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

September 24, 2014
Background: The health problems associated with rapidly changing lifestyles in indigenous populations, e.g. cardiovascular disease, are becoming a public health concern. Aim...
September 24, 2014
A poster titled “Early life environment, fertility and age of menarche: A test of life history predictions using a longitudinal assessment of adversity perception and...
September 12, 2014
More information about the New Haven Pride Block Party can be found here. More information about the Gay Fathers Project can be found here.
August 16, 2014
Erin Burke will be presenting the 2014 Yale Club of San Francisco Summer Graduate Fellowship Talk entitled ”What about gay fathers? Hormones and fatherhood in male same-sex...
May 19, 2014
The Yale Club of San Francisco has generously awarded Primary Investigator Erin Burke their second annual Summer Graduate Fellowship to conduct research in the San Francisco...