Anna Ragni (podium presentation) (Richard Gilder Graduate School, American Museum of Natural History).
Locomotor ontogeny and trabecular architecture within the hands and feet of great apes
Ingrid Lundeen (poster presentation) (The University of Texas at Austin).
Olfactory system anatomy in Homunculus and the ecological importance of olfactory cues among stem platyrrhines
Stefano Kaburu (University of Wolverhampton).
Mother-infant face-to-face communication in Barbary and long-tailed macaques.
Alejandra Ortiz (Arizona State University).
An ontogenetic study of the internal paranasal anatomy of hominoids.
Elizabeth Berger (University of Michigan).
Death and disease in a time of climate change: Paleodemography of Bronze Age Northwest China.
Mareike Janiak (University of Calgary).
Age-related changes in the digestome of rhesus macaques.
Elizabeth Mallott (Northwestern University).
Contributions of the gut microbiome to reproductive health in female primates.
Kevin Hatala (Chatham University).
Dr. Hatala is shadowing Nate Dominy, Chair of Career Development. He is focusing his efforts on developing new annual meeting programming for early career members, particularly those making transitions between early career stages. This work includes new collaborations between Career Development and sections of the Committee on Diversity.
Matthew Zipple (Duke University).
Intergenerational Fitness Effects of Early Life Adversity in Baboons
Julia Alyssa White (University of Oxford).
From flesh to mesh: Bodies as maps in 3D GIS
Matt Cartmill (Boston University).
Matt Cartmill has published more than a hundred scholarly and popular works on the evolution of people and other animals and on the history and philosophy of evolutionary biology. Well known for his revolutionary analyses of the origins and early evolution of the ancestral primates, he has also made innovative contributions to scientific thinking about the origins and relationships of higher primates, prosimian anatomy, early hominin adaptations, quadrupedal locomotion, cranial evolution, and the philosophy of science.
Marianne Brasil (University of California, Berkeley).
Morphological integration and modularity in the humerus of modern humans
Susan C. Antón (New York University).
Susan Antón's academic interests are physical anthropology; skeletal biology; evolution of genus Homo; dispersal; evolutionary morphology; human osteology and anatomy; growth, development and life history patterns. Field programs in Asia and the Pacific. She has served as President and Vice President of the AAPA and with colleagues initiated and developed the AAPA's highly successful Committee on Diversity.
Kris Sabbi (University of New Mexico).
Sex differences in adrenal hormone production throughout development among Kanyawara chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) at Kibale National Park, Uganda
Jake Funkhouser (Washington University, St. Louis).
Re-evaluating the analysis of dominance: Investigations of dominance in captive chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) and wild Tibetan macaques (Macaca thibetana) from a context-dependent perspective
Amanda Ellwanger (University of Texas at San Antonio).
Foraging in a landscape of fear: chacma baboons (Papio hamadryas ursinus) in the anthropogenic habitats of Hemel-en-Aarde Valley, South Africa
Alyssa Bader (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).
Ancient oral microbiome of a fisher-hunter-gatherer community from the Pacific Northwest Coast
Emma Finestone (CUNY Graduate Center).
ED-XRF study of Oldowan artifacts documents raw material selection and transport through time on the Homa Peninsula, Kenya
Rachel Bell (University of Massachusetts Amherst).
Comparing Evolutionary Models of Primate Hair Color Variation
Katherine Bishop (University of Alberta).
Isotopic perspectives on the shep-herd relationship at two Hellenistic (ca. 323-31 BCE) settlements in Thessaly, Greece
William Aguado (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey).
Effective seed dispersal of an economically important plant resource by western chimpanzees at Fongoli, Senegal
Malorie Albee (The Ohio State University),
Rachel Bell (UMass Amherst),
Steph Berger (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill),
Katherine Bishop (University of Alberta),
Kelly Blevins (Arizona State University),
Emily Brennan (University of South Carolina),
Laura Brubaker-Wittman (Boston University),
Andre Luiz (Campelo dos Santos Federal University of Pernambuco),
Carlye Chaney (Yale University),
Katherine Daiy (Yale University),
Andrea DiGiorgio (Boston University),
Jessica Dolding-Smith (University of Kent),
Katie Faillace (Cardiff University),
Jacqueline Galimany Skupham (California State University, Chico),
Sara Gardner (Georgia State University),
Rebecca George (University of Nevada, Reno),
Matthew Go (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign),
Katherine Harrington (University of Hawaii at Manoa),
Alexa Kelly (University of North Texas Health Science Center),
Andrew Kim (Northwestern University),
Allyson King (University of Calgary),
Ludmila Kumpan (University of Toronto),
Ruairidh Macleod (Cambridge University),
Aleksey Maro (University of California, Berkeley),
Sara McGuire (The Ohio State University),
Allison McNamara (University of Texas at Austin),
Brianne Morgan (McMaster University),
Kristen Morrow (University of Georgia),
Bram Mulder (University of Cambridge),
Taylor Paskoff (University of Missouri),
Sam Patterson (Arizona State University),
Taylor Peacock (McMaster University),
Emily Peschel (University of Calgary),
Megan Petersdorf (New York University),
Kristen Prufrock (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine),
Alexandra Ptacek (Arizona State University),
Mustafa Quadir (Beloit College),
Amanda Rossillo (Duke University),
Katharine Ryan (University of Tennessee, Knoxville),
Kristin Sabbi (University of New Mexico),
Elena A Sierra (Uppsala University),
Julia Stuhlträger (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology),
Ariane Thomas (University of Iowa),
Rachel Voyt (University of Texas at Austin),
Devin Ward (University of Toronto),
Kendra Weinrich (The Ohio State University),
Olawunmi Winful (Vanderbilt University) (declined).
Brian Shearer (City University of New York and the New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology (NYCEP)).
"Unique features of pelvic brim morphology and associated musculature in Pongo"
Devin Ward (Dept. of Anthropology, Rutgers U).
"Using Unintentional Vault Modification to Evaluate Integration of the Bony Labyrinth and Cranium"
Andrew Barr (Visiting Assistant Professor, George Washington University).
Tumbili (Late Miocene, Kenya): A new window into eastern African mammalian evolution at the dawn of the hominin lineage.
Brandon Wheeler (Lecturer, University of Kent).
The evolutionary origins of primate sociality: Finding a missing piece of the puzzle.
