Professional Service



Series Editor, Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology Book Series, Springer (2009-present)





Editorial Board, Journal of Mammalian Evolution (2002-2010, 2021-present)





Editorial Board, Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History (2009-present)





Director, Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies (2021-present)




Member, IUCN Species Survival Commission Small Mammal Specialist Group (2024)


Chair of Steering Committee, Madagascar Lemur (Sifaka) Database (2014-present)

National Science Foundation Panels: Biodiversity Surveys and Inventories, Systematic Biology and Biodiversity Inventories Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grants

External Reviewer:

Grants: American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grants, American Philosophical Society Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research, German Research Foundation (DFG), Leakey Foundation, Mitacs Accelerate, National Science Foundation (Biodiversity Surveys and Inventories, Physical Anthropology), PSC-CUNY

Journals: Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, Acta Zoologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, Acta Zoologica Bulgarica, Alcheringa: Australasian Journal of Palaeontology, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, American Journal of Primatology, American Museum Novitates, Annals of the Carnegie Museum, Belgian Journal of Zoology, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Biological Reviews, Biology Letters, BMC Evolutionary Biology, Canadian Journal of Zoology, Cladistics, Current Biology, Evolutionary Anthropology, Fieldiana: Zoology, Geobios, Historical Biology, International Journal of Primatology, Journal of Anatomy, Journal of Biogeography, Journal of Human Evolution, Journal of Mammalian Evolution, Journal of Mammalogy, Journal of Morphology, Journal of Paleontology, Journal of Tropical Ecology, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, Journal of Zoology, Mammalