Stephanie Bogart

Lecturer of Anthropology

Areas of Interest/Research

  • Great apes/chimpanzees

  • Behavioral ecology

  • Tool use

  • Cognition and communication

  • Sociality/reproduction

  • Conservation

  • West Africa

  • Human evolution

  • Gender and sexuality

Dr. Bogart’s primary research focus is to understand how the environment influences behavior in correlation with evolution. Chimpanzees, human’s closest living relative, are the focus of her research. Dr. Bogart integrates interdisciplinary methods and themes from anthropology, behavioral ecology, biology, and neuroscience. She has conducted research with both captive and wild primates, including capuchin monkeys, gorillas, orangutans, bonobos, and chimpanzees. Research topics include behavioral ecology of chimpanzees, chimpanzee tool-use, great ape communication, sociality, and prosociality.

Dr. Bogart has collaborated on research carried out at Yerkes National Primate Center, MD Anderson Biomedical Research Center, and the Milwaukee and Jacksonville Zoos. She has conducted over 14 years of research in Senegal, West Africa at the Fongoli savanna chimpanzee site at Mt. Assirik Research Site (MARS) in the Niokola-Koba National Park.

Conservation efforts are prominent in research primates and Dr. Bogart’s main focus is on developing action plans to sustain the chimpanzee populations in Senegal. Efforts involve working closely with local government agencies.

Contact Information

Office: B137 Turlington

Mailing address:

Department of Anthropology
1112 Turlington Hall
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117305
Gainesville, FL 32611-7305