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

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....
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.