration with Dr. Jorge Hildalgo Lehuende
Grant Year: 
2002
Award Amount: 
$15,000

Glowacki, Luke Anthony

Grant Type: 
Dissertation Fieldwork Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Harvard U.
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
April 8, 2011
Project Title: 
Glowacki, Luke, Harvard U., Cambridge, MA - To aid research on 'The Behavioral Ecology of Intergroup Aggression in a Pastoral Society,' supervised by Dr. Karen L. Kramer

LUKE GLOWACKI, then a student at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, received funding in April 2011 to aid research on 'The Behavioral Ecology of Intergroup Aggression in a Pastoral Society,' supervised by Dr. Karen L. Kramer. This research focuses on inter-individual contributions to collective action problems in a nomadic pastoralist society in southwest Ethiopia. Why do some individuals contribute more than others to cooperative behavior? Is variation based on reproductive competition, demographic factors, or behavioral syndromes? Focal domains included participation in intergroup aggression, along with herd-tending, water-hole construction and maintenance, and crop cultivation. Research methods used participant interviews to obtain reproductive histories and demographic background, social network and behavioral data, and social-psychological indices. Preliminary analyses show significant inter-individual variation in cooperation and intra-individual cooperation in differing domains of cooperation. Individuals who are prolific cooperators in one domain may not be more likely to cooperate in other domains. Future analysis will explore the role of reproductive competition, social benefits and networks, and demographic factors in cooperation. Together these will provide the data for tests of competing evolutionary explanations of human cooperation.

Grant Year: 
2011
Award Amount: 
$12,440

Moggi-Cecchi, Jacopo

Grant Type: 
Historical Archives Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Florence, U. of
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
August 11, 2004
Project Title: 
Moggi-Cecchi, Dr. Jacopo, U. of Florence, Florence, Italy - To aid oral-history interviews with Aldo and Eugenia Segre for 'Aldo and Eugenia Segre: 50 years of Research in Human Paleontology and Prehistory in Italy'
Grant Year: 
2004
Award Amount: 
$2,300

Morales, Ana

Grant Type: 
Wadsworth Fellowship
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Costa Rica, U. of
Status: 
Completed Fellowship
Approve Date: 
April 26, 2012
Project Title: 
Morales, Ana, U. de Costa Rica, San Jose, Costa Rica - To aid training in physical-biological anthropology at U. of Calgary, Calgary, Canada, supervised by Dr. Geoffrey McCafferty
Grant Year: 
2012
Award Amount: 
$17,500

Hu, Gang

Grant Type: 
Wadsworth Fellowship
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Kunming Institute of Zoology
Status: 
Completed Fellowship
Approve Date: 
February 28, 2006
Project Title: 
Hu, Gang, Instit. of Wildlife, Kunming, P.R. China - To aid study in biological anthropology at Australian National U., Canberra, ACT, supervised by Dr. Colin Groves
Grant Year: 
2006
Award Amount: 
$15,000

Friedlander, Eva

Grant Type: 
Historical Archives Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Smithsonian Inst., Washington, DC
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
May 14, 2013
Project Title: 
Friedlander, Dr. Eva, New York, NY - To aid preparation of the personal papers and research materials of Dr. Owen Lynch for archival deposit with the National Anthropological Archives, Suitland, MD
Grant Year: 
2013
Award Amount: 
$15,000

Atsalis, Sylvia

Grant Type: 
Post-Ph.D. Research Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
San Diego, Zoological Society of
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
October 30, 2007
Project Title: 
Atsalis, Dr. Sylvia, San Diego Zoological Society, San Diego, CA - To aid research on 'Menopause and Postreproductive Lifespan in a Cooperatively Breeding Primate: Hormonal Assessment of Aged Langurs'

DR. SYLVIA ATSALIS, San Diego Zoological Society, San Diego, California, was awarded a grant in October 2007 to aid research on 'Menopause and Postreproductive Lifespan in a Cooperatively Breeding Primate: Hormonal Assessment of Aged Langurs.' A postmenopausal lifespan frees women to care for grandchildren. Other primate species that share with humans strong cooperatively breeding traits might also experience menopause and lengthy postreproductive lifespan. Langurs are known for offspring allocare with postreproductive females identified in the wild. Our goal was to conduct reproductive hormonal research on zoo-housed Francois langur females to assess whether, like humans, they typically experience a lengthy postreproductive lifespan. Progesterone data in conjunction with individual female information on year of last birth would help to determine length of postreproductive lifespan. In fact, geriatric females (n=3) were cycling but none conceived during the study, whereas all control subjects (n=6) conceived, even when progesterone did not exhibit distinguishable cycling patterns. No significant changes in average hormone concentrations were detected in geriatric females over two years, nor between older and younger females. There are hints that age may affect ability to conceive but postreproductive lifespan may be short. Testosterone and estradiol cycling patterns will be investigated to further characterize reproductive ability. Detailed analyses of all hormones may help to gauge differences between age classes, particularly, to establish timing of specific reproductive landmarks including the relationship between the end of hormonal cycling and age at last birth.

Grant Year: 
2007
Award Amount: 
$17,600

Aureli, Filippo

Grant Type: 
Conference & Workshop Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Universidad Veracruzana
Status: 
Active Grant
Approve Date: 
March 5, 2015
Project Title: 
Aureli, Dr. Filippo, U. Veracruzana, Xalapa, Mexico - To aid workshop on 'Fission-Fusion Dynamics and Behavioral Flexibility: Comparative Perspectives,' 2015, Valladolid, Yucatan, in collaboration with Dr. Colleen Schaffner

Preliminary abstract: Following the productive discussion at a 2004 Wenner-Gren funded conference, Aureli et al. (2008) proposed theoretical frameworks for socioecological factors underpinning fission-fusion dynamics, for communication and cognitive implications of fission-fusion dynamics and for the evolutionary processes at the basis of fission-fusion dynamics, including those involving our own ancestors. The proposed workshop aims to expand from these achievements by reframing these theoretical frameworks within a revised perspective on behavioral flexibility and by proposing additional theoretical frameworks. The term fission-fusion has been used to refer to overall flexible group membership in contrast to fixed membership of cohesive groups. In the proposed workshop we will examine the fine-tuned behavioral flexibility afforded to group members by different degrees of fission-fusion dynamics. This perspective on behavioral flexibility applies not only to comparisons across species, but also to comparisons across populations of the same species. To achieve this goal and characterize such detailed behavioral flexibility, workshop participants will propose, test and deliver a series of suitable metrics to quantify the degree of fission-fusion dynamics, which will allow testing the predictions of the theoretical frameworks with phylogeny-controlled comparative analyses.

Grant Year: 
2015
Award Amount: 
$16,600

Reuter, Thomas Anton

Grant Type: 
Conference & Workshop Grant
Insitutional Affiliation: 
Monash U.
Status: 
Completed Grant
Approve Date: 
February 23, 2009
Project Title: 
Reuter, Dr. Thomas A., Monash U., Clayton, Victoria, Australia - To aid WCAA conference on 'Opportunities and Challenges: Toward an Agenda for World Anthropology,' 2009, Kunming, China, in collaboration with Dr. Gustavo Ribeiro

'Opportunities and Challenges for International Cooperation and Participation in