Faculty named to American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Four faculty members of Washington University in St. Louis were elected members of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the academy announced April 19. They are Jean Allman, Scott J. Hultgren, Tristram R. Kidder and Lilianna Solnica-Krezel.
The elephant in the garden
On the outskirts of Kibale National Park in Uganda, anthropologist Krista Milich supports a community-led effort to keep wild animals at a safe distance from neighboring properties.
Early crop plants were more easily ‘tamed’
Borrowing a page from what we know about animal behavior, Natalie Mueller in Arts & Sciences says that we should reassess our understanding of the process of plant domestication.
Research highlights gender bias persistence over centuries
Using dental records of more than 10,000 people from 139 archaeology sites throughout Europe, political scientists in Arts & Sciences found that individuals who live in areas that historically favored men over women display more pro-male bias today than those who live in places where gender relations were more egalitarian centuries ago.
Parasitic infections common in kids in low-resource US communities, study finds
Neglected by government officials and medical professionals, parasitic infections can lead to lifelong health consequences, according to Theresa Gildner, a biological anthropologist in Arts & Sciences.
Malaria infection harms wild African apes
Scientists led by Emily Wroblewski, in Arts & Sciences, discovered that bonobo populations differ in a key immune trait depending on the presence of malaria infection. Infected populations have a higher frequency of an immune variant that protects against developing severe disease, a pattern that mirrors what is observed among human populations.
WashU great ape, biodiversity research informs decision to expand Congolese park
At least 20 Washington University students participated in a Living Earth Collaborative project and a related camera trap effort to provide evidence that the Djéké Triangle deserves legal protection.
Researchers win Leakey Foundation grants
Two Washington University in St. Louis anthropology researchers recently won grants from the Leakey Foundation.
Funkhouser receives grant from Animal Behavior Society
Jake Funkhouser, a ngraduate student in the Department of Anthropology in Arts & Sciences, received a $2,000 research grant from the Animal Behavior Society.
Patania awarded $25,000 grant
Ilaria Patania, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Anthropology in Arts & Sciences, received a $25,000 research grant from The Leakey Foundation.