Sarah Schrader (Assistant Professor, University of Leiden).
Unearthing hidden stress and frailty: An assessment of hair cortisol and non-specific disease indicators.
Myra Laird (Postdoc, University of Chicago).
The influence of dietary grit on feeding behavior.
Keolu Fox (Postdoc, University of California San Diego).
Mining paleogenomic datasets for thrifty variants involved in catecholamine resistance.
Wendy Erb (Research Associate, Rutgers University).
Calls for conservation: Bioacoustic monitoring of endangered apes to support protection of a threatened Bornean landscape.
Kimberly Congdon (Touro University).
Dr. Congdon shadowed Cristina Torres-Rouff, the Student Programs Chair. She focused her efforts on increasing diversity and representation of minority scientists at the annual meeting. She worked to improve minority science representation both in the scientific program of the meeting, and in overall meeting attendance
Dominique Bertrand (SUNY: University at Buffalo).
"Effects of tourism on the behavior of wild, habituated groups of Macaca nigra"
Ashley Edes (The Ohio State University).
"Examining stress in western lowland gorillas: A multi-zoo application of the first allostatic load index in zoo-housed great apes"
Ken Weiss (Penn State University).
The evolution of complex traits, genetics and evolutionary conceptual theory, history of evolutionary biology and bioethics as it relates to evolution and genetics in our society.
Mareike Janiak (Rutgers University).
"Duplication and convergent evolution of the pancreatic ribonuclease gene (RNASE1) in a non-colobine primate, the mantled howler monkey (Alouatta palliata)"
Anne L. Grauer (Loyola University Chicago).
Paleopathology and paleodemography -- in particular the lives of women and the impact of social environments on the presence of diseases, human morbidity, and mortality. She is also a forensic consultant for the FBI's Evidence Response Team, the Cook County Sheriff’s Police, and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.
Natalie O’Shea (CUNY Graduate Center and the New York Consortium of Evolutionary Primatology, NYCEP).
Differential preservation of population history in vervet skull anatomy
Kelly Ostrofsky (The George Washington University).
Capturing 3-D locomotor kinematics in wild mountain gorillas (Gorilla beringei beringei)
Zane Swanson (CUNY Graduate Center and the New York Consortium of Evolutionary Primatology, NYCEP).
The effect of the angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) I/D polymorphism on energy expenditure in modern humans
Addison Kemp (University of Texas, Austin).
Effects of reduced binocular visual field on leaping performance in a small-bodied strepsirrhine (Cheirogaleus medius)
Natalie Laudicina (Boston University).
Re-examining birth constraints in non-human primates
Tina Lasisi (Penn State University).
"More than meets the eye: what chemical analyses can reveal about hair color"
Madison Bradley (University of Calgary).
"Assessing biomechanical hypotheses about hind-limb elongation in jumping Primates using Longshanks mice"
Jeffrey Spear (New York University).
"Parallel evolution of suspensory locomotion in tree sloths and implications for understanding homoplasy in hominoids
Alisha Anaya (The George Washington University), Carly Batist (Central Washington University), Rachel Bell (The University of Massachusetts Amherst), Amy Beresheim (University of Toronto), Emma Berthiaume (University of Massachusetts, Amherst), Madison Bradley (University of Calgary), Emma Brzezinski (Miami University), Timothy Campbell (Texas A&M University), Emma Cancelliere (The Graduate Center City University of New York), Thuan Cao (University of Cambridge), Antonia Carter (University of South Alabama, award declined), Morgan Chaney (Kent State University), Carlye Chaney (Yale University), Colleen Cheverko (The Ohio State University), Mark Conaway (University at Buffalo), Isabelle Coupal (University of Montreal), Erika Danella (Quinnipiac University), Sophia Dent (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), Kaitlin East (McMaster University), Zachary Enfinger (University of South Florida), Ellen Fricano (Johns Hopkins University), Elise Geissler (University of Florida), Lauren Gilhooly (University of Western Ontario), Matthew Go (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Andrew Holmes (University of Toronto), Mareike Janiak (Rutgers University), Kelsey Jorgensen (Wayne State University), Hyunwoo Jung (University at Buffalo), Brittany Kenyon (University at Buffalo - SUNY), Katherine Kling (Stony Brook University), Klara Komza (The University of Toronto), Emma Lagan (The Ohio State University), Natalie Laudicina (Boston University), Brittany Matheney (University of South Florida), Sara McGuire (The Ohio State University), Fernando Mercado Malabet (University of Toronto), Sarah Mincer (Stony Brook University), Emily Nett (University of Notre Dame), Brian Padgett (The Ohio State University), Amber Pirson (University of South Florida), Kelsey Pugh (The Graduate Center City University of New York), Crystal Riley Koenig (Washington University in Saint Louis), Danielle Rubinstein (New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine), Sofiya Shreyer (Bridgewater State University), Izzy Starr (The State University of New York, University at Buffalo), Tessa Steiniche (Indiana University), Zane Swanson (New York Consortium in Evolutionary Primatology, The Graduate Center - City University of New York), Catherine Taylor (University of California Berkeley), Emma Thurau (Northern Illinois University), Nicole Torosin (University of Utah), Alexandra Tuggle (The Ohio State University), Nicole Webb (The Graduate Center City University of New York), Nicole Weiss (The Ohio State University), Samantha Yaussy (University of South Carolina), An-Di Yim (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Alexandra Zachwieja (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Kaya Zelazny (The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine), Trisha Zintel (University of Massachusetts Amherst).
Jaap Saers (University of Cambridge).
“Mobility and trabecular bone variation in the human foot” (podium)
Carrie Mongle (SUNY Stony Brook).
“The developmental cascade biases rates of evolutionary change in the dentition” (poster)
Jimena Barbeito Andrés (Federal Institute University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).
Interpreting brain and skull phenotypic outcomes when Zika virus and undernutrition interact during early development.
Ashley S. Hammond (George Washington University).
Hominoid-like fossils from the late Oligocene of Kenya.
Justin Ledogar (University of New England, Armidale, New South Wales, Australia).
Evolutionary modeling of craniofacial shape and functional performance in fossil hominins and extant durophagous primates.
Corey Ragsdale (Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville).
Biological consequences of Spanish colonization in Mexico.
Michelle A. Rodrigues (University of Illinois).
