Protocols & data downloads

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ABRP Monitoring Guide

Here we provide a link to the Amboseli Baboon Research Project monitoring guide. This guidebook describes the procedures we use to collect all the data sets that allow us to monitor the demography, behavior, and habitat of the Amboseli baboons. This document also includes our protocols for collecting fecal samples. It is used as a guide for the permanent staff in Amboseli, for short-term visitors, and for visiting researchers pursuing their own projects.

Amboseli Rainfall Data

Here we provide a link to the Amboseli Baboon Research Project long-term rainfall data. These data were collected at our research camp on the southern border of Amboseli National Park (37M 03 01 778E; 97 03 100N; 1160M; ACC 6.9). They were collected by ABRP with primary support from the National Science Foundation (most recently BCS-0323553 and IOS-0919200). Data collection has been continuous and collected on a daily basis since August 1976. We endeavor to keep the rainfall data up to date through the last complete hydrological year. If you use these data, please acknowledge the Amboseli Baboon Research Project, especially Jeanne Altmann and Susan Alberts.

Alberts lab hormone protocol

This protocol describes the methods used to preserve fecal samples in the field, to extract steroid hormones from these samples, and to assay samples for hormone metabolites.

Alberts lab fecal genotyping protocol

This protocol describes the methods used to extract DNA from baboon fecal samples and genotype the baboons at 14 microsatellite loci.

Other data sets

If you are interested in using data generated by the Amboseli Baboon Research Project, we encourage you to visit the Dryad Data Repository (www.datadryad.org), NCBI (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/), and our genomics data site (http://abrp-genomics.biology.duke.edu), where we have deposited a number of the data sets that underlie results in our publications. We have also provided links to the relevant Dryad data sets in our alphabetical bibliography, which you can access here.

ABRP downloads

Click the links at left to access our monitoring guide, hormone extraction protocols and assay for hormone metabolites, and protocols for DNA extraction and fecal genotyping.

 

Collaborating institutions

Princeton, Duke, and Notre Dame

Princeton University

Duke University

University of Notre Dame

 

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