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Population ecology

Our research in population ecology deals with the structure and dynamics of populations.
We combine decades’ worth of demographic and genetic data to compare sex-specific life-history tactics and social dynamics of sympatric species.
This area of work also includes conservation projects, the study of issues related to the inventory of primate populations, threat factors and geographical distribution.

Since 1995, we have been collecting data on the behavior, population dynamics and genetic structure of the following species:

Grey mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus)

Madame Berthe’s mouse lemur (Microcebus berthae)

Red-fronted lemur (Eulemur rufifrons)

Verreaux’s Sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi)

Narrow-striped mongoose (Mungotictis decemlineata)

Current Projects

Population dynamics of mouse lemurs
(in collaboration with A. Ozgul, University of Zurich)

Senescence in Verreaux's Sifakas
(in collaboration with S. Alberts, Duke University)

Female competition and eviction in three lemur species
(L. Prox, in collaboration with S. Ichino, Kyoto University)

Density of primates in the southern Colombian Andes: evaluating the effects of degree of protection and floristic composition
(Ana María Pardo; in cooperation with Pablo Stevenson, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá)


Behavioral Biology

Evolution of social systems


Cognition & Coordination


Life history

Population ecology