Menu mobile menu

Long-term perspectives on gut microbiome dynamics and individual life histories in the Amboseli baboons

Save as calendar entry

Many important questions in ecology and evolution can only be answered by observing processes that unfold over several decades. In this talk, I will discuss my recent research drawing on long-term, longitudinal data from the Amboseli baboon population in Kenya to learn: (i) whether gut microbiomes change in synchrony over time, and (ii) how female baboons respond to harsh conditions in early life. Building on our previous discovery that early adversity can reduce female lifespans by 10 years or more, we test whether females who grow up under adversity accelerate their reproductive schedules in response to shorter expected lifespans, and if females use social relationships to mitigate the negative effects of early life adversity. Together, our results show the power of long-term, individual- based research to understand ecological and evolutionary processes.


Elizabeth Archie (Notre Dame University)

will be held online via zoom

Date and Time 17.09.20 - 15:00 - 16:15 Signup is not required

Location will be held online via zoom


Leibniz ScienceCampus Primate Cognition

Contact Dr. Christian Schloegl
Leibniz ScienceCampus Primate Cognition
German Primate Center
Kellnerweg 4
37077 Göttingen
Back to list