Current Graduate Students

Tony Massaro (EEB)

Cooperation and competition in chimpanzees

Elihuruma Wilson (EEB)

Regeneration of forest in Village Land Forest Reserves

Maud Mouginot (Anthropology)

Male bonobo reproductive strategies

Visiting Scholars

Nicole Simmons, Makerere University

Nicole at Kyambura Gorge, Uganda

Recent Graduates

Nisarg Desai (Anthropology)

Dissertation: “Exploring the form and functions of chimpanzee pant-hoots from basic evolutionary principles.”

PhD: 2022

Carrie Miller (Anthropology)

Dissertation: “Does Paternity Certainty Elicit Protection and Support of Offspring by Male Gelada Monkeys (Theropithecus gelada)?”

PhD: 2021

Carrie with gelada monkeys at Norway Cliff, Guassa, Ethiopia

Kristy Crouse (Anthropology)


“B3GET: A new computational approach for understanding
and exploring ecology, evolution, and behavior”

PhD: 2021

Kristy with hamadryas baboon at Filoha, Ethiopia

Rebecca Slepkov Nockerts (Anthropology)

Dissertation: “Stable isotope ecology of Gombe National Park:
A modern analogue for fossil hominins”

PhD: 2019

Rebecca processing fruit samples at Gombe

Andrea Bailey (EEB)

PhD: 2015

Dissertation: “Conspecific aggression as a reproductive constraint and the value of kin in olive baboons, Papio anubis

Andrea collecting data on baboons at Gombe

Bailey, A., Eberly, L. E., & Packer, C. (2015). Does pregnancy coloration reduce female conspecific aggression in the presence of maternal kin?. Animal behaviour108, 199-206.

Lisa O’Bryan (EEB)

PhD: 2015

Dissertation: “The socioecology of chimpanzee foraging and food-associated calling behavior”

Lisa recording chimpanzee calls at Gombe.

Current position: Junior Fellow, Rice University

Lisa defending her thesis 15 May 2015.

Laura Hauff (Anthropology)

PhD: 2011

Current position: Resident, Internal Medicine, Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Dissertation: “Biological and social factors associated with reduced lactation duration in overweight women”

Laura weighing a baby

Deus Mjungu (EEB)

PhD: 2010

Dissertation: “Dynamics of intergroup competition in two neighboring chimpanzee communities” get pdf

Current position: Director of Chimpanzee Research, Gombe Stream Research Centre, the Jane Goodall Institute – Tanzania


Claire Kirchhoff (Anthropology)

PhD: 2010

Dissertation: “From birth to bones: Skeletal evidence for health, disease, and injury in the Gombe chimpanzees”

Current position: Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Marquette University

thoughts on primates, people, and evolution