Patricia Chapple Wright

Dr. Patricia Chapple Wright is best known for her 26-year study of social family interactions of wild lemurs in Madagascar’s Ranomafana National Park, which she helped establish in 1991. She is also the founder of the Institute for the Conservation of Tropical Environments (ICTE) and Centre ValBio (CVB). The many honors she has received include a MacArthur Fellowship and the National Medal of Honor of Madagascar. Dr. Wright is currently a professor in the Department of Anthropology at Stony Brook University. Her website is patwrightlab.net.

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