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High levels of hair cortisol – a sign of long-term stress – are associated with reduced survival in wild grey mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus), according to a study published in the open access journal BMC Ecology.

2017 ist für das DPZ ein Jubiläumsjahr. Wir feiern das 40-jährige Bestehen unseres Institutes mit zahlreichen Events.


Energetic expenditure not the only factor when judging physical effort of movements

Leibniz ScienceCampus, German Primate Center, University of Göttingen and DFG support an international baboon conference at the DPZ on October 17th to 20th 2017

Can we watch a brain think? How do we make the decisions we make? What is unique about Guinea baboons?

In the brochure "Research Highlights 2016" we present the six most exciting results of research at the DPZ from last year.

A study shows that infected monkeys could become a problem in the fight against the tropical disease

„Leiden für die Wissenschaft" - 
Pro und kontra Tierversuche


Influence of parasitism on the evolution of social behavior


German Primate Center is part of a joint project that will evaluate stress on research animals