Department of Anthropology

Domenic Romanello

PhD candidate in Biological Anthropology, University of Texas at Austin

Domenic Romanello



Biodiversity Conservation and Human Well-being in Madagascar.


Graduate Institution - University of Texas at Austin

Master of Arts, Anthropology 

Undergraduate Institution - Canisius College of Buffalo, New York

Bachelor of Science 

Majors: Animal Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation / Anthropology.

Minor: Anthrozoology


Dr. Rebecca Lewis


Dr. Rebecca Lewis, Dr. Jason Cons, Dr. Denné Reed, Dr. Aaron Sandel, and Dr. Patricia Wright. 


Primate Behavior, Ecology, and Informatics Lab


Cuozzo, F., Sauther, M., Halajian, A., Linden, B., Linden J., Tordiffe, A., Millette, J., Romanello, D. (in prep). Human induced threats to a nonhuman primate of “least concern” (Otolemur crassicaudatus) in northern South Africa.

Margulis, S., Romanello, D. (2019). Data coding, measurement error, and reliability. In: Choe, J.C. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior, (2nd ed.). 3: 447–454. Elsevier, Academic Press.


Margulis, S., Romanello, D. (2021). Tools for observational data collection. In: Zimbler-Delorenzo, H., Margulis, S. (Eds.), Exploring Animal Behavior in the Laboratory and Field, (2nd ed.). Elsevier, Academic Press.


Romanello, D., Clark, V., Bikiny, C. (in prep). Exploring artificial tree hollows as a strategy for facilitating recolonization of degraded forests by sportive lemurs (Lepilemur ruficaudatus and Lepilemur tymerlachsoni).



ANT F301 • Biological Anthropology-Wb

79235 • Summer 2021
Meets MTWTHF 10:00AM-11:30AM
Internet; Synchronous

This course is an introduction to the principles and the methods of physical anthropology.  Physical anthropology is the study of human beings in a biological context, and seeks to explain our relationship to other primates and to the rest of the natural world.  In other words, who are we? how are we unique? how, why, an when did we come to be the way we are?The study of physical anthropology requires many different types of knowledge.  Throughout the course, we will examine anatomical, behavioral, and genetic similarities and differences among living primates, learn the basic mechanisms of the evolutionary process, and trace a pathway of human evolution as reconstructed from the fossil record.  The main goal of the course is to obtain a clear understanding of our place in nature.