The biological impact of tend-and-befriend strategies: How female social relationships mediate stress in female scientists of color.
Stephen G.B. Chester (City University of New York).
New Paleogene primate skeletons from fossiliferous limestones.
Amanda Tan (Dartmouth College).
Using stable isotopes to measure the nutritional advantages of stone tool use by long-tailed macaques.
Felicia Gomez (Washington University School of Medicine).
Dr. Gomez shadowed the President (Susan Antón) and worked closely with Agustín Fuentes and Ripan Malhi, the co-chairs of IDEAS, a program for Increasing Diversity in Evolutionary Anthropological Sciences. In addition to her work with the Committee on Diversity (COD), she focused her efforts on increasing programs, funding mechanisms, and events in support of early career members of AAPA.
Caitlin O’Connell (Boston University).
“Examining social stress through self-directed behavior in wild orangutans”
Kristin Sabbi (University of New Mexico).
“Attention to social grooming among immature East African chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) of the Kanyawara community at Kibale National Park”
Alan Walker (Pennsylvania State University).
Human and primate evolution, evolutionary anatomy, behavioral inference from the fossil and taphonomic record.
Kate McGrath (George Washington University).
“Quantifying linear enamel hypoplasia in Virunga mountain gorillas and other great apes”
John H. Relethford (SUNY Oneonta).
Human population genetics, human variation, and the evolution of modern humans.
Dominique Bertrand (The University at Buffalo, SUNY).
Testing a novel method for collecting salivary cortisol from wild macaques.
Erin Kane (The Ohio State University).
Diana monkeys (Cercopithecus diana) experience fewer mechanical challenges during periods of low fruit availability.
Elizabeth Tinsley-Johnson (University of Michigan).
Socializing by vocalizing: A test of the vocal grooming hypothesis.
Elizabeth Sawchuk (University of Toronto).
Biological continuity over the transition to food production in Eastern Africa: human dental evidence from early pastoralists.
Sam Larson (University of Pennsylvania).
An evolutionary perspective on the contribution of serotonergic genetics to health: lessons from rhesus macaques.
Tesla Monson (University of California Berkeley).
The relationship between dental eruption sequence, phylogeny and life history in the evolution of primate dentition.
Amy Scott (Boston University).
“Are male orangutans a threat to infants? Mother-offspring interactions with males in wild Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii”
Kathleen Paul (Arizona State University).
“Comparative performance of deciduous and permanent dental morphology in reconstructing biological kinship”
Amy Goldberg (Stanford University).
“Neolithic familial migration contrasts Bronze Age male migration inferred from ancient X chromosomes”
Malorie Albee, Lucyna Bowland, Timothy Bransford, Marianne Brasil, Kristen Broehl, Margaret Bryer, Sergio Calle, Jessica Campbell, Stephanie Canington, Colleen Cheverko, Melissa Clark, Bonnie Clark, Elizabeth Clausing, Mark Clemente, Amanda Cook, Catherine Cooper, Dany Coutinho Nogueira, Randy Edward David, Matthew de Vries, Madelynne Dudas, Crystal Easley, Eleanor Farber, Allison Formanack, Maria Fox, Jessica Galea, Rebecca ilmour, Evelyn Glaze, Matthew Go, Madelyn Green, Amanda Hardie, Aliya Hoff (declined), Stella Ioannou, Hyunwoo Jung, Laura Kihlstrom, Gillian King-Bailey, Emma Lagan, Amanda Lee, Ingrid Lundeen, Kathryn Marklein, Leslie Quade, Malcolm Ramsay, Asta Rand, Brian Shearer, Samantha Stead, Elizabeth Tinsley Johnson, Jeanelle Uy, Kerryn Ashleigh Warren, Nicole Weiss, Amanda Wissler, Emma Wood..
Jesse Goliath (The Ohio State University).
“Patterns in ontogeny of epiphyseal and metaphyseal trabecular bone microstructure in the human proximal tibia”
Eric Castillo (Harvard University).
“Testing biomechanical models for lumbar lordosis variation in hominins”
John Starbuck (University of Central Florida).
Big brains and small faces: The power of aneuploidy to elucidate mechanisms influencing human evolution and development.
Michelle Brown (University of California, Santa Barbara).
Measuring the effects of feeding competition at multiple scales in a frugivorous primate community.
Stephanie Meredith (Harvard University).
Do winners take all? Assessing subadult sperm competition in hamadryas baboons.
Ryan Schmidt (University of Texas, Austin).
Eneolithic Trypillain genomic variability and the origins of the Cucuteni-Tripolye peoples.
Nikki Burt (Cleveland Museum of Natural History).
Dr. Burt shadowed the President (Susan Antón). She focused her efforts on supporting early career members of AAPA, particularly postdocs, adjuncts, and other early career members of AAPA in non-traditional positions.
Andrew Halley (University of California Berkeley).
The embryonic origins of primate encephalization: allometric and growth analyses
Michael Crawford (University of Kansas).
Anthropological genetics, demography, molecular genetics, primate genetics, and genetics of twins
Myra Laird (New York University).
“Gape cycle kinematic variance and occlusal topography in modern humans ”
Leslie Aiello (Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research).
Human paleontology, evolution of human adaptation, evolutionary theory, life history, evolution of the brain, diet, language and cognition.
Urbanization and Mortality Risk in Late Medieval London.
Seasonal variation in rainfall at Allia Bay, Kenya 3.97 Ma.
Multivariate asymmetry in the femur as a basis for "pair-matching."
Using ancient DNA from museum specimens for phylogenetic correction to interpret island dwarfing in Macaca fascicularis.
Amber Walker-Bolton (University of Toronto).
Operational sex ratio, dominance rank and mating success of group and non-group male ring-tailed lemurs (Lemur catta)
Nathan Thompson (State University of New York Stonybrook).
Frontal plane trunk mechanics in humans and chimpanzees, and implications for the bipedal gait of the last common ancestor
Cecilia Mayer (Macalester College).
