Life history database aids wild primate studies

With support from the Wenner Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research and the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent), a five-year effort has resulted in the Primate Life History Database ( It's a collaborative and comprehensive database containing life history data collected from long-term field studies of seven species of lemurs, monkeys and apes. In addition to preserving and standardizing data from some of the longest-running field studies of their kind -- ranging from 24 to 45 years in duration -- the database will facilitate comparative analyses of primate evolution and ecology.

Read more:

Strier, K., J. Altmann, et al. (2010). "The Primate Life History Database: A unique shared ecological data resource." Methods in Ecology and Evolution.

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