Dognition | Richard Wrangham

Dr. Richard Wrangham

Ruth B. Moore Prof. Biological Anthropology, Harvard University

Dr. Richard Wrangham is Ruth B. Moore Professor of Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University. He began his research working with renowned primatologist Jane Goodall at the Gombe Stream Research Centre in Tanzania. He read zoology at Oxford University before receiving his Ph.D. in the field from Cambridge. He has long been recognized as a leader in studies of primate behavior. He has served on five editorial boards of scientific journals, received numerous awards, including a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, and conducted research at Bristol University, Stanford University, the University of Michigan and King's College, Cambridge. Since 1987 he has directed the Kibale Chimpanzee Project — a study of wild chimpanzees living in Uganda. At Kibale he researches topics including chimpanzee social relationships, culture, self-medication and violence. Together with Dr. Brian Hare he has studied the effect of domestication on animal behavior and cognition. His most recent book is “Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human.”

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