Amanda Fuchs summer research

Oct 16, 2018

Amanda Fuchs used a summer research scholarship from the NHC to study baboon gut microbiomes in Zambia. She collected baboon feces, and water samples, and made observations on behavior of the baboons in Kasanka National Park. Analysis of the DNA in these samples will shed light on the interaction of environmental factors with the microbiome and provide information on primates use of habitat, , especially in the context of climate change and the availability and predictability of water and food resources. Amanda is a student in the laboratory of Jason Kamilar in the Anthropology Department.
See Amanda Fuchs report below.