Advisory Board and Editors Anthropology

Louise Barrett

Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) in Cognition, Evolution and Behaviour; Member of Directorate, Institute of Child and Youth Studies, University of Lethbridge; Executive Editor, Animal Behaviour 2006-2011; Editor, Advances in the Study of Animal Behaviour; Past Member of Council, Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour.

Robert O Deaner

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.

Antje Engelhardt

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

Lydia M Hopper

My passion is primate social cognition, and my research focus is social learning and behavioral economics.

To promote a comparative perspective, I design methods that can be applied to multiple species - both human, and nonhuman, primates - and throughout my career I have been fortunate to work with a number of species.

Through my current role Lincoln Park Zoo, I design and coordinate the behavioral and cognitive research conducted with our chimpanzees and gorillas.

Daisuke Koyabu

Dai Koyabu is an Assistant Professor at the University Museum of University of Tokyo. 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 and Morphomuseum. Executive Committee Member of the International Society of Vertebrate Morphology (ISVM).

Philip Reno

I earned by Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology and Biomedical Sciences from Kent State University and then completed a postdoc in developmental biology at Stanford University. I am currently an Associate Professor of Anatomy in the department of Bio-Medical Sciences at PCOM. My research focus is uncovering developmental mechanisms underlying human specific traits.

Simone Riehl

Lecturer for Environmental Archaeology at the University of Tübingen. Interdisciplinary Research Fellowship, Center for Climatic Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Heisenberg awardee at the University of Freiburg. Member of the Tübingen-Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Paleoecology. Archaeobotanist in several archaeological excavations in the Near East, including Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan and Iran.

Rebecca Sear

Evolutionary demographer and human behavioural ecologist; co-founder European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association

Erik R Seiffert

Erik Seiffert's research is focused on the phylogenetic relationships, adaptations, and historical biogeography of mammals, with an emphasis on the endemic placental mammals of Africa and Arabia. He has a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley (1995), an M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin (1998), and a Ph.D. from Duke University (2003). He was previously Lecturer in Palaeobiology and Palaeoenvironments at University of Oxford and Curator of Geological Collections at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History (2004-2007), Assistant and Associate Professor of Anatomical Sciences at Stony Brook University (2007-2016), and is now a Professor of Integrative Anatomical Sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (2016-Present). He is also a Research Associate at the Duke Lemur Center's Division of Fossil Primates.

Sara Varela

I am working on Pleistocene mammal extinctions. Co-developer of R packages to download data from open access databases (rAvis and paleobioDB), and team member of www.ecoClimate.org, an open access repository to access climatic data for the past, present and future.

Jennifer M Vonk

Jennifer Vonk is a comparative/cognitive psychologist with primary research interests in two overlapping areas: (1) animal cognition, and (2) cognitive development. The underlying goal of her work is to examine cognitive continuities and discontinuities between humans and both closely and distantly related species.