50 Years of Chimpanzee Data -- Jane Goodall's meticulous note-taking grew into a rigorous long-term study of our closest living relatives. All of that data is now being curated and digitized at Duke.
The Jane Goodall Institute Research Center is an archive of dawn-to-dusk observations containing the complete life histories of more than 200 chimpanzees.
The collection receives new data with each day's observations. Its scientific value grows as scientists convert the data into digital formats.
'Everything Was Interesting'
Duke's Anne Pusey explains how the Gombe archive evolved from long-hand narratives to an abbreviated coding system that scientists are still using.
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Jane Goodall's Legacy
Jane Goodall did more than transform our understanding of chimpanzees. She blazed a path for other scientists, including several at Duke who talk about her influence.
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