The New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology
NYCEP is a graduate training consortium in physical anthropology that unites the resources of the American Museum of Natural History, the City University of New York, Columbia University, the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York University, and the Wildlife Conservation Society. We also collaborate with Rutgers University, the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, and the University of Tuebingen. Our diverse faculty, current students, and successful alumni pursue research in morphology, paleontology, systematics, population genetics, primate behavior, ecology, and conservation in our numerous laboratories and at field sites around the world.
Evolutionary primatology is a discipline that draws its theory, methods, and empirical data from many areas within the biological sciences, anthropology, and geology. Students in this program take courses in all of these areas in the four doctoral programs, attend seminars that draw upon the staff of all cooperating institutions, and have the opportunity to engage in original research in laboratories, museums, and in the field.
NYCEP faculty conduct research on humans and nonhuman primates from the perspectives of comparative morphology, paleontology and systematics, molecular and population genetics, behavior and ecology, and conservation science at field sites around the world and in our many laboratories in New York City.