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The former Reproduction Biology Unit (until May 2013)

The overall research aim of this Unit (1990 to May 2013, Head: Prof. Dr. Keith Hodges) was to explore reproductive processes in an evolutionary context. Combining field and laboratory based methodologies as part of an integrated approach, we investigated mechanisms of sexual selection and the evolution of mating systems in macaques and other Old World primates.

Access to wild primate populations was facilitated through extensive collaboration and by our own two field stations in Indonesia. Given the strategic location of these sites within the Sundaland and Wallacea Hotspots of Biodiversity, as well as the conservation significance of the species found there, a substantial component of our field-based activities was pursued with conservation objectives in mind.