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Justin Ledogar, Assistant Research Professor

Justin Ledogar

My primary research interests focus on feeding biomechanics and dietary adaptations in extant primates, including modern humans, as well as in fossil hominin species. I apply a range of methods in addressing the questions that interest me, including computer-assisted engineering techniques and the mechanical testing of primate foods in the wild.

See my research website here: https://justinledogar.weebly.com

Please note: Justin has left the "Evolutionary Anthropology" group at Duke University; some info here might not be up to date.

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Web Page:  http://justinledogar.weebly.com

Recent Publications   (More Publications)   (search)

  1. van Heteren, AH; Wroe, S; Tsang, LR; Mitchell, DR; Ross, P; Ledogar, JA; Attard, MRG; Sustaita, D; Clausen, P; Scofield, RP; Sansalone, G, New Zealand's extinct giant raptor (Hieraaetus moorei) killed like an eagle, ate like a condor., Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, vol. 288 no. 1964 (December, 2021), pp. 20211913 [doi]  [abs]
  2. Cook, RW; Vazzana, A; Sorrentino, R; Benazzi, S; Smith, AL; Strait, DS; Ledogar, JA, The cranial biomechanics and feeding performance of Homo floresiensis., Interface Focus, vol. 11 no. 5 (October, 2021), pp. 20200083, The Royal Society [doi]  [abs]
  3. Martin, JM; Leece, AB; Neubauer, S; Baker, SE; Mongle, CS; Boschian, G; Schwartz, GT; Smith, AL; Ledogar, JA; Strait, DS; Herries, AIR, Drimolen cranium DNH 155 documents microevolution in an early hominin species., Nature Ecology and Evolution, vol. 5 no. 1 (January, 2021), pp. 38-45 [doi]  [abs]
  4. 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]
  5. 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]

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