Mammalian Evolutionary Morphology Lab

News:

  • March 2019: Maya Juman (junior, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology) received a Summer Environmental Fellowship, Tetelman Fellowship for International Research in the Sciences, and Yale College Dean’s Research Fellowship in the Sciences for her research on Skeletal Variation and Taxonomic Boundaries in Large Treeshrews (Mammalia, Scandentia)
  • March 2019: Maya Juman (junior, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology) received an American Society of Mammalogists Undergraduate Student Honorarium to present her project on Skeletal Variation among Island Populations of Large Treeshrews (Scandentia, Tupaiidae)
  • June 2018: Amanda Leiss (Anthropology) received a Sigma Xi Grant-in-Aid of Research for her project on paleoenvironmental reconstruction at Gona, Ethiopia between ~3-1 Ma
  • May 2018: Katharine Walls (senior, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology) was awarded the William R. Belknap Prize, as well as Honorable Mention for the Greg Yamanaka Senior Essay Prize for her essay A Review of the Pongo Skeletal Collection at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
  • April 2018: Amanda Leiss (Anthropology) received a Wenner-Gren Foundation Grant for her research on paleoenvironmental reconstruction at Gona, Ethiopia between ~3-1 Ma
  • April 2018: Kara Weiss (junior, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology) received a Yale College Dean’s Research Fellowship in the Sciences for her research on Functional Skeletal Morphology of the Pencil-Tailed Tree Mouse
  • April 2018: Maya Juman (sophomore, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology) received a Yale Peabody Museum/Smithsonian Institution Joint Summer Internship to study Species Boundaries among Large Treeshrews from Southeast Asia
  • December 2017: Amanda Leiss (Anthropology) received a Leakey Foundation Grant for her research on paleoenvironmental reconstruction at Gona, Ethiopia between ~3-1 Ma
  • December 2017: Katharine Walls (senior, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology) received a Silliman College Mellon Senior Research Grant for her research on A Review of the Pongo Skeletal Collection at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
  • May 2017: Ryan McRae (senior, Anthropology) was awarded the Greg Yamanaka Senior Essay Prize and the Peter and Marion Schwartz Family Foundation Prize in Biological Anthropology for his essay Growth, Trauma, and Death: a Forensic Analysis of Gorilla Skeletal Remains in the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
  • April 2017: Kara Weiss (sophomore, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology) received a Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History Summer Internship and a Yale College Dean’s Research Fellowship in the Sciences for her research on Functional Skeletal Morphology of the Pencil-Tailed Tree Mouse
  • April 2017: Agnes Galej (senior, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology) received a Mellon Undergraduate Research Grant for her research on Functional Skeletal Morphology of Australian Phalangeriformes
  • April 2017: Aimy Yu’s (2016, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology) senior essay was published in the Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History
  • November 2016: Roslyn Rivas (senior, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology) received an Ezra Stiles College Mellon Senior Research Grant for her research on Using Morphological Disparity to Explore the Mode and Tempo of Madagascar’s Lemuriform Radiation
  • April 2016: Federman et al. paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • April 2016: Agnes Galej (junior, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology) received a Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History Summer Internship and a Richter Summer Fellowship for her research on Functional Skeletal Morphology of Australian Phalangeriformes
  • March-April 2016: Katherine Nehyba (junior, Environmental Studies) received a Summer Environmental Fellowship and a Richter Summer Fellowship for her research on Ecological Niche Modeling for Treeshrews (Mammalia, Scandentia)

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