From Reading to Research, My Path to Borneo

By Victoria Zdanowicz, Student Researcher I have always been drawn to nature and its change over time, but it was not until I stumbled into Dr. Cheryl Knott’s office at Boston University in search of a job, that I learned about the wonders of wild orangutans and the forests they call home. I remember sitting […]

Popular Science Books for Your Summer Reading List

By Cheryl D Knott, PhD and Natalie Robinson Maybe you’re stuck at home this summer, or maybe you’re finally getting that beach vacation you’ve dreamed about since March 2020. If you’re looking for some good summer reading, we’ve curated a list of popular science books on conservation, human biology, evolution, and more. Many of these […]

Orangutans Like to Party!

By Kat Scott, Research Manager When I first got to Cabang Panti, I had heard legendary tales of up to 8 orangutans being seen feeding together in the same tree, sharing food, playing and sometimes even mating. These meetings, termed ‘parties’ by primatologists, are a regular occurrence according to the team. However, after two months […]