How tough is the grey-cheeked mangabey? Patterns of healed skeletal trauma in Lophocebus albigena
Kathryn Allen, Amy Anderson, Samantha Archer, Jessica Beck, Jacqueline Berger, Jacqueline Berger, Jessica Bolte, Joel Bray, M. Loring Burgess, Colleen Cheverko, Sarah Duignan, Sarah Edlund, Amandine Eriksen, Katie Faillace, Elen Feuerriegel, Matthew Go, Laura Goetz, Deanna Goldstein, Alexis Goots, Nora Heidel, Genevieve Housman, Carmen Hové, Vishal Khetpal, Sandra Koch, Katherine Lacy, Maria Nieves Colon, Caitlin O’Connell, Samantha Patterson, Sarah Peacock, Rosie Pitfield, Terren Proctor, Rachel Provazza, Shelby Putt, Meagan Rubel, Ingrid Sierp (declined), Noah Simons, Rick Smith, Mary Studebaker-Reed, Alexandra Uhl, Mary Wilkins, Alexa Wimberly, and Allysha Winburn..
Ian George (University of Missouri).
Mapping language networks in the human brain
Zachariah Hubbell (Ohio State University).
Age-related trends in human trabecular bone connectivity at the cortical-trabecular interface in the proximal tibial metaphysis
Elizabeth Quinn (Washington University).
I breastfeed, therefore I am.
Sharon Kessler (McGill University).
Mouse lemurs as potential sentinels and reservoirs of diseases.
Davide Ponzi (University of Chicago).
Role of puberty in the development of chronotype in a rural Caribbean community.
Marin Pilloud (University of Nevada Reno).
Dental phenotypic variation in Neolithic Anatolia: Identifying social structure and population movement in early farming societies.
Christopher Shaffer (Grand Valley State University).
Ethnoprimatology of the Konashen community owned conservation concession, Guyana.
Ashley Hammond (American Museum of Natural History).
Dr. Hammond shadowed the President (Susan Antón). She focused her efforts on harassment and other professional barriers to junior female scientists. She served on the steering committee of the Presidential Panel on Harassment and worked closely with the Student Liaison to the Executive Committee (Melanie Beasley) to establish the Student Meet and Greet. This annual event (now known as the early career mixer) is an informal setting for student conference attendees to meet early career scientists.
Eleanor Dove (Liverpool John Moores University).
A (w)hole new idea: Using nutrient foramen location to identify relative growth and the center of ossification in juvenile tibiae
Phyllis Dolhinow (UC Berkeley).
Physical anthropology, primate social behavior, ecology, development, human behavior and evolution
James Herrera (Stony Brook University).
Environmental instability and functional traits explain lemur ecological community structure
Dennis O'Rourke (University of Utah).
Ancient DNA analysis, Human Population and Genetics, North American Arctic
Michael Granatosky (Duke University).
Kinetics of below branch quadrupedal walking in primates and other mammals: implications for the evolution of specialized suspensory locomotion
Mary Cole (Ohio State University).
A semi-automatic method for intracortical porosity quantification with application to intraskeletal variability
Maryjka Blaszczyk (NYU).
Boldness in wild vervet monkeys: individual differences and consistency across contexts
Julia Arenson, Joel Bray, Loring Burgess, Maria Darr, April Dobbs, Pedro Fernandez, Rebecca Gilmour, Jesse Goliath, Kevin Knowles, Elaine Kozma, Myra Laird, Amanda Lee, Lydia Light, Brian Padgett, Smanatha Patterson, Jeffrey Peterson, Kristen Ramirez, Malcolm Ramsay, Megan Rue, Christina Stantis, Marissa Stewart, Sarah Traynor, Lu Yao, and Samantha Yaussy..
E. Miller (University of South Florida).
The feeding ecology of infant immune function in the United States.
J. Teichroeb (Duke University).
Angolan colobus (Colobus angolensis ruwenzorii) supertroops: Do these represent multilevel societies driven by ecological factors?
S. Tecot (University of Arizona).
Evolved hormonal mechanisms of allomaternal care behavior in red-bellied lemurs, Eulemur rubriventer.
J. Malukiewicz (Federal University of Minas Gerais).
Next generation divergence genomics of Callithrix flaviceps, C. geoffroyi, and their hybrids.
C. Kirchhoff (University of North Texas).
Are skeletal trauma patterns affected by sociality? An interspecific study.
N. Hawley (Brown University).
Influence of infant growth on body size and blood pressure at age 6/7 in American Samoa.
Jonathan Bethard (University of South Florida).
Dr. Bethard shadowed the Vice President and program chair (Annie Katzenberg). He focused his efforts on better understanding the ways in which the Annual Meeting is organized and how on-the-ground logistics the week of the conference are handled. He also learned more about the importance of the AAPA Auction as a fundraiser for the Pollitizer Travel Awards.
Amy Baurenfeind (George Washington University).
Differential gene and protein expression in the human and chimpanzee brain: A comparison using high-throughput techniques (with E.J. Soderblom, M.E. Turner, A.M. Moseley, J.J. Ely, P.R. Hof, C.C. Sherwood, G.A. Wray, and C.C. Babbitt)
Russell Tuttle (The University of Chicago).
Primate morphologist, and paleoanthropology
Sarah Lacy (Washington University).
Periodontal disease and health in western Eurasian Late Pleistocene humans
Trudy R. Turner (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee).
Molecular anthropology and evolution; Life history of non-human primates.
Stephanie Schnorr (Max Planck Institute).
Assessing diet specialization of Hadza microbiota through activity and composition (with K. Venema, A.N. Crittenden, F. Marlow, and A.G. Henry)
E. Susanne Daly and K. K. Catlett (Arizona State University).
A test of the inhibitory cascade (IC) model on primate deciduous premolars
Sandra Winters (New York University).
Primate camouflage as seen by felids, raptors, and conspecifics (with J.M. Kamilar, T.H. Webster, B.J. Bradley, and J.P. Higham)
Kathryn Allen, Claudia Astorino, Jess Beck, Richard Brel, Laura Cirillo, Mary Cole, Kim Congdon, Shaliegh Diaz-Ryder, Erin Dineen, Hallie Edmonds, Jennifer Eyre, Adam Foster, Theresa Gildner, Halszka Glowacka, Alia Gurtov, Nicholas Holowka, Stephen Johnson, Rob'yn Johnson, Addison Kemp, Holly Kiang, Marc Kissel, Tom Kraft, Sharon Kuo, Anne Kwiatt, Sam Larson, Justin Ledogar, Ellis Locke, Elizabeth LoPresti, Emily Middleton, Selin Nugent, Sean Prall, Kelsey Pugh, Joshua Robinson, John Rowen, Elizabeth Sawchuk, Jill Scott, Jess Senjem, Darcy Shapiro (declined), Eric Shattuck, Brian Shearer, Amanda Spriggs, Nicole Squyres, Laura Stroik, Sarah Swartz, Rob Tennyson, Nathan Thompson, Miranda Utzinger, Ziyu Wang, Gabriel Yapuncich, and Madeline Zhu.
