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Adversity, Belonging, and Survival among Baboons

November 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Free and open to the public.

Susan Alberts
Robert F. Durden Professor of Biology and Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University

The social environment—both in early life and adulthood—has major effects on human health and survival. But how and why does the social environment get “under the skin” to also affect our physical health? Susan Alberts pursues this question by studying wild baboons in Kenya. Baboons, like humans, evolved as savannah dwellers. They rely on social relationships to solve problems and—like humans—their lives depend on these relationships. Alberts will discuss how the balance between the challenges and opportunities of social life affects health and belonging in both humans and baboons.

Evolution Matters Lecture Series • Tenth Anniversary

Free and open to the public. Presented by the Harvard Museum of Natural History.

Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.

Details

Date:
November 7, 2019
Time:
6:00 pm
Cost:
Free and open to the public.
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Website:
https://hmnh.harvard.edu/event/adversity-belonging-and-survival-among-baboons

Organizer

Harvard Museum of Natural History
Phone:
(617) 495-3045
Email:
hmnh@hmsc.harvard.edu
Website:
https://hmnh.harvard.edu/

Venue

Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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Phone:
617-496-1027