Webinar: Climate Change Threatens Great Ape Biology

Globally, climates are changing at an unprecedented rate. How does this affect the health and biology of our closest living cousins, the great apes? In this video, Alexandra Kralick, a PhD candidate at University of Pennsylvania, discusses how she is using clues from her study of orangutan skeletal collections at the Smithsonian to see how their bodies recorded stress, and how that stress is linked to climate change and deforestation. Ultimately, human activity may be changing great ape biology. This Zoom webinar aired June 17, 2021, as part of the HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic series.