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Primate Life Histories Database


Primate Life Histories is an online database project with database and web interface to archive, manage, search and download individual-based life history data that have been collected from wild primate populations.

Source Code

Version 2

The source code to PLHDB version 2 is available on GitHub (

Version 1

The source code to PLHDB version 1 is available on GitHub (


  • Concept, content, and scientific requirements: the Evolutionary Ecology of Primate Life Histories Working Group, Susan C Alberts (Duke University, PI), Karen B Strier (University of Wisconsin-Madison, PI).
  • PLHDB version 1 Database and application programming: Xianhua Liu (NESCent), Hilmar Lapp (NESCent).
  • PLHDB version 2: Karl O. Pinc (The Meme Factory, Inc.

How to Cite

If you use this code or parts of it, please cite the following publication:

Strier, K. B., Altmann, J., Brockman, D. K., Bronikowski, A. M., Cords, M., Fedigan, L. M., Lapp, H., Liu, X., Morris, W. F., Pusey, A. E., Stoinski, T. S., and Alberts, S. C. "The Primate Life History Database: A Unique Shared Ecological Data Resource". Methods in Ecology and Evolution 1, no. 2 (2010): 199–211.


This software is released under the GPL v3 license (see included LICENSE), excepting code which extends other projects used on the PLHDB website. Code extending other projects is clearly marked and distributed under the license(s) used by the projects so extended.

Primate Life Histories Database
Copyright (C) 2007-2015 Hilmar Lapp, Xianhua Liu
Copyright (C) 2016 The Meme Factory, Inc.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see


Repo for the "new" (as of Sep 2016) web app for the Primate Life Histories Database







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