Jane Celebrates Gombe Day at IPS Congress in Japan
Joined by more than 25 current and former Gombe researchers, yesterday Jane celebrated Gombe Day at the International Primatological Society (IPS) congress in Kyoto, Japan. Held every two years, the Congress brings together more than 1,000 scientists, students and conservation practitioners from more than 55 countries to discuss primatological issues. Since this year marks the 50th anniversary of Jane's groundbreaking research in Gombe National Park, it was only fitting that a full-day symposium was devoted to discussing Gombe's amazing research history and the role it continues to play in modern scientific inquiry. Thanks to Anne Pussey from JGI's Center for Primate Studies at Duke University and Mike Wilson of University of Minnesota for pulling the symposium together.
|A group shot of current and former Gombe researchers at the IPS Congress.|
|Jane joined the Gombe researchers after the symposium for a special dinner to celebrate 50 years of pioneering research.|
|Jane was happy to see her friend and former student Dr. Richard Wrangham of Harvard University.|
Photos by Lilian Pintea