The Laboratory of Primate Behavioral Ecology provides a workspace for graduate and advanced undergraduate students interested in research on primate behavior, ecology and conservation. The Lab has currently a range of research projects, including the understanding of: the communication of wild and captive western gorillas (production, use and function of vocalizations and non-vocal sounds), the spatial cognitive abilities, proximity pattern and ranging behavior of wild western gorillas, and the interactions between diverse primate species and human activities (Brazil, Sri Lanka). The Lab welcomes students who research aims at determining ecological and social flexibility of primates to human disturbance as well as many other related topics. The lab is equipped with several stations for graduate students, two dedicated GIS computers and diverse software for statistical analysis, a printer, a scanner and a large data storage system to store multiple databases.
Child Health in Bolivia
Dr. Tanner's collaborative research on child health, growth, and nutrition.
Dr. Reitsema conducts collaborative bioarchaeological research in Europe.
Human Ecology in Georgia
Bioarchaeology and Medical Anthropology research in Georgia
Deforestation and Disease
Lab members conduct collaborative research on infectious disease.
Interactions with the environment.