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Pruetz, JD, Bertolani P, Boyer Ontl K, Lindshield S, Shelley M, and E.G. Wessling. 2015. New evidence on the tool-assisted hunting exhibited by chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) in a savannah habitat at Fongoli, Sénégal. R. Soc. Open sci. 2:140507



E.G. Wessling, T. Deschner, H. Kühl, J.D. Pruetz. 2015. Constraints associated with living in a savanna-woodland environment: seasonal stress patterns in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus) at Fongoli, Senegal. 6th European Federation for Primatology Meeting, Rome, August 2015.

Wessling, E.G. 2013. Déterminants de la limite de portée chimpanzé (Pan troglodytes verus) et les contraintes de l'Ouest africain savane boisée. Wenner Gren Engaged Anthropology Workshop : Atelier des Chimpanzés du Sénégal, Kedougou, Senegal.

M. Gaspersic, S. Lindshield, C. Tourkakis, E. Wessling, J. Pruetz. 2010. Tool use by Fongoli chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus): Navigating a savanna mosaic environment. Invited symposium, ‘Landscapes for Tool Use’ (D. Fragaszy, organizer) at the XXIII Congress of the International Primatological Society, Kyoto, Japan.

Wessling, E.G., J.D. Pruetz. 2010. Methodological considerations of daily path length measurements of West African chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes verus). Midwest Primate Interest Group Conference, Chicago, IL.

Wessling, E.G. 2010. Status-dependent differences in home range use among Fongoli chimpanzees. GIS Poster Symposium, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Wessling E.G., J.D. Pruetz. 2008. Selection of microhabitat and likelihood of germination for mantled howler monkey (Alouatta palliata) dispersed Castilla elastica seeds. ISU Honors Poster Symposium, Ames, IA.



Upcoming (Lecturer & Coordinator). Wildlife Species Monitoring. iDiv German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research, Leipzig, Germany.
2015 (Co-lecturer) Pan African Programme Workshop. Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany.
2013 (Guest Lecturer). Ongoing Chimpanzee Research in Senegal. International School of Dakar, Dakar, Senegal.
2010 (Guest Lecturer). Primate Social Systems. Introduction to Mammalogy. Drake University, Des Moines, IA.
2010 (Teaching Assistant). Anthropology 307: Biological Anthropology, Iowa State University.
2009-2010 (Teaching Assistant; 3 Semesters). Anthropology 201: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Iowa State University.
2009 (Teaching Assistant). Biology 312 Lab: Introduction to Ecology Lab, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.



Wessling E.G. 2009. Video footage of a chimpanzee using a tool to extract a bushbaby from a cavity at Fongoli, Senegal. 92 seconds. Sold to National Geographic for inclusion in 2010 documentary about Fongoli chimpanzees titled “Chimps: Next of Kin”.

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Female Chimps More Likely Than Males to Hunt With Tools (Smithsonian)
Chimps That Hunt Offer a New View on Evolution     (New York Times)
Primate Females may have pioneered hunting with weapons (New Scientist)
Wenn Schimpansen-Weibchen zum Speer greifen (Die Welt)
Nuevos datos sobre los chimpancés que han aprendido a cazar con lanzas (La Vanguardia)
Les femmes pourraient avoir été les premières à chasser à l'aide d'armes  (Slate France)