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

June 22, 2015
In honor of Father’s Day, Yale University has produced a podcast, “Anthropology of Dad,” to find out just how come so many Yale anthropologists research fatherhood? Listen to...
June 22, 2015
In honor of Father’s Day, let’s see what Yale Anthropologists have to say about dads in their ongoing research. Dr. Richard Bribiescas is a principal investigator of...
June 22, 2015
In honor of Father’s Day, let’s see what Yale Anthropologists have to say about dads in their ongoing research. Dr. Eduardo Fernandez-Duque talks about his research...
October 18, 2014
The new paper, published in the American Journal of Human Biology, assesses changes in the diurnal rhythm of cortisol with age among the Ache, an indigenous population of...
October 7, 2014
“All over Latin America, indigenous populations are rapidly changing their lifestyle. This work elaborates on the complex experience of indigenous people in transition....