Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011
Noon – 1:00
Professor Karen Weinstein
Monkeys in the snow and cold: the evolution of body proportions in macaques
Summary: How do we understand the evolution of modern human body size and proportions and their worldwide geographic dispersal during the Pleistocene epoch? One way is by examining macaques, a genus of monkeys that has the greatest geographic range of all primates second to humans. Unlike most primates that live solely within the tropics, macaques inhabit diverse regions, including tropical rainforests, mountainous habitats, and northern climates with marked seasonal fluctuations in temperature and snowfall. This presentation discusses the evolution of body size and proportions in macaques as responses to this environmental diversity as well as the influences of variations in locomotion, phylogeny, and other ecological factors.
Professor David Richeson will present:
Proving the Impossible
Here are the upcoming Rush Hour dates:
Sept. 22, Oct. 4, Oct. 20 and Nov. 17, 2011
Come join us for interdisciplinary presentations given by Dickinson Faculty in the Stafford Auditorium in the Rector Science Complex from noon - 1:00 pm.
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