My name is Michael Lawrence Wilson. I’m a Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. I’m interested in what we can learn about human evolution from studying the behavior and ecology of our closest living relatives. My research focuses on field studies of chimpanzees at Gombe National Park, Tanzania, with topics including aggression, territorial behavior, communication, and disease ecology. At Minnesota, I teach courses including “Sex, Evolution and Behavior,” “Human Evolution” and “Primate Ecology and Social Behavior.”

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