Dr. Siobhan Cooke (Northeastern Illinois University).
Primate paleontology in the Dominican Republic.
Dr. Sergio Almécija (Stony Brook University).
The 3D shape and function of Miocene ape and early hominin hands and feet.
Dr. Kristi Lewton (Harvard University).
Morphological integration and the evolvability of the mammalian pelvis: implications for primate evolution.
Dr. Lesley Gregoricka (University of South Alabama).
Negotiating identity in prehistoric semi-nomadic societies: A biogeochemical assessment of residential mobility in Bronze Age Oman.
Dr. Lynn Copes (Quinnipiac University).
Skeletal robusticity in sooty mangabeys (Cercocebus atys): Interactions among bone shape, density and mechanical performance.
Dr. Abigail Bigham (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor).
Functional consequences of EGLN1 genetic variation in high-altitude Andeans and Tibetans.
Dr. Janine Chalk (Duke University).
Age-related differences in nutrient intake and energy balance in wild Brown capuchins.
Dr. Chris Gilbert (Hunter College, CUNY).
Skeletal analysis of the Lesula.
Laurie Reitsema (University of Georgia).
Dr. Reitsema shadowed the President (Lorena Madrigal). She focused her efforts on representing some of the experiences, challenges, and views of early career researchers. Discussions at that time (2012-2013) revolved around three core issues: 1) offering childcare at the AAPA meetings; 2) the shift of AJPA toward becoming an online journal; and, 3) improving support for non-tenure-track members of AAPA.
Julia Maki (Washington University).
Skeletal estimates of upper limb effective mechanical advantage do not predict joint strength or speed in living humans
Roberto Frisancho (University of Michigan).
Human adaptation to extreme environments such as high altitudes, growth, anthropometry and evaluation of nutritional status
Angela Clark (University of Otago).
Sexual dimorphism and health in prehistoric Thailand (with Nancy Tayles and Siȃn E. Halcrow)
Fred H. Smith (Illinois State University).
Fred H. Smith is a human paleontologist who studies Neandertals and their relationships to modern humans.
Lydia Beaudrot (University of California Davis).
Correlates of dispersal limitation in African mammal communities (with Jason M. Kamila and Kaye E. Reed)
Gabrielle A. Russo (University of Texas at Austin).
Functional morphology of proximal caudal vertebrae in nonprehensile-tailed primates (with M. Katherine Sayr)
Lisa Danish (Rutgers University).
“Following” in olive baboons (Papio hamadryas anubis) results in deviation from the Priority of Access Model: Consortship behavior and genetic paternity (with Anthony Di Fiore and Ryne A. Palombit)
Kari Allen (Duke), Jeannie Bailey (U. Washington), W. Andrew Barr (UT Austin), Lydia Beaudrot (UC Davis), Ryan Campbell (SIU, Carbondale), Meadow Campbell (SIU, Carbondale), Lori Critcher (OSU), Elizabeth Daly (ASU), Noah Dunham (OSU), Hallie Edmonds (ASU), Kelsey Ellis (UT Austin), Elaine Gomez Guevara (CUNY), Nanda Grow (Texas A&M), Ashley Hammond (U. Missouri), Jessica Hartel (USC), Mauricio Hernandez (Cambridge), Nicholas Holowka (Stony Brook), Aimee Huard, (U. New England), Zachariah Hubbell (OSU), Jessica Joganic (Washington U.), Rob’yn Johnston (U. Missouri), Marc Kissel (U. Wisconsin), Anne Kwiatt (UT San Antonio), Sarah Lacy (Washington University, St. Louis), Catherine Merritt (U. Toronto), Justyna Miszkiewicz (U. Kent), Thierra Nalley (ASU), Allison Nesbitt (Stony Brook), Christina Nicholas (U. Iowa), Natalie O'Shea (U. Iowa), Tiffany Pan (U. Washington), Sean Prall (Indiana U.), Thomas Cody Prang (NYU), Joshua Sadvari (OSU), Jill Scott (U. Iowa), Michala Stock (NYU), Sarah Swartz (U. Missouri), Zack Throckmorton (U. Wisconsin), Willa Trask (Texas A&M), Jessica Walker (U. Pittsburgh), Raining Wang (U. Washington), Shasta Webb (Macalester College), Taylor Yuzwa (Mercyhurst)..
Claire Terhune (Duke University Medical School).
Were Neanderthals biting off more than they could chew? Evidence from the temporomandibular joint of Middle and Late Pleistocene hominins.
Varsha Pilbrow (University of Melbourne).
The physical anthropology of the 2200 BC – 600 AD humans from Samtavro in the Caucasus region of Georgia.
James London (University of Colorado-Boulder).
New directions in early South African hominin dietary ecology.
Biren Patel (Stony Brook University).
Primate evolution and biogeography in the Lower Siwaliks of India.
Sharon DeWitte (University of South Carolina).
Paleoepidemiology of historic plague epidemics: the dynamics of an ancient emerging disease.
Cynthia Thompson (Northeast Ohio Medical University).
Development of non-invasive methods for studying the hormonal regulation of feeding behavior in wild primates.
Neil T. Roach (Harvard University).
‘‘Derived anatomy of the shoulder and wrist enable throwing ability in Homo.’’(with co-author DE Lieberman)
Clifford Jolly (New York University).
Cliff ’s contributions to primate biology, behavior, ecology, and evolution have over his career helped define numerous aspects of the fields of primatology and animal behavior.
Ashley S. Hammond.
‘‘Precision and accuracy of acetabular size measures in fragmentary Plio-Pleistocene hominin pelves obtained using digital sphere-fitting techniques.’’ (with co-authors JM Plavcan and CM Ward)
Eugenie C. Scott (National Center for Science Education).
Through her position with the National Center for Science Education, Eugenie has been a tireless advocate protecting the rights of students to a quality scientific education.
Heather M. Garvin (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine).
‘‘The effects of living conditions on
human cranial and postcranial sexual dimorphism.’’
Zachary D. Cofran (University of Michigan).
