Social behavior, health, and fitness in wild baboons

Elizabeth Archie (University of Notre Dame)

June 21, 2019, 11:30–12:30


Room MF 323

IAST General Seminar


Dr. Archie works to understand intersection between animal social behavior, health, and fitness. Her research centers on the wild baboons of the Amboseli Baboon Research Project in Kenya. Founded in 1971, this study represents one of the longest-running, continuous studies of a wild primate population in the world. She will discuss two strands of her current research: (i) understanding how animal social relationships influence gut microbiome dynamics, and (ii) understanding how social relationships are both affected by and may help mitigate the experience of early life adversity.