Conflict & Cooperation in Bonobos and Chimpanzees: A New Hypothesis
8 March 16:00
64 Banbury Road
William C. McGrew is Emeritus Professor of Evolutionary Primatology, Dept. of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Cambridge, and (since Jan. 2017) Honorary Professor, School of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of St. Andrews. He studied at the Universities of Oklahoma (BSc), Oxford (DPhil), and Stirling (PhD). He has held teaching appointments at the Universities of Stirling, Miami (Ohio), California (Berkeley), North Carolina (Charlotte), New Mexico, and Cambridge. Topics of research include elementary technology, extractive foraging, cultural primatology, insectivory, manual laterality, ecological parasitology, locomotion, and primate archaeology. From 1972-2012, he studied wild chimpanzees in Africa, from Senegal to Tanzania, but has published on 16 other primates species too. His most recent ethological field work was in August, 2014, at Serra di Capivara National Park, Brazil, on bearded capuchin monkeys. He has published over 230 books, articles in scientific journals and book chapters. He is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.