Frodo in an Mtobogoro tree


20131031 Mike @ Downe House AMichael Lawrence Wilson is an Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, with a joint appointment in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior. As an evolutionary anthropologist, he is interested in what we can learn about human evolution from studying the behavior and ecology of our closest living relatives. His research focuses on field studies of chimpanzees at Gombe National Park, Tanzania and Kibale National Park, Uganda, with topics including aggression, territorial behavior, communication, and disease ecology. At Minnesota, he teaches courses including “Sex, Evolution and Behavior,” “Primate Ecology and Social Behavior,” “Warfare and Human Evolution,” and “Human Behavioral Biology.”


thoughts on primates, people, and evolution