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Dr. Frances FJW faceWhite is a biological anthropologist who specializes behavioral ecology. Her research focuses on the evolution of primate sociality and social systems. Her research includes field projects with wild bonobos in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, free-ranging and captive primates in the US, and lab studies of primate morphology. She is a Curator of Primate Osteology with the University of Oregon’s MNCH and her lab houses the UO Primate Osteology Collection. Dr. White’s publications have appeared in the American Journal of Primatology, International Journal of Primatology, Folia Primatologica, and American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Her research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Leakey Foundation and other sources. She teaches introductory classes on the evolution of human behavior and sexuality and a Freshman Interest Group (FIG) in animal behavior. Her upper level classes focus on primate behavior, conservation, and feeding and nutrition. Dr. White also teaches graduate level biological statistics. Dr. White currently serves as the Head of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Oregon, Chair of the UO Committee on Courses and Chair of UO Academic Council.

Contact information:

Dr. Frances White
Office: 302C Condon Hall
Lab: 304 Condon Hall
Telephone: (541) 346-5278
Fax: (541) 346-0668
Address: Department of Anthropology
1218 University of Oregon,
Eugene, OR 97405-1218



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