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

My focus is using evolutionary theory to understand human behavior. My current research chiefly addresses sex differences in motivation, especially in sports.

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

Carl P. Lipo

A Professor of Anthropology at California State University Long Beach and a Research Associate at the Institute for Integrated Research in Materials, Environments and Society (IIRMES).

Herbert D. G. Maschner

Herbert Maschner is Executive Director of Center for Virtualization and Applied Spatial Technologies (CVAST) at the University of South Florida. He also holds tenured Professorships in the USF Department of Anthropology and the School of Geosciences. He serves as the Academic Editor of PeerJ, and on the Editorial Boards of the Journals Digital Applications in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage and Science and Technology of Archaeological Research (STAR); He is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and serves as the Society for American Archaeology representative to the AAAS. 


Research areas include virtualization, visualization, informatics, 3D scanning, and public science; the creation of digital research infrastructures that transcend humanities, physical, natural, and social sciences; digital heritage, digital humanities, museum and research informatics, and digital natural history at regional and global scales. 
Other current specialties in human biocomplexity and the environment, resource and community sustainability, long- term human impacts and interactions with marine ecosystems, fisheries, ocean modeling, and human ecosystem engineering.

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 Assistant Professor in the department of Anthropology at Penn State. 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

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.

Jennifer K. Wagner

Jennifer K. Wagner earned her JD from the University of North Carolina and her PhD in Anthropology from Penn State University. She completed post-doctoral research appointments at Duke University's Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy and the University of Pennsylvania's Center for the Integration of Genetic Healthcare Technologies. She served as the 2014-2015 AAAS Science & Engineering Congressional Fellow. In addition to her research, she has been a licensed, practicing attorney in PA since 2007.

Anja Widdig

Present position
-since 2010 Professor of Behavioral Ecology at the University Leipzig (UL), Bridging Professorship between UL and Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology (MPI EVA) Leipzig, Germany

Postdocs
-2007-2014 Head of the Jr. Research Group of “Primate Kin Selection” at the MPI EVA, Emmy-Noether Group funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)
-2006-2007 Guest scientist MPI EVA
-2004-2006 Duke University, NC (USA)

Ph.D.
-1997-2002 Humboldt University Berlin, Germany