Deforestation is changing the way monkeys communicate in their natural habitat, according to a new study led by Laura Bolt, an adjunct professor in the Department of Anthropology. The research offers the first evidence in animal communication scholarship of differences in vocal behaviours in response to different types of forest edge areas, particularly areas changed by human activity.
Congratulations to Dr. Alexis Dolphin for receiving a Canadian Foundation for Innovation – John R. Evans Leaders Fund grant ($233,000) in support of her work founding the “Ancient and Contemporary Environmental Bioindicators Laboratory (ACEBioLab)” in the Department of Anthropology.
Panchala Weerasinghe was awarded a Canadian Institute in Greece travel bursary for her summer 2019 research costs. Panchala is at work in the Eretria archaeological museum. She is studying Roman-era skeletons found in a well in an abandoned gymnasium in Eretria, on the island of Euboia, Greece. Prof. Maria Liston is working on infant remains from the same well while Panchala studies the adults and older children.