BU Anthropology at #AAPA2019

The Department of Anthropology will be well-represented at the 88th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists in Cleveland, OH March 27-30. If you’ll be at the AAPA, make sure to stop by a presentation or two (or all 18)!

Presentations by current BU Biological Anthropologists (and recent Ph.D. alumni) will include (* = Undergraduate Student, ** = Graduate Student, *** = Postdoctoral Research Associate;  **** = Faculty):

Mitochondrial DNA Demonstrates the Significance of a Western Gateway in Uganda for Eastern Chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii) Gene Flow. Alicia M. Rich***, Christopher A. Schmitt****, Michael D. Wasserman, Kevin D. Hunt, Frederika A. Kaestle.

Timing of reproductive onset among female vervet monkeys (Chlorocebus pygerythrus) in wild and human-impacted populations. Stacy-Anne R. Parke*, Alicia M. Rich***, Maryjka B. Blaszczyk, Christopher A. Schmitt****.

Effect of Reproduction on Javan Slow Loris Mother’s Activity Budget and Ranging Behavior. Ariana Weldon, Stephanie Poindexter***, Marco Campera, Muhammad A. Imron, K.A.I. Nekaris.

Orangutan Nesting Behavior in Gunung Palung National Park, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Laura A. Brubaker-Wittman**, Andrea Blackburn**, Andrea L. DiGiorgio**, Faye S. Harwell**, Erin E. Kane***, Tri wahyu Susanto, Cheryl D. Knott****.

Adolescent female orangutans benefit from associations with their mother in Gunung Palung National Park, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Caitlin A. O’Connell**, Wuryantari Setiadi, Cheryl D. Knott****.

Fecal isotopes as indicators of weaning and diet in wild Bornean orangutans. Cheryl D. Knott****, Brooke Crowley, Michelle Brown, Tri Wahyu Susanto.

Nutrient goals of wild Bornean orangutans at Gunung Palung National Park: a case for nutrient balancing. Andrea L. DiGiorgio**, Cheryl D. Knott****.

Moving through ecology: orangutan positional behavior in a mosaic habitat. Erin E. Kane***, Andrea Blackburn**, Tri Wahyu Susantu, Cheryl D. Knott****.

Navigational demand and how it’s linked to olfaction and spatial memory in primates. Stephanie A. Poindexter***, Rebecca M. DeCamp*, Eva C. Garrett****.

Dietary fiber and nutritional quality of the foods of Bornean orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii) in Gunung Palung National Park, West Kalimantan, Indonesia. Ishrat Chowdhury, Madeline E. Eori, Tri W. Susanto, Erin E. Kane***, Nancy-Lou Conklin, Cheryl D. Knott****.

Body temperature estimates for Bornean orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii) from internal fecal temperature measurements. Faye S. Harwell**, Rinaldi Gotama, Katherine S. Scott, Brodie Philp, Cheryl D. Knott***.

Men’s secretory immunoglobin-A, testosterone, and cortisol are significantly associated within a single day and across two sequential days. Graham Albert**, Nicholas Landry, Triana L. Ortiz, Justin M. Carré, Steven A. Arnocky, Carolyn R. Hodges-Simeon****.

A Closer Look at Global Prevalence of Obstetric Fistula. Lexi R. Lang*, Cheryl Knott****.

Estimating extinct primate vomeronasal traits using maximum likelihood ancestral state reconstruction methods. Rebecca M. DeCamp*, Eva C. Garrett****.

Obstetric constraints in large-brained cebids and modern humans: a comparison of coping mechanisms. Natalie M. Laudicina**, Matt Cartmill****.

Chimpanzee reverse zoonoses: unfortunate natural experiments in great ape comparative medicine and demography. Tony L. Goldberg, Sarmi Basnet, Melissa Emery-Thompson, James E. Gern, Kristine A. Grindle, Kevin E. Langengraber, Zarin Machanda, John C. Mitani, Martin M. Muller, Jacob D. Negrey**, Emily Otali, Leah Owens, Ann C. Palmenberg, Tressa E. Pappas, Sarah Phillips-Garcia, Rachna B. Reddy, Erik J. Scully, Richard W. Wrangham.

A natural history of the femoral neck. Alexander G. Claxton**.

Home range and territoriality suggest that venom as a weapon in slow lorises. Anna I. Nekaris, Marco Campara, Stephanie Poindexter***, Thais Queiroz, Ariana Weldon, Vincent Nijman, Muhammad A. Imron.

Christopher A. Schmitt**** is also a speaker on the panel Navigating the Intercultural Landscape of Gender-Based Harassment and Assault in Fieldwork (Thursday, 2:30-4:30pm, CC Room 20), which is co-organized by Erin E. Kane***.


Congratulations, BU Biological Anthropologists!  See you in Cleveland!