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Verhalten und Evolution von Primaten

Director: Prof. (Duke Univ.) Jenny Tung, Ph.D.

The Department of Primate Behavior and Evolution unifies organismal perspectives on behavior, life history and evolution with molecular and genetic approaches in order to gain previously unobtainable insights. Its mission is to uncover the patterns and processes that guide primate evolution, produce applied knowledge with relevance to human health and primate conservation, and build capacity for primate research everywhere.



In wild orangutans social learning is affected by ecology

Primate Behavior and Evolution

A new study shows, how food availability could catalyze cultural transmission


Use of habitat for agricultural purposes puts primate infants at risk

Primate Behavior and Evolution

Study reveals link between frequent plantation visits and infant mortality in wild southern pig-tailed…


Male crested macaques more likely to respond to offspring screams recruiting support

Primate Behavior and Evolution

Macaca Nigra Project: Special issue of the International Journal of Primatology