W. Andrew Barr
I am a paleoanthropologist and paleoecologist studying the environmental context of early human evolution.
Global environmental change is often framed as a major driver of human adaptation and evolution. However, despite much theorizing, we have surprisingly limited direct evidence of the impact of global change on evolutionary events such as the origin of Homo and the split between the hominin and panin lineages. I conduct fieldwork and apply quantitative analytical methods in the lab aimed at filling these knowledge gaps.
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