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Dec. 23, 2019 - "Climate change and deforestation could wipe out Madagascar's ruffed lemurs and rainforest in next 50 years, experts warn." By Kashmira Gander. Newsweek.

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Feb. 22, 2017 - "How Do You Pick a Lemur Out of a Lineup? This Software Makes the Leap." By Aaron Sidder. Smithsonian Magazine.

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Feb. 23, 2017 - "Lemur facial recognition tool developed." BBC News.

Dec. 23, 2019 - "Madagascar’s famous lemurs could lose their rainforest by 2080." By Erica Tennenhouse. National Geographic.

Dec. 23, 2019 - "Madagascar's iconic ruffed lemurs could lose up to 93 per cent of their habitat by 2070 due to climate change and deforestation." By Ian Randall. Daily Mail.

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Apr. 11, 2016 - "Lemur extinctions in Madagascar leave behind doomed orphan trees." By Fred Pearce. New Scientist.

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Aug. 6, 2013 - "The evolution of day care — in lemurs." By Carolyn Johnson. The Boston Globe.

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Dec. 6, 2017 - "Cuddling up may keep red-bellied lemurs healthy." By Claire Maladarelli. Popular Science.


May 16, 2018

MA Student Aparna Chandrashekar has recently been awarded TWO grants to help fund her thesis research! The DART award will fund her travel to Madagascar this August to assist with the ruffed lemur capture season, as well as a Small Conservation Grant from the American...

May 11, 2018

Profs. Baden and Webster were just awarded PSC-CUNY funding to analyze their first 6 months of microbiome data for their ruffed lemur microbiome project! Congrats!

May 10, 2018

It looks like this summer's forthcoming darting season will be fully funded by The Leakey Foundation who has so very generously award funding to PI Baden and collaborator, Tim Webster, for our ruffed lemur microbiome project! Thank you!!!

December 8, 2016

Congratulations to Ms. Amanda Puitiza, an undergraduate student in the Hunter Macauly Honors College on receipt of an Undergraduate Research Fellowship for her work in the PMEL this forthcoming Spring 2017 semester! We can't wait to have you in the lab!

December 1, 2016

PMEL's Amanda Mancini will be in Madagascar for the next 10 months collecting fecal samples for our Ranomafana ruffed lemur conservation genetics project. She promises blog updates from the field imminently, but until then, here's a glimpse of where she'll be visiting...

November 30, 2016

Thanks to everyone who participated in #GivingTuesday yesterday to support our new collaboration with Lemur Love, LLC. to fight trafficking of endangered ring-tailed lemurs!

Here's a bit more about our project: 

The practice of live-capturing ring-tailed lemurs is unsust...

April 4, 2016

We are proud to announce that MA student Raymond Vagell will be presenting his research at the Duke Lemur Center! It'd be great if you can make it out to support him and learn a little about his work!

July 3, 2015

Check out our new PMEL t-shirts designed by the design company Good Salt! These will be made available to lab affiliates and will be handed out next field season to local villagers to help promote ruffed lemur conservation!


May 1, 2013

MA student Amanda Mancini and Prof. Baden after a succesful shopping trip at Campmor. Now Amanda is ready for her MA research in Madagascar!


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June 12, 2020

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