Biological Anthropology Laboratories

Dr. Gary Aronsen, Manager

 

Yale Mammalian Evolutionary Morphology Laboratory

Professor Eric Sargis, PI 

Yale Reproductive Ecology Laboratory

Professors Richard Bribiescas and Claudia Valeggia, PIs

Established in 1998, biological anthropologists at the Yale Reproductive Ecology Laboratory conduct research on the evolutionary biology of humans and non-human primates.  We are particularly interested in the evolutionary biology of key life history traits such as reproduction, growth, aging, and immune function.  We are also engaged in human and comparative research on behavioral ecology and bioeconomics.
 

The Program in Reproductive Ecology sponsors research and educational initiatives involving the interaction between the environment, ecology, and reproductive biology in human and comparative contexts.

 

The Program on Stress and Family Resilience

Professor Catherine Panter-Brick, Director
 

The Program on Stress and Family Resilience offers a platform for interdisciplinary research partnerships on caregiving, health, and wellbeing. We use biomarkers to measure the physiological signatures of adversity, and to evaluate the impact of interventions to reduce stress, violence, or poverty. Projects are undertaken in conjunction with the Reproductive Ecology Laboratory within Anthropology and the Program on Conflict, Resilience, and Health within the MacMillan Center at Yale.
 

The Owl Monkey Project in the Argentinean Chaco (Proyecto Mirikiná)

Professor Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, Director

The Owl Monkey Project, started in 1996 by Dr. Eduardo Fernandez-Duque, is a multi-disciplinary program on the owl monkeys of the Argentinean Chaco. Studies are conducted on population biology, demography, behavior, genetics, endocrinology and conservation in collaboration with numerous institutions and colleagues and with the support of international and Argentinean funding agencies.