Primates

UC Davis Anthropologist Named President-elect of the American Society of Primatologists

October 03, 2018

UC Davis anthropologist Lynne Isbell, who studies the behavior, ecology and evolutionary history of primates, is the new president-elect of the American Society of Primatologists (ASP).

Isbell, professor and chair of the Department of Anthropology in the College of Letters and Science, assumed the elected position during the society’s Aug. 8-11 meeting in San Antonio, Texas. After serving a two-year term, she will become ASP president in August 2020.

Psychologist Honored for Early Career Contributions

January 12, 2018
The American Psychological Association recently selected Assistant Professor Eliza Bliss-Moreau for a 2018 Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology for her research on the biological underpinnings of emotion.

Anthropologist Receives Prestigious Packard Fellowship

November 28, 2016
Margaret Crofoot, a UC Davis anthropologist studying group decision-making in primates, has been awarded a 2016 Packard Fellowship for Science and Engineering from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

Baboons on the Move Practice Democracy

June 18, 2015
A new study by UC Davis researchers reveals that animals living in complex, stratified societies make some decisions democratically. It also breaks ground in how animal behavior data is collected.