‘‘Mandibular growth in Australopithecus robustus: a computational approach.’’
Christopher A. Shaffer (Washington University-St. Louis).
‘‘GIS analysis of the ranging behavior, group cohesiveness, and patch use of bearded sakis (Chiropotes sagulatus) in the Upper Essequibo Conservation Concession, Guyana.’’
Heidi Bauer-Clapp, Michael Berthaume, Jennifer Byrens, Keely B. Carlson, Colleen Cheverko, Jonathan Brent Clayton, Caitlin Dardenne, Ileana Diaz, Adam Foster, Tegan Gaetano, Heather Garvin, Ashley Gosselin-Ildari, Lesley Gregorika, Elaine Go´mez Guevara, Amber Heard-Booth, Nicholas Holowka, Genevieve Housman, Zachariah R. Hubbell, Margaux Finn Keller, Michael Kenyhercz, Sharon Kessler, Amy Klegarth, Anne C. Kwiatt, Cadell Last, Shayna Liberman, Annick McIntosh, Georgia Milward, Justyna Miszkiewicz, Teague O’Mara, Daniel M. Parker, Sean Prall, Matthew C.S. Reid, Laurie Reitsema, Michelle A. Rodrigues, Annette Rodriguez, Aaron Sams, Eric Shattuck, Brittany Singletary, Amanda Spriggs, Nathan Edward Thompson, Zachary John Throckmorton, Carrie Veilleux, and Vivek Venkataraman..
Dr. Paula N. Gonzalez (University of Calgary).
Developmental Plasticity in the Skull: Effects of Prenatal Stress on Morphological and Genetic Traits..
Dr. Marta Alfonso-Durruty (University of Pennsylvania).
Co-occurrence of porotic hyperostosis and spina bifida occulta among high-latitude hunter-gatherers.
Dr. Seth D. Dobson (Dartmouth College).
Co-evolution of facial expression, visual specialization, and brain size in anthropoid primates.
Dr. Marina B. Blanco (University of Massachusetts, Amherst).
First assessment of minimum life span in wild dwarf lemurs by dental topographic analysis.
Dr. Jacqueline T. Eng (Western Michigan University).
Nomads and the steppe empires of Mongolia: A bioarchaeological perspective.
Dr. Phillip E. Melton (Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research).
Reconstruction of migration patterns in Mennonite communities using molecular markers: Y-chromosome perspectives.
Cara Ocobock (Washington University in St. Louis).
‘‘Daily energy expenditure in highly active humans in a natural temperate environment.’’
Milford Wolpoff (University of Michigan).
While lots of paleoanthropologists focus on a particular time period, taxon or body part, Milford’s strength is that he has worked on an astonishing array of topics from the very beginning of our evolution from Australopithecus, to the origin of Homo, middle Pleistocene Homo, Neandertals and the origin of modern humans.
Vanessa Hale (Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine).
‘‘Evaluation of methods for preserving fecal microbial DNA from the spider monkey.’’
Mark Weiss (National Science Foundation).
Mark’s experience and influence has been invaluable in growing the funding base and opportunities for physical anthropologists by assuring that new competition announcements were inclusive of physical anthropologists.
Richard Bender (University of Colorado, Boulder.).
Stable isotopes (13C and 15N) track socioeconomic differences among urban Colombian women.
Amber Heard-Booth (University of Texas at Austin).
‘‘Eye size and locomotion: A test of Leuckart’s Law in mammals.’’
M. Teague O’Mara (Arizona State University School of Human Evolution and Social Change).
‘‘The ontogeny of feeding ecology in ring-tailed lemurs.’’
Andrea Baden, Claire Barrett, Michael Berthaume, Nicole Burt, John Crandall, Ileana Diaz, Heather Garvin, Jan F. Gogarten, Lesley Gregoricka, Nanda Grow, Lauren Halenar, Nicholas Holowka, Zachariah R. Hubbell, Gail Hughes-Morey, Heather Jarrell, Sam Kemmis, Alexandra Klales, Alicia Krzton, Sarah Lacy, Denise K. Liberton, Sara Kane Lynch, Charla Marshall, Jaime Mata-Miguez, Monica McDonald, Stephanie Meredith, Emily Middleton, Thierra K. Nalley, Emma Nelson, Teague O’Mara, Daniel Parker, Chris Percival, Laurie Reitsema, Joshua Robinson, Elizabeth Rowing, Aaron Sams, John M. Starbuck, Robert Stark, Natalie Uhl, Vivek Vasi Venkataraman, Fernando Villanea, Darice Westphal, Victoria Wobber.
In the age of personalized genomics, genetic ancestry testing, and medical genetic testing, do disciplines such as osteology, paleontology, primatology, human adaptation, etc., have relevance anymore for understanding modern human evolution and biology?
Dr. Julienne Rutherford (University of Illinois at Chicago).
Placental morphology and physiology in relation to fetal growth and brain development in the vervet monkey (Chlorocebus aethiops).
Dr. Doug Boyer (Stony Brook University).
Evolutionary morphology of primates using digital tooth models.
Dr. Brian Villmoare (University College, London).
Morphological integration of the primate masticatory apparatus.
Dr. Ömer Gökçümen (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Mass.).
Copy number variation in immunity genes among the genomes of indigenous Americans..
Ellen Quillen (Pennsylvania State University).
‘‘Using Natural Selection to Identify Genes Determining Indigenous American Skin Pigmentation.’’
Bill Hylander (Duke University).
Those of us who have had the pleasure and distinction of working with Bill have been infected with his intellectual curiosity and scientific rigor, particularly his willingness to employ novel techniques from other fields of inquiry. Through his role as the interim director of the Duke Primate Center, we owe him a debt of gratitude for helping preserve this unique institution long critical to our understanding of the behavior, ecology, conservation, and evolution of strepsirrhine primates.
Carrie C. Veilleux (University of Texas Austin).
‘‘Differential Selection for Color Vision in Two Nocturnal Folivores.’’
Phillip Lee Walker (University of California at Santa Barbara).
Perhaps best about Phil’s service to the Association
was the generosity and commitment of his time and
energy to see that each task was completed. He rarely turned down a request to serve his various professional organizations. He brought to all his endeavors his scientific abilities, calm demeanor, heightened sense of diplomacy, and general good humor, characteristics that continually led colleagues to seek him out for important service roles in their organizations.
Daniel M. Parker (Pennsylvania State University).
