Jane Goodall Institute Research Center

Discover Chimpanzees

Over 55 years of observational data

​The Jane Goodall Institute Research Center, managed by Duke Professor Anne Pusey, is an archive of dawn-to-dusk observations containing the complete life histories of more than 200 chimpanzees at the Gombe National Park in Tanzania. That data was collected by British primatologist Jane Goodall over more than 50 years and is made up of original handwritten and typed field notes. A major activity of the archive curation is the computerization of systematically collected daily data to incorporate it with related material into a relational database for scientific analysis. Duke Professor Anne Pusey, who has worked with Goodall at Gombe for more than 20 years, is the data curator.

Our Team

Dr. Anne Pusey

Principle Investigator

Dr. Emily Boehm

Instructor of Evolutionary Anthropology

Dr. Joseph Feldblum

Post-doctoral Associate

Dr. Kara Walker

Post-doctoral Associate

Dr. Steffen Foerster

Senior Research Scientist

Shannon Roivas

Lab Manager

Recent Publications

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