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Kevin Langergraber

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Assistant Professor and Research Affiliate, Institute of Human Origins
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2402
Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2402
IHO Research Affiliate and Assistant Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2402
IHO Research Affiliate and Assistant Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2402
Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2402
Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2402
Biography

Kevin Langergraber received his Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Michigan. He held positions at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, and at Boston University before joining ASU in 2014. He studies the behavioral and molecular ecology of wild chimpanzees in Uganda.

Research Interests

As our closest living relatives, chimpanzees are of interest to evolutionary anthropologists for providing the standard by which to judge human uniqueness. Most of my research focuses on the exceptionally large Ngogo community, which contains about 200 individually recognized and named chimpanzees. My research combines long-term behavioral observations and demographic data with genetic data derived from non-invasively collected fecal samples to answer questions about the evolution of chimpanzees and humans. However, I am interested in all facets of the evolution of chimpanzee behavior, and I encourage potential students to contact me to discuss their ideas for research at Ngogo.

Publications
  • Hobaiter, C., Schel, A., Langergraber, K.E., and Zuberb├╝hler, K. Adoption by maternal siblings in wild chimpanzees. PLoS One (2014).
Research Activity
  • Langergraber,Kevin E*. Ngogo Chimpanzee Project: Anti-poaching patrols and genetic monitoring of chimpanzee in Kibale National Park Uganda. NCZ(5/3/2015 - 12/31/2017).
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 101Anth: Undrstding Human Dvsty
ASM 443Primatology
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASM 543Primatology
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
ASB 101Anth: Undrstding Human Dvsty
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
ASM 446Principles of Human Genetics
BIO 446Principles of Human Genetics
ASB 484Internship
ASB 492Honors Directed Study
ASB 493Honors Thesis
ASB 499Individualized Instruction
ASB 590Reading and Conference
ASB 592Research
ASB 790Reading and Conference
ASB 792Research
ASB 799Dissertation
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 446Principles of Human Genetics
ASM 446Principles of Human Genetics
Service
  • Ngogo Chimpanzee Project, Inc., Director (2014 - Present)