Vanessa Woods
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Vanessa Woods is a Research Scientist in the Evolutionary Anthropology Department at Duke University. She has been studying bonobos in the democratic Republic of Congo and chimpanzees in the Republic of Congo since 2005.

Woods, V., Hare, B. 2011. Bonobo but not chimpanzee infants use socio-sexual contact with peers. Primates 52:2, 111-116 (pdf)

Hare, B., Woods, V., Wrangham, R. In prep. Chimpanzees but not bonobos are afraid of strangers.

Woods, V., Hare. B. 2010. Think outside the lab: research in sanctuaries. Encyclopaedia of Animal Welfare.

Woods, V., Hare, B. 2010. Out of our minds - How we came down from the trees and why no one else followed in What's next? Ed Max Brockman, Vintage Press. (pdf)

Hare, B., Melis, A., Woods, V., Hastings, S. Wrangham, R. 2007. Tolerance allows bonobos to outperform chimpanzees on a cooperative task. Current Biology 17, 1-5. (pdf)

A bonobo holding a flower.