Kate Detwiler's Interview in Popular Science


Monday, Jun 25, 2018

Kate Detwiler, of the Anthropology Department has found evidence of interspieces mating in monkeys.

From the article: " In the course of her [Detwiler's] career there’s been a paradigm shift among those who study primates, especially biological anthropologists like Goodall and Detwiler herself. Hybridization is now understood as a mechanism by which primates sometimes further their species. In other words: yes, the monkeys are doing it, and they’re doing it a lot with a lot of different monkeys. In the case of the two species of guenon she studied here, similarities in terms of behavior and genetic compatibility allowed them to successfully mate and produce hybrid offspring."

A previous article written by FAU's News Desk also discusses Professor Detwiler's research on this subject.