Conflict and Cooperation in Chimpanzees, Bonobos, and Humans
Wednesday March 8th @ 3pm
ICTE Conference Room
Social and Behavioral Science, Room N244
About the Presenter
Michael Wilson is a Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at the University of Minnesota. He studied Biology and English Literature at the University of Chicago, then habituated olive baboons at Mpala, Kenya (1992-1993) and managed data for the Amboseli Baboon Project (1993-1994). He earned his PhD in Anthropology at Harvard University (2001), studying territorial behavior and vocal communication of chimpanzees in Kibale National Park, Uganda. He began studying intercommunity relations of chimpanzees at Gombe National Park, Tanzania, as a postdoc at the University of Minnesota (2001-2003), becoming Associate Director of the Jane Goodall Institute’s Center for Primate Studies (2003-2009). He served as Director of Field Research for the Jane Goodall Institute’s Gombe Stream Research Center in Tanzania (2004-2006) before returning to Minnesota, where he joined the faculty in 2007. He supervises graduate students studying species including chimpanzees and olive baboons (Gombe), bonobos (Kokolopori, Democratic Republic of Congo), gelada monkeys (Guassa, Ethiopia), and virtual primates (Minnesota Supercomputing Institute). He remains deeply involved in research at Gombe as one of the Principal Investigators of the Gombe Research Consortium.
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