The Jane Goodall Institute is excited to share the proceedings from a symposium celebrating the profound effect that the pioneering work of Dr. Goodall has had on the field of primatology and ethology. The symposium was held on January 10th, 2022, and organized by the Gombe principal investigators Dr. Ian Gilby of Arizona State University, and Dr. Elizabeth Lonsdorf of Emory University as part of the International Primatological Society (IPS) Congress held in Ecuador.
Watch below for the first series of presentations including welcome messages from Dr. Goodall, Dr. Gilby, and Dr. Lonsdorf, and the first of additional presentations by Dr. Anne Pusey, James B. Duke Distinguished Professor Emerita of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University. In her talk, Dr. Pusey gives an overview of the evolution of chimpanzee research at Gombe, emphasizing the importance of longitudinal studies in primatology. She also highlights the ways in which new technology has enabled advancement in research on the topics that Dr. Goodall initially studied in the early years at Gombe.
More Presentations Forthcoming
Over the next few weeks, JGI will provide a series of episodes from the IPS Gombe 60 symposium featuring current work at Gombe and in other chimpanzee populations. Speakers will emphasize how the early work at Gombe provided a methodological and conceptual foundation for their own work. Symposium participants will highlight recent advances in areas such as tool use, predation, reproductive strategies, infant development, inter-group aggression and conservation. Stay tuned for more!
Read more about Dr. Anne Pusey’s presentation here by selecting “speakers” on the left, and searching “Anne Pusey, PhD.”