Research and outreach in Primatology and Physical Anthropology
I am a primatologist and biological anthropologist, currently a part-time adjunct professor at the University of Barcelona, teaching in the Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology. Previously, I was a postdoctoral scientist at the Hard Tissue Biology Lab, at the Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology, at the George Washington University, where I am still a Research Associate.
I am interested in the study of living primates and their interactions and adaptations to the habitat, in particular in their feeding ecology, growth and development.
My current research is focused in two main projects
- Growth and development of wild mountain gorillas monitored by the Karisoke Research Center in the Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda, in collaboration with the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International and the Hard Tissue Biology Lab.
- Dental ecology of living primates in order to elucidate which factors explain the tooth wear and microwear patterns, both in well-known and anonymous primates.
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