High Honors for ACG researcher Linda Fedigan

photo via Amanda Melin @AMelinLab

Dr. Linda Fedigan at the Investiture Ceremony for the Order of Canada, 14 February 2017

A belated congratulations to long-time ACG researcher Linda Fedigan who was inducted into the Order of Canada in June of 2016.

Dr. Fedigan’s research into the white-faced capuchin monkey (Cebus capucinus) is one of the ACG’s longest running and most productive field research projects, and she has supervised dozens of students who have conducted their research in and around Santa Rosa. Her citation reads:

Linda Marie Fedigan has made enduring contributions to the study of primates, some of our closest evolutionary relatives. Canada Research Chair in Primatology and Bioanthropology at the University of Calgary, she established a world-class research station in Costa Rica’s Àrea de Conservación Guanacaste. Known for her field work, she has conducted groundbreaking long-term studies of the life history and reproductive patterns of female monkeys, which have increased our understanding of how primates adapt to their environments. An exemplary mentor, she is also known for her academic study of the role of women in science.

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