I am a zooarchaeologist at the Evolutionary Studies Institute of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. I analyse animal remains (bones and teeth) from archaeological and fossil sites. I have studied animal remains from South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Malawi, Namibia, Canada (British Columbia) and the USA (Southwest). My focus of my research is on the origins of hunting, the spread of livestock, and taphonomy.
Senior postdoc working on molecular anthropology, human population prehistory, human migration and contact, human evolution. Focus on sub-Saharan Africa human diversity, South American prehistory, and congruence between genetic and cultural diversity.
Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Cognition, Evolution and Behaviour; Executive Editor, Animal Behaviour 2006-2011; Editor, Behavioral Ecology, Evolutionary Human Sciences, Advances in the Study of Animal Behaviour; Past Member of Council, Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour.
I earned my PhD in the Department of Biological Anthropology & Anatomy at Duke University (1995 – 2001), and my advisor was Carel van Schaik. Although I conducted some research on wild primates, my doctoral research consisted of comparative studies of primate life history, social systems, and cognition.
I did postdoctoral research in Duke’s Department of Neurobiology (2001-2006), and my supervisor was Michael Platt. My research focused on mechanisms of social attention in primates. During this time I took up distance running and began investigating sex differences in performance and motivation.
In 2006, I joined the Psychology Department at Grand Valley State University.
Since 2016 Reader (Associate Professor) at Liverpool John Moores University
2009 - 2015 Head of Jr. research Group
2004 – 2009 Post-doc; Primate Research Centre, Indonesia; Inst. for Mind and Biology, University of Chicago, USA; Dept. of Reproductive Biology, German Primate Center (DPZ)
1999 – 2004 Doctoral project; Inst. for Human Biology/Anthropology, Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin)
1998 – 1999 Scientific assistant; Inst. for Freshwater Biology/Fisheries, Berlin
1989 – 1997 Study of Biology; Cologne University, FU Berlin
Nikolaos Gkantidis is since 2016 a full-time Senior staff member at the Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, University of Bern, Switzerland, from where in 2018 he received the Venia Docendi (Privatdozent) title.
Dr. Gkantidis graduated in 2006 from the Dental School of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and followed afterwards a combined Master of Science and Orthodontic specialty program at the University of Athens, from where he graduated with honours in 2010. From 2010 to 2016 he ran a private practice in Thessaloniki. In 2013, he completed his doctoral studies at the Molecular biology lab of the Department of Orthodontics, in Bern.
From 2012 to 2016 he was a part-time staff member of the Department. In 2022, he obtained a PhD degree from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.
Dr. Gkantidis has published several original research papers and established various national and international collaborations in his main research areas of interest, including the development and utilisation of craniofacial 3D imaging techniques in clinical research and practice, the perceived effects of various treatments on facial attractiveness, and the utilisation of geometric morphometric techniques to investigate factors affecting the craniofacial shape and size. For his innovative work he has received national and international grants and awards.
Professor of Anthropology, University of Alaska. Associate Faulty Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Alaska. Honorary Research Fellow, Anthropology, Durham University. I am an evolutionary bioanthropologist interested in the genetic and ecological context for human adaptation. My research in population genetics investigates questions about human sensory ecology and evolutionary adaptation with regards to the human sense of smell. Previous research in paleobiology focused on measures of adaptation via developmental stability and resilience.
Senior lecturer of Oral Biology and Forensic Odontology, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
Dai Koyabu is an Associate Professor of Anatomy at the City University of Hong Kong. He was educated at Kyoto University, University of California at Berkeley, and University of Tokyo, and had postdoctoral training at University of Zurich. His research focuses on the anatomy, evolution and development of the mammalian cranium. Editorial Board of Mammalian Biology, Mammal Study, and Morphomuseum. Recommender for PCI Paleontology. Executive Committee Member of the International Society of Vertebrate Morphology (ISVM).
A Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Environmental Studies Program at Binghamton University in New York.
I investigate why populations differ in their social behaviour. I classify the extent of cooperation and competition between individuals in a wide range of populations and identify which environmental conditions lead to certain behaviours. My current research focuses on identifying whether these conditions also shape human behaviour. I am a Senior Researcher in the Comparative Behavioral Ecology group of the Department of Human Behaviour, Ecology and Culture at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Alvaro Montenegro is from Brazil but has lived in North America since 1999. Alvaro's formal training is in Physical Oceanography and he obtained his MS from the University of São Paulo (Brazil) and his PhD from Florida State University. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Victoria (BC, Canada) where he started to change his focus from oceanography to climatology. After a period as assistant professor at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish (NS, Canada) he arrived at Ohio State University in 2012. Alvaro's current research interests encompass various aspects of climate change and climate variability, particularly physical and biogeochemical processes occurring at the global and continental spatial scales. Alvaro looks into these problems using mainly climate models but also employ observations. He has used models to address questions on a broad range of subjects from paleoclimate to climate policy, with a concentration on carbon cycle modeling. He is also interested in using paleoclimatic data to constrain archaeological and biogeographic theories.