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Stephanie Bogart


Contact Information
Phone: (213) 821-8340
Office: AHF B10b

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D. Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Iowa State University, 8/2009
M.A. Anthropology, Iowa State University, 5/2005
B.A. Anthropology and Zoology, Miami University, 5/2003

Postdoctoral Training

Postdoctoral Associate, Georgia State University, 2012-2013   
Postdoctoral Fellow, Agnes Scott College, 2010-2012  

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Visiting and Temporary Appointments

Assistant Professor, Anthropology, Lawrence University, 2013-2014   
Visiting Lecturer, Anthropology, University of California San Diego, Spring 2010   
Visiting Lecturer, Anthropology, Iowa State University, Spring 2008   

PostDoctoral Appointments

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Agnes Scott College, 2010-2012  

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

Dr. Bogart's primary research focus is to understand how the environment influences behavior in correlation with evolution. Chimpanzees, human's closest living relative, are the focus of her research. Dr. Bogart integrates interdisciplinary methods and themes from anthropology, behavioral ecology, biology, and neuroscience. She has conducted research with both captive and wild primates, including capuchin monkeys, gorillas, orangutans, bonobos, and chimpanzees. Research topics include behavioral ecology of chimpanzees, chimpanzee tool-use, great ape communication, sociality, and prosociality. Dr. Bogart has collaborated on research carried out at Yerkes National Primate Center, MD Anderson Biomedical Research Center, and the Milwaukee and Jacksonville Zoos. Her dissertation fieldwork was conducted at the Fongoli savanna chimpanzee site in Senegal. Currently, Dr. Bogart is co-director of the Mt. Assirik Research Site (MARS) in the Niokola-Koba National Park of Senegal. At MARS, our initial research topics include estimating chimpanzee density, camera trapping, disease transmission, gene flow and DNA analyses, population ecology of all animals and plants, and food resource distribution and nutrition available to the chimpanzees. Additionally, conservation efforts are prominent involving the local government and populations surrounding the Park.

Research Keywords

Primate behavioral ecology, Savanna chimpanzees, Ape cognition and communication, Human Evolution

Research Specialties

Chimpanzee behavioral ecology


Journal Article

Bogart, S. L., Bennett, A. J., Schapiro, S. J., Reamer, L. A., Hopkins, W. D. (2014). Different early rearing experiences have long-term effects on cortical organization in captive chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE. Vol. 17 (2), pp. 161-174.
Bogart, S. L., Pruetz, J. D., Ormiston, L. K., Russell, J. L., Meguerditchian, A., Hopkins, W. D. (2012). Termite fishing laterality in the Fongoli savanna chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus): Further evidence of a left hand preference. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Vol. 149, pp. 591-598.
Bogart, S. L., Mangin, J., Schapiro, S. J., Reamer, L., Bennett, A. J., Pierre, P. J., Hopkins, W. D. (2012). Cortical sulci asymmetries in chimpanzees and macaques: A new look at an old idea. NEUROIMAGE. Vol. 61 (3), pp. 533-541.
Bogart, S. L., Pruetz, J. D. (2011). Insectivory of Savanna Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) at Fongoli, Senegal. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY. Vol. 145 (1), pp. 11-20.
Bogart, S. L., Pruetz, J. D. (2008). Ecological context of savanna chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes verus) termite fishing at Fongoli, Senegal. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PRIMATOLOGY. Vol. 70 (6), pp. 605-612.
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