Justin Ledogar, Assistant Research Professor

Justin Ledogar

I am a biological anthropologist who studies the functional morphology and evolution of the craniofacial complex and teeth in primates. My primary research interests focus on understanding the feeding biomechanics and dietary adaptations of fossil hominins and extant primate species, including modern humans.

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Teaching (Spring 2021):


Ph.D.State University of New York, Albany2015
Recent Publications   (search)

  1. Sansalone, G; Allen, K; Ledogar, JA; Ledogar, S; Mitchell, DR; Profico, A; Castiglione, S; Melchionna, M; Serio, C; Mondanaro, A; Raia, P; Wroe, S, Variation in the strength of allometry drives rates of evolution in primate brain shape., Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 287 no. 1930 (July, 2020), pp. 20200807 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Mitchell, DR; Sherratt, E; Sansalone, G; Ledogar, JA; Flavel, RJ; Wroe, S, Feeding Biomechanics Influences Craniofacial Morphology at the Subspecies Scale among Australian Pademelons (Macropodidae: Thylogale), Journal of Mammalian Evolution, vol. 27 no. 2 (June, 2020), pp. 199-209, Springer Nature America, Inc [doi]  [abs]
  3. Neaux, D; Wroe, S; Ledogar, JA; Heins Ledogar, S; Sansalone, G, Morphological integration affects the evolution of midline cranial base, lateral basicranium, and face across primates., American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 170 no. 1 (September, 2019), pp. 37-47 [doi]  [abs]
  4. Tsang, LR; Wilson, LAB; Ledogar, J; Wroe, S; Attard, M; Sansalone, G, Raptor talon shape and biomechanical performance are controlled by relative prey size but not by allometry., Scientific Reports, vol. 9 no. 1 (May, 2019), pp. 7076 [doi]  [abs]
  5. Bicknell, RDC; Ledogar, JA; Wroe, S; Gutzler, BC; Watson, WH; Paterson, JR, Computational biomechanical analyses demonstrate similar shell-crushing abilities in modern and ancient arthropods., Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 285 no. 1889 (October, 2018) [doi]  [abs]