I am a PhD student in the IMPRS program of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and Leipzig University. My main research objective is to characterize patterns of cranial growth and development among late juveniles and early adults of extant hominoid species. Subsequently this information will be used to re-evaluate late juvenile/early-adult hominin fossils, to assess to which extent their individual morphology reflects immature development rather than the adult phenotype of a particular taxon. Growth and development are studied with geometric morphometric methods, analysing 3D landmark data sets mostly derived from CT scans.
Department of Human Evolution
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
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