‘‘An Event History Model of Dengue Fever Outbreaks in Eight Different Endemic Regions.’’
Kristi L. Lewton (Arizona State University).
‘‘Pelvic Biomechanics and Locomotor Adaptation Within the Order Primates.’’
Wendy M. Erb (Stony Brook University).
‘‘Do Loud Calls Reflect Energy Status in Male Simakobu Monkeys (Simias concolor).’’
Bridgett Alex, Harvard University; Claire Barrett, University of Kent; Mary Blair, Columbia University; Ryan Campbell, Southern Illinois University; Jennifer Danzy-Cramer, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Caitlin Dardenne, University of Utah; Jessica Drew, Florida Atlantic University; Heather Garvin, Johns Hopkins University; Christopher Golias, University of Pennsylvania; Lesley Gregorika, Ohio State University; Emily Hammerl, University at Buffalo-SUNY; Kristi Lewton, Arizona State University; Denise Liberton, Pennsylvania State University; Sara Lynch, University at Buffalo-SUNY; Stephanie Meredith, Arizona State University; Christina Nicolas, University of Iowa; Aidan Ruth, Kent State University; Jennifer Spence, Ohio State University; Natalie Uhl, University of Illinois, Vivek Vasi Venkataraman, Stony Brook
University; Anna Vick, University of Florida; Jennifer Wagner, Pennsylvania State University..
Kathryn Muldoon (Dartmouth University).
Primate extinction and community dynamics at a new subfossil site: Christmas River, South-central Madagascar.
Denise Su (Pennsylvania State University).
Paleontological and geological explorations in the Zhaotong Basin, Yunnan Province, China.
Melissa Emery Thompson (University of New Mexico).
Energetics of lactation in chimpanzees.
Francis Kirera (National Museums of Kenya.).
Recovery of new hominin remains from a new 1.5 Ma Site, Ileret, Northern Kenya.
Michelle Buzon (Purdue University).
A bioarchaeological investigation of identity development during Napatan state formation.
Michelle Bezanson (Santa Clara College).
Bringing the lab into the field: Kinematics during quadrupedal walking in Cebus capucinus.
Adam Foster (University of Arizona).
Muscle force production during bent-knee, bent-hip walking in humans.
George J. Armelagos (Emory University).
George is a four-field anthropologist who has spent his life building elegant and compelling arguments in
research areas that are Darwinian in approach and practical in application. The collective sum of all of his work highlights an original thinker who has dedicated himself to his craft and to his students.
David Green (George Washington University).
Factors contributing to hominoid shoulder morphology: muscle size, ontogeny, and behavior.
Curtis Weinker (University of South Florida).
Since 1972 at the University of South Florida,
where Weinker was a professor in the anthropology
department and held a joint appointment with the College of Medicine, he served as the: Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Coordinator of Undergraduate Student Affairs, Associate (Interim) Dean for Graduate Affairs, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies. Just a few of his many honors there included Outstanding Faculty Member, the USF President’s Distinguished Service Award, and the USF President’s Distinguished Affirmative Action Award. He is currently emeritus professor at South Florida. By the time he retired in 2003, he had published more than 70 articles and a book.
Lynn Copes (Institute of Human Origins, Arizona State University).
How and Why Do Humans Grow Thin Skulls? A Test of the Systemic Robusticity Hypothesis.
Olga Panagiotopoulou (Hull York Medical School, University of York, UK).
Testing the adaptive signiﬁcance of the catarrhine symphysis using Finite Element Analysis (FEA).
Amy Lu (Stony Brook University).
Natural birth control: seasonal increases in fecalprogestins affect reproductive function in wild female Phayre’s leaf monkeys (Trachypithecus phayrei).
Mark Beary, University of Missouri; Jessica Brinkworth, City University of New York; Ryan Campbell, Southern Illinois University; Stephanie Child, University of Missouri; Lynn Copes, Arizona State University; James Cray, University of Pittsburgh; Kathryn Driscoll, University of Tennessee; Heather Garvin, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Lesley Gregoricka, Ohio State University; Nanda Grow, Texas A&M University; Emily Hammerl, University of Buffalo; Heather Hassel, Stony Brook University; Mary Kelaita, University of Michigan; Cassandra Koontz, Vanderbilt University; Britney Kyle, Ohio State University; Sarah Lacy, Washington University in St. Louis; Denise Liberton, Pennsylvania State University; Sara Lynch, University of Buffalo; Tracie McKinney, Ohio State University; Rachel Menegaz, University of Missouri; Katie Miller, Arizona State University; David Pappano, University of Michigan; Eleanna Prevedorou, Arizona State University; Ellen Quillen, Pennsylvania State University; Terrence Ritzman, Arizona State University; Elizabeth Rowe, Temple University; Anna Vick, University of Florida; Leslie Williams, Ohio State University..
Meghan M. Moran (Kent State University).
‘‘Walkers vs. non-walkers: a comparison of femoral neck cortical bone in humans.’’ (Coauthors: C.E. Hilton and B.G. Richmond.)
Jane E. Buikstra (Arizona State University).
Buikstra has made major contributions
in paleopathology, forensic anthropology and
more generally within physical anthropology and archaeology.
Nicole Griffin (George Washington University).
‘‘Comparative in vivo forefoot kinematics in extant hominids.’’ (Coauthors: K. D’Aouˆ t, P. Aerts, B.G. Richmond.)
Clark Spencer Larsen (Ohio State University).
In Clark’s long service to the AAPA he has served on the Program Committee and on the Editorial Board of the AJPA, as a Local Arrangements meeting co-chair, as AAPA Vice President and President, and as Editor of the AJPA. There are few who have given more service to the association.
Heather Hassel (Stony Brook University).
‘‘How reliable are density estimates in diurnal
primates?’’ (Coauthors: C. Borries, E. Larney, M.
Umopanjan, and A. Koenig).
R. A. Menegaz (University of Missouri).
‘‘Loaded and spaced out: plasticity and function of the palate in rabbits, with implications for australopith facial form.’’ (Coauthors: S. V. Sublett, S. D. Figueroa, T. J. Hoffman, and M. J. Ravosa.)
Joseph Orkin (Washington University).
‘‘Is primate-like grasping needed for fine branch feeding? Terminal branch use in eastern gray squirrels Sciurus carolinlensis.’’ (Coauthor: H. Pontzer).
Wendy Black, University of Cape Town; Tafline Crawford, Wash. University; Jessica Joganic, Arizona State University; Lisa Pulliam, Western Oregon University; Jill Scott, University of Iowa; Melisa Kiyamu Tsuchiya, University of Albany; Meghan Healy, University of New Mexico; Elisabeth Nicholson, Northwestern University.
Valerie Andrushko (University of California, Santa Barbara).
‘‘Strontium isotope evidence for prehistoric migration in the valley of Cuszco, Peru.’’ (Coauthors M.R. Buzon, A Sinometti and R.A. Creaser).
Michael Little (Binghamton University).
Early in his career, Little began making major contributions to the study of pastoral societies using ecological and evolutionary principles. Little has been a major participant in and has had a major impact on
international science programs over the past 40 years, including the International Biological Program (IBP) and the Man and the Biosphere Program (MAB).
Erin Leslie (Northwestern University).
‘‘A comparative analysis of internal cranial anatomy in the Hylobatidae.’’
Martin K. Nickels (Illinois State University).
Martin K. (Marty) Nickels is Professor Emeritus of
Anthropology at Illinois State University, where he has been recognized for excellence in teaching on numerous occasions. While he has many publications that are ‘‘traditional’’ for a physical anthropologist, much of his writing has been directed at teachers and the injection of human evolution and other physical anthropological subjects into the science curricula of schools.
Maria Serrat (Kent State University).
‘‘Effects of rearing temperature on long bone growth in mice: An experimental model for examining Allen’s Rule.’’
Christopher Gilbert (Stony Brook University).
‘‘Cranio-mandibular morphology supporting the molecular African papionin clades and the identification of Cercocebus antiquus.’’
Campbell Rolian (Harvard University).
‘‘Walking, running and the evolution of short toes in humans.’’ (Coauthors: D.E. Lieberman, J.W. Scott, and J. Hamill).
Robert Omalley, University of Southern California; Susan Landers Roberts, University of Colorado; Amy Farnbach, Arizona State University; Elizabeth DiGangi, University of Tennessee; Rebecca Gray, University of Florida; Kristin Young, University of Kansas..
Herman Pontzer (Harvard University).
"The evolution of hominin locomotor performance and the emergence of Homo."
C. Loring Brace (University of Michigan).
Brace is a prolific scholar who has authored an enormous number of books, peer-reviewed articles, and other contributions. He is also a favored presenter at professional meetings who frequently salts his talks with limericks written by his alter ego – I.Wright Drivell.
Kristin Harper (Emory University).
"The origin of syphilis: a phylogenetic approach suggesting NewWorld origin."
Fred de Kuyper (AAPA).
The AAPA recognized Fred de Kuyper's counsel in negotiating a new publishing agreement between the association and John Wiley & Sons, the publisher of AJPA, thereby making a lasting contribution to the health, wellbeing, and future of the AAPA association and its journal.
Brian Kemp (University of California at Davis).
"Timing of the peopling of the Americas: genetic analysis of early Holocene skeletal remains."
Jason Organ (Johns Hopkins University).
"To grasp or not to grasp? Structure and function of platyrrhine caudal vertebrae."
Jandy Hanna (Duke University).
"Locomotor energetics in primates: vertical compared to estimated horizontal costs."
Omer Gokcumen, University of Pennsylvania.
Eugene Giles (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign).
From his earliest publications, Gene has been at the
cutting edge of key developments in, or affecting, biological anthropology. Gene’s breadth and depth in physical anthropology, his eclectic skills and interests, reveal him to be a generalist, one of a kind that we may never see again.
Robert R. Sokal (Stony Brook University).
Bob’s vita is exceptionally impressive. He has
published over 200 papers and has also co-authored
three very influential books: Biometry, Principles of
Numerical Taxonomy, and Numerical Taxonomy.
Bob’s research has spanned a wide range of topics
and organisms. He has written on subjects ranging
from the genetics of insecticide resistance to the
ecological genetics of houseflies. He is perhaps best
known for his many works on numerical taxonomy,
a field he co-developed with Peter Sneath.
Francis E. (Frank) Johnston (University of Pennslyvania).
Turning to just one of his intellectual contributions,
Frank developed a focus on biocultural interrelations
that formed the basic theoretical orientation
for his work and that of many of his students
and of his colleagues. Over the next decade, the biocultural approach became one of the most important and well-used approaches in growth and development, demography, genetics, paleopathology, and so many other areas that one can hardly examine our journal without findings articles relating some aspect of biology to some aspect of the social or cultural characteristics of a population.
Morris Goodman (Wayne State University).
Through his decades of research in molecular anthropology, Morris has played a central role in reordering our view of the topology of primate evolution. In doing so, he has demonstrated the variable rates of molecular evolution among primate
lineages, key among which is the trend to a slowing
rate of molecular change in the anthropoids, especially the lineages leading to humans and African
Charles Oxnard has placed his unique stamp on just about every aspect of our discipline across the entire second half of the 20th century and all around the world, beginning in England and moving westward through North America to Asia and Australia. His research accomplishments have been almost as global as his residence patterns. A glance at his long bibliography shows an amazingly diverse span of subject matter, including comparative anatomy, growth and development, bone biology, vitamin metabolism, and the patterns and causes of sexual dimorphism. But when we think of his work as a whole, what comes to the forefront is his morphometric work—his lifelong quest for finding ways of taking huge numbers of data or complicated shapes, and crunching them into simpler functions that reveal a small number of underlying patterns reflecting diet, or locomotor behavior, or phylogeny. And most of us think immediately of all the books and papers in which Charles has applied these approaches to the study of primate and human evolution.
Elwyn Simons began his career as a general
vertebrate paleontologist, with a doctoral
thesis on the Paleocene pantodonts.
But he rapidly shifted the focus of his interest
specifically into the primates, with a second
thesis, under the distinguished direction
of Wilfrid Le Gros Clark, on the Eocene
primates of Europe. Since those days in the
late 1950s he has gone on to become the
most productive field paleoprimatologist of
his generation, obtaining extraordinary fossil-finding achievements in Egypt, India, and Madagascar and other places. Through both discovery and analysis,
no single individual has done more than Elwyn has to enlarge directly our knowledge of the primate evolutionary past; and his indirect contributions in this area, through the training and encouragement of
others, have been equally vast.