Geographical areas of specialization:
- functional morphology; ecology of hominids and apes
Since we can never study our ancestors directly, we must rely on their traces to understand them.
In my research muscular and skeletal form are treated as engineering problems, and the "design" of the animal is treated as a solution to the need to perform a particular activity (e.g., running, arm-hanging).
His principal research interests are ape and human functional morphology, the evolution of human bipedalism, australopith and ape ecology and the evolution of the hominin face.
- Mechanism of Behavior
Research + Teaching Interests
- functional morphology and ecology of hominids and apes