Black bear with a stick

Research Papers


Matrilinear hierarchy in the American black bear (Ursus americanus)

Benjamin Kilham and James R. Spotila

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Footprint evidence of early hominin locomotor diversity at Laetoli, Tanzania

Ellison J. McNutt, Kevin G. Hatala, Catherine Miller, James Adams, Jesse Casana, Andrew S. Deane8, Nathaniel J. Dominy, Kallisti Fabian, Luke D. Fannin,
Stephen Gaughan, Simone V. Gill, Josephat Gurtu, Ellie Gustafson, Austin C. Hill, Camille Johnson, Said Kallindo, Benjamin Kilham, Phoebe Kilham, Elizabeth Kim, Cynthia Liutkus-Pierce, Blaine Maley, Anjali Prabhat, John Reader, Shirley Rubin, Nathan E. Thompson, Rebeca Thornburg, Erin Marie Williams-Hatala, Brian Zimmer, Charles M. Musiba & Jeremy M. DeSilva

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Ben is a key member of the Global Cause Foundation science team, which has been working with the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in China since 2008 to reintroduce captive born giant pandas to the wild. His method of walking with the cubs is an integral part of the project’s panda reintroduction approach. For more information on the panda project, see: