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Biological Anthropology

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Claud A. Bramblett

Professor Emeritus

Education: Ph.D., Berkeley

Interests: Physical anthropology, primatology; East Africa

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Anthony Di Fiore

Professor |
(512) 471-2318 |
WCP 5.150

Education: Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Interests: Population genetics, comparative socioecology, mating systems, molecular ecology, phylogenetics, tropical ecology, computational modeling; South and Central American primates

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John W. Kappelman Jr

Professor |
(512) 471-0055 |
WCP 5.160

Education: Ph.D., Harvard University

Interests: The primary focus of my research is hominoid evolution and human origins and evolution, with particular emphasis in paleoecology and functional morphology, and stratigraphy and geochronology. I conduct field and laboratory research in paleontology, stratigraphy, and paleomagnetism, and laboratory research in functional morphology and computer imaging. Africa, Asia

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Chris Kirk


eckirk -at- |
512-471-0056 |
WCP 5.154

Education: Ph.D., Duke University

Interests: Primate evolution, primate sensory systems, evolutionary and functional anatomy of the head and neck, sensory ecology

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Rebecca J. Lewis

Professor |
(512) 232-5386 |
WCP 5.152

Education: Ph.D., University Biological Anthropology and Anatomy (2004), Duke University

Interests: Evolution of primate social behavior, intersexual conflict, social relationships, power dynamics, socioecology, biological markets, fire ecology, cyclone ecology; Madagascar

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Denné N. Reed

Associate Professor; Faculty Graduate Advisor |
Office (512) 471-7529, Lab (512) 232-6380 |
WCP 4.148

Education: Ph.D., Stony Brook University

Interests: Human evolution, micromammal paleoecology, taphonomy, GIS, remote sensing; Ethiopia, Tanzania, Kenya, Morocco

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Aaron Sandel

Assistant Professor |
WCP 5.146

Education: Ph.D., University of Michigan

Interests: chimpanzees, friendship, primates, life history, physiology, conservation, comparative methods, cognition

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Liza J. Shapiro

Interim Chair (through 1/15/22); Professor |
(512) 471-7533 |
WCP 5.128

Education: Ph.D., SUNY-Stony Brook

Interests: Primate evolution and functional morphology, locomotion.