Ravosa, Dr. Matthew J., Northwestern U. Medical School, Chicago, IL - To aid conference on primate origins and adaptations, 2001, Northwestern U., in collaboration with Dr. Marian Dagosto
'Primate Origins and Adaptations,' December 13-15, 2001, Chicago, Illinois -- Organizers: Matthew J. Ravosa and Marian Dagosto (Northwestern University). Recent discoveries of fossil primates from the Eocene (36-55 mya) of Europe, North America, Asia, and Africa have greatly increased our knowledge of the diversity of the first primates as well as documenting a far broader spectrum of adaptations and body sizes than sampled previously.
Price, Dr. David H., St. Martin's U., Lacey, WA - To aid preparation of the personal research materials of Dr. Marvin Harris for archival deposit with the National Anthropological Archives, Suitland, MD - Historical Archives Program
Pontzer, Dr. Herman, Washington U., St. Louis, MO - To aid research on 'Metabolic Cost of Living in Bonobos'
DR. HERMAN PONTZER, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, was awarded a grant in April 2009, to aid research on 'Metabolic Cost of Living in Bonobos.' The way in which a species uses energy tells us a lot about its ecology, physiology, and evolution. This study provided the first direct measures of daily energy expenditure in chimpanzees and gorillas. The chimpanzee sample (n=17) was drawn from adults and juveniles living at the Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Sanctuary in the Republic of Congo; the gorilla sample (n=6) was drawn from the population housed at the Lincoln Park Zoo in Chicago.
Pontzer, Dr. Herman, City U. of New York, Hunter College, New York, NY - To aid research on 'Energy Expenditure and Life History Among Hominoids'
Preliminary abstract: In this project we will measure total energy expenditure (kilocalories/day) in living hominoids (chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas, orangutans, and gibbons) to test whether evolved differences in daily energy expenditure underlie differences in the rates of growth, reproduction, and aging among these species. While energy expenditure is fundamental to all aspects of an organism's biology and ecology, currently little is known about energy expenditure among living apes.
Pollard, Dr. Tessa M., U. of Durham, Durham, United Kingdom - To aid conference on 'Early Life Influences on Women's Reproductive Function and Health,' 2005, U. of Durham
'Early Life Influences on Women's Reproductive Function and Health,' March 9-10, 2005, Durham, United Kingdom -- Organizers: Tessa Pollard. This workshop was designed to bring together researchers working on an emerging area of interest within biological anthropology. Biological anthropologists at Harvard, London, Krakow and Durham are currently working to test developmental hypotheses of ovarian function, and the first aim of the workshop was to allow those groups to share methods, results, and ideas, and to work to develop theory and research strategies for the future.