Andrew Fowler is a field primatologist. He has studied chimpanzees in the Gashaka-Gumti National Park, Nigeria, under the supervision of Professor Volker Sommer (University College London). His research interests include the origins of language, chimpanzee nesting behaviour and the politics of primate conservation. He was awarded his Ph.D. in 2006, and is currently studying bonobos in Zaire. This makes him one of a very small number of primate researchers to have been involved in studies of both chimpanzees and bonobos in the wild.