Lunch Break Science |Alba García de la Chica

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Lunch Break Science |Alba García de la Chica
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Meet Leakey Foundation grantee Alba García de la Chica and learn about the mechanisms that allow the maintenance of pair bonds and monogamy in owl monkeys. Alba García de la Chica is a PhD candidate from the University of Barcelona. She was awarded a Leakey Foundation Research Grant during our fall 2017 cycle for her project entitled “Behavioral, hormonal and life-history correlates of pair bonding in owl monkeys.”

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