At a time of extinction crisis for the world's 521 primate species, Anthropology Professor Emeritus Paul A. Garber and his collaborators publish important research that compares geographic patterns of non-human primate biodiversity and human land-use, in order to establish a strong link between protected indigenous land and increased levels of biodiversity.
The research was published on August 10 in the journal Science Advances, and is titled “Global importance of Indigenous Peoples, their lands, and knowledge systems for saving the world’s primates from extinction”.
Another paper on this topic is coming out in September in the journal Science titled Adaptations to a cold climate promoted social evolution in Asian colobine primates”.
Dr. Garber was also recently elected President of the American Society of Primatologists (ASP), North America’s largest primatological society
Professor Garber's research was featured for its importance in Illinois News.