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Biological Anthropology

We apply an evolutionary perspective to a broad array of topics in biological anthropology. Our faculty and student body is highly cohesive and diverse with research excellence in evolutionary medicine and primate evolution. Our work involves the study of humans and their closest relatives, the non-human primates, through a variety of complementary field and lab approaches. Areas of research include human biology, human behavioral ecology, molecular anthropology, paleontology, and primatology. We have been funded by the National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, World Health Organization, and various private foundations and international agencies, and our work has been published in Nature, Science, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. We are highly interdisciplinary natural scientists with ongoing collaborations with one another, other anthropological subfields, researchers across the UO campus, and scientists around the world.

 

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