Julie Allen, an evolutionary biologist in UF’s department of biology, describes her research on the Red Colobus monkey in Uganda, an area with an unprecedented number of species of primates.

Julie used genetics to understand how long this population has lived in this forest, and give clues to how long the forest itself has been a stable environment for them. It was surprising to find out how long they have lived in this forest!

This video is part of the University of Florida’s Explore Research program. Video produced by Caroline Roper.

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