Anne E. Pusey
Fellow: Awarded 1990
Field of Study: Organismic Biology & Ecology
Competition: US & Canada
Anne Pusey (Ph.D., Stanford University, 1978) is James B. Duke Professor and Chair of the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology at Duke University, and Director of the Jane Goodall Institute Research Center. Formerly she was a McKnight Distinguished University Professor of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, and Director of the Jane Goodall Institute’s Center for Primate Studies at the University of Minnesota. For most of her career she has studied the chimpanzees of Gombe National Park, Tanzania. She also studied the lions of the Serengeti, Tanzania, for twelve years. For the last twenty years she has overseen the archiving and digitization of data collected during the long-term study of Gobe chimpanzees that was initiated by Jane Goodall in 1960. Anne Pusey’s particular interests are in the behavioral ecology of chimpanzees, including factors influencing social structure, social development, social dominance, mating systems, and cooperation. She has authored or co-authored more than ninety publications. She was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2005.