Douglas M. Boyer, Associate Professor

Douglas M. Boyer
Office Location:  Biological Sciences Building
Office Phone:  (919) 668-3348
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Teaching (Spring 2020):  (typical courses)


Ph.D.State University of New York at Stony Brook2009

Functional Anatomy

Adaptation, Biological • Africa • Algorithms • Allometry • Analysis of Variance • Animals • Anthropology, Physical • Bayes Theorem • Biological Evolution • Body Weight • Calcaneus • Carbon Isotopes • Chemostratigraphy • Diet • Fibula • Fossils • France • Hallux • Image Processing, Computer-Assisted • Imaging, Three-Dimensional • Mammals • Models, Anatomic • Molar • Paleodontology • Paleontology • Pedigree • Phylogeny • Pithecia • Primates • Reproducibility of Results • Strepsirhini • Surface Properties • Talus • Teeth • Tooth • Tooth Crown • Tooth Wear • Tupaia • Weights and Measures • X-Ray Microtomography

Current Ph.D. Students  

Postdocs Mentored

Recent Publications   (search)

  1. Yapuncich, GS; Feng, HJ; Dunn, RH; Seiffert, ER; Boyer, DM, Vertical support use and primate origins., Scientific Reports, vol. 9 no. 1 (August, 2019), pp. 12341 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Boyer, DM; Yapuncich, GS; Dunham, NT; McNamara, A; Shapiro, LJ; Hieronymus, TL; Young, JW, My branch is your branch: Talar morphology correlates with relative substrate size in platyrrhines at Tiputini Biodiversity Station, Ecuador., Journal of Human Evolution, vol. 133 (August, 2019), pp. 23-31 [doi]  [abs]
  3. Harrington, AR; Kuzawa, CW; Boyer, DM, Carotid foramen size in the human skull tracks developmental changes in cerebral blood flow and brain metabolism., American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 169 no. 1 (May, 2019), pp. 161-169 [doi]  [abs]
  4. Shan, S; Kovalsky, SZ; Winchester, JM; Boyer, DM; Daubechies, I, ariaDNE: A robustly implemented algorithm for Dirichlet energy of the normal, Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 10 no. 4 (April, 2019), pp. 541-552 [doi]  [abs]
  5. Boyer, DM; Harrington, AR, New estimates of blood flow rates in the vertebral artery of euarchontans and their implications for encephalic blood flow scaling: A response to Seymour and Snelling (2018)., Journal of Human Evolution, vol. 128 (March, 2019), pp. 93-98 [doi]