Third Lembersky Conference, October 23-25, 2019

07 February 2019
The Third Lembersky Conference in Evolutionary Studies this coming October will focus on "Advances in Primate Nutritional Ecology, Health, and Energetics".  CHES member Erin Vogel (far left in photo) has begun work with collaborators and co-organizers Jessica Rothman (Hunter College, middle in photo)...

CHES Alumna Dr. Mareike Janiak gets Leakey Grant

28 January 2019
CHES member Mareike Janiak obtained her PhD in Anthropology last year and is currently a postdoctoral researcher in the laboratory of Amanda Melin at the University of Calgary. Dr. Janiak was just awarded a major grant from the L.S.B. Leakey Foundation to support her research entitles...

CHES researchers publish paper on human parent "preferences" for sons versus daughters

18 December 2018
"CHES Faculty Member Lee Cronk and CHES alumni Robert Lynch and Helen Wasielewski recently published a paper “Sexual conflict and the Trivers-Willard hypothesis: Females prefer daughters and males prefer sons” in Nature Scientific Reports. The TW hypothesis predicts that parents who are in good...

Melanie Fenton Awarded Grant from Leakey

13 December 2018
CHES Graduate Affiliate Melanie Fenton was just awarded a major grant from the L.S.B. Leakey Foundation to support her dissertation research "Coercive and affiliative mating tactics in olive baboons (Papio anubis)”. Melanie just arrived in Kenya a few weeks ago to commence this research. More...

CHES Featured Research Evening: Tim Bransford

06 December 2018
Yesterday CHES held another “Featured Research Evening”, this time showcasing the work of CHES Graduate Affiliate Tim Bransford. For the research that forms the basis of the PhD dissertation he is currently writing, Tim investigated how wild orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii) mothers modulate...

Second Lembersky Conferences Opens

14 November 2018
Today, the Second Lembersky Conference in Human Evolutionary Studies, focused on "Advances in Paleoecology," got off to an excellent start. CHES faculty member Rob Scott opened the conference (photo to right), whose program he developed in collaboration with Andrew Barr (George Washington...

Dr. Amy Lu CHES lecture

06 November 2018
"Recently, Dr. Amy Lu of the State University of New York, Stony Brook, delivered a CHES lecture "Male Takeovers and Infanticide Risk: Broadening the Scope of Potential Costs". Dr. Lu's presentation was based on many years' research with Jacinta Beehner and Thore Bergman (University of Michigan) on...

Alex Pritchard Awarded Grant from Wenner-Gren

30 October 2018
CHES Graduate Affiliate Alex Pritchard was awarded a major grant from the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research to support the study of olive baboons (Papio anubis) that he is currently conducting in Kenya. The title of this research is "Variation of Stress Coping: Life in a...

CHES Featured Research Evening: Dr. Jinchuan Xing

26 October 2018
Last night was the first of this academic year’s “Featured Research Evenings”, which showcased the work of Dr. Jin Xing, Associate Professor of Genetics here at Rutgers. Jin discussed how the significantly declining costs of genome sequencing is facilitating many new research opportunities, such as...

CHES Alumna Dr. Briana Pobiner returns to lecture

15 October 2018
Briana Pobiner, who obtained her PhD in Anthropology here at Rutgers in 2007 (with the dissertation "Hominin-Carnivore Interactions: Evidence From Modern Carnivore Bone Modification and Early Pleistocene Archaeofaunas [Koobi Fora, Kenya; Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania]") returned on October 12 to give a...

CHES Grads Sweep NEEP Awards

01 October 2018
At this year's NorthEastern Evolutionary Primatology (NEEP) conference ( in Canisius College, New York, our CHES Grad Affiliates Will Aguado and Dominique Raboin won the awards for best podium presentation and runner up best podium presentation, respectively...

PhD Marieke Janiak was recently featured

02 May 2018
The research of CHES graduate affiliate and recent PhD Marieke Janiak was recently featured in a very informative article on the site Massive. Read more about her work here.