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Organismic Primate Biology

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Primate Genetics Laboratory

Research in the Primate Genetics Laboratory encompasses various aspects of primate biology. On the level of organism, genome, and gene we study the immune function of lymphocytes, investigate the biological diversity in different ecosystems, and reconstruct phylogenetic relationships among primates.

Primate Genetics Laboratory

Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology Unit

The scientists of the Behavioural Ecology and Sociobiology Unit study the behaviour, biodiversity, ecology and evolution of several primate species on madagascar and in south america. These include lemurs, marmosets and uakaris for example.

Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology Unit

Cognitive Ethology Laboratory

The scientists of the Cognitive Ethology Lab study cognition and communication from an evolutionary and ecological perspective, primarily in non-human primates. They focus for instance on the information content of vocal signals and its decoding or on the development of cognitive and communicative abilities. Ultimate goal is a contribution to the understanding of the evolution of language.

Cognitive Ethology Laboratory

Several subadult male Assame macaques in Thailand. Photo: Kitisak Srithorn

Social Evolution in Primates

The Research Group Social Evolution in Primates studies the social relationships of Assame macaques in Thailand. The main aim of the scientists is to understand how the striking diversity in primate social structure evolved and which are the ultimate causes underlying this variation.

Social Evolution in Primates

Section's Speaker

Prof. Dr. Lutz Walter

Prof. Dr. Lutz Walter Head of Primate Genetics +49 551 3851-161 Contact