Evolutionary ecology of primate life histories (funded jointly with NESCent)

Principal Investigators:

Karen B. Strier, and Susan Alberts

Primates are highly charismatic and often serve as flagship species in conservation efforts. They are also the closest living relatives of humans, and therefore hold the keys to resolving many questions about human evolution and ecology. However, the slow life histories of primates, combined with their complex social systems, their behavioral plasticity, and the challenging field conditions in which primate researchers must work, have severely limited analyses of mortality and fertility in wild, unprovisioned primate populations. This in turn limits... more

Participants and Meetings

Working Group Participants
ActivityDatesFurther Information
Working Group5th—7th November 2009Participant List  
Working Group22nd—24th September 2011Participant List  

Participant Contact Information

Susan Albertsalberts [at] duke.eduDuke University
Jeanne Altmannaltj [at] princeton.eduPrinceton University
Diane Brockmandkbrockm [at] uncc.eduUniversity of North Carolina, Charlotte
Anne Bronikowskiabroniko [at] iastate.eduIowa State University
Marina Cordsmc51 [at] columbia.eduColumbia University
Linda M. Fediganfedigan [at] ucalgary.caUniversity of Calgary
William F. Morriswfmorris [at] duke.eduDuke University
Anne E. Puseyanne.pusey [at] duke.eduUniversity of Minnesota, Twin Cities
Tara S. Stoinskitstoinski [at] zooatlanta.orgDian Fossey Gorilla Fund International
Karen B. Strierkbstrier [at] wisc.eduUniversity of Wisconsin, Madison

Products: Publications, Reports, Datasets, Presentations, Visualizations

TypeProducts of NCEAS Research
Journal Article Alberts, Susan; Altmann, Jeanne; Brockman, Diane; Cords, Marina; Fedigan, Linda M.; Pusey, Anne E.; Stoinski, Tara S.; Strier, Karen B.; Morris, William F.; Bronikowski, Anne. 2013. Reproductive aging patterns in primates reveal that humans are distinct. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Vol: 110. Pages 13440-13445. (Online version)
Journal Article Bronikowski, Anne; Altmann, Jeanne; Brockman, Diane; Cords, Marina; Fedigan, Linda M.; Pusey, Anne E.; Stoinski, Tara S.; Morris, William F.; Strier, Karen B.; Alberts, Susan. 2011. Aging in the natural world: Comparative data reveal similar mortality patterns across primates. Science. Vol: 331. Pages 1325-1328.
Journal Article Morris, William F.; Altmann, Jeanne; Brockman, Diane; Cords, Marina; Fedigan, Linda M.; Pusey, Anne E.; Stoinski, Tara S.; Bronikowski, Anne; Alberts, Susan; Strier, Karen B. 2011. Low demographic variability in wild primate populations: Fitness impacts of variation, covariation, and serial correlation in vital rates. The American Naturalist. Vol: 177(1). Pages E14-E28.
Journal Article Strier, Karen B.; Altmann, Jeanne; Brockman, Diane; Bronikowski, Anne; Cords, Marina; Fedigan, Linda M.; Lapp, Hilmar; Liu, Xianhua; Morris, William F.; Pusey, Anne E.; Stoinski, Tara S.; Alberts, Susan. 2010. The Primate Life history database: A unique shared ecological data resource. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. Vol: 1. Pages 199-211.
"Evolutionary ecology of primate life histories (funded jointly with NESCent)" is project ID: 11003