About the YREL

About the YREL

Established in 1998, biological anthropologists at the Yale Reproductive Ecology Laboratory conduct research on human and comparative evolutionary biology.  We are particularly interested in key life history traits such as reproduction, growth, aging, and immune function.  We are also engaged in human and comparative research on behavioral ecology, reproductive behavior, and bioeconomics.

Our members are working on a variety of research initiatives, including the Yale Gay Fathers Project, the Shuar Health and Life History Project, the Life History Transitions Among the Tobaand more.

News

August 14, 2016
In a recent article published in the American Journal of Human Biology, anthropology Ph.D. candidate Amelia Sancilio and co-authors Mark Eggerman and Professor Catherine...
June 3, 2016
Purpose: Perceptions of environmental adversity and access to economic resources in adolescence can theoretically affect the timing of life history transitions and investment...
June 2, 2016
“Background: Market integration (MI) – increasing production for and consumption from a market-based economy – is drastically altering traditional ways of life and...
March 28, 2016
Objectives. To estimate trends of undernutrition (stunting and underweight) among children younger than 5 years covered by the universal health coverage programs Plan Nacer...
March 21, 2016
Abstract: Richerson et al. make a compelling case for cultural evolution. In focusing on cultural group selection, however, they neglect important individual-level accounts...