Diane Brockman studies the impact of environment on the social strategies and reproductive careers of lemurs. Using a field endocrinological approach to behavioral ecology, and in collaboration with Pat Whitten (Emory University), she combines fecal hormone analyses and behavioral field studies with investigations of reproduction, life history, and social behavior in sifaka. Ancillary research at the Duke Lemur Center examines the biomarkers of aging and hormonal indices of reproduction, energy balance, nutritional stress, and immunity in income and capital breeding lemurs.
Diane K. Brockman, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology
Director and Coordinator of the Beza Mahafaly Sifaka Research Program–U.S.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28223-0001