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Joana Bessa


I am a DPhil student working wit Dr Dora Biro and funded by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).

Research Interests

I study chimpanzee behavioural ecology in the wild. Currently I am interested in the variation of chimpanzee culture across communities, especially chimpanzee material culture. I will be conducting field work in four different communities in Cantanhez NP and Dulombi NP (Guinea-Bissau).


I completed a BA in Biology at the University of Porto and a MSc in Human Biology and Evolution at the University of Coimbra.