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Student Matinees

Student Matinee | Adventures Among Orangutans

  • Tim Laman, Photographer and Biologist
  • Cheryl Knott, Biological Anthropologist

Orangutans are one of the world’s least understood large land animals because they are solitary creatures living in hard-to-reach places. Since 1992, biological anthropologist Cheryl Knott and wildlife photojournalist Tim Laman have been using innovative techniques and new technologies to gain a closer look at this intelligent, resourceful—and threatened—species giving students insights not only into their world, but also our own.

 

About the speakers

Laman LPI

Photographer

Tim Laman
Photographer and Biologist
Speaker hightlights
  • 2016 Grand Prize winner of Wildlife Photographer of the Year
  • First person to photograph all 39 birds of paradise species in the wild, leading to a feature article, book, and museum exhibit.
  • His photography has been featured in 18+ National Geographic stories.
Cheryl Knott

Biological Anthropologist

Cheryl Knott
Biological Anthropologist
Speaker hightlights
  • Associate professor at Boston University
  • Ph.D. in biological anthropology from Harvard University
  • Co-founded the Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program in 2000

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