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Student Feature: Carly Pate

Primate Osteology Lab Feature: Carly Pate!

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Primate Osteology Lab volunteer Carly Pate just returned from collecting data at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Carly’s research focuses on understanding how urbanization affects raccoon body weight. Carly uses cranial measurements to approximate body weight so she can then analyze how their body weight changes through time and geographic location. She was able to collect cranial measurements on 449 specimens, with some dating back to the 1830’s!

Welcome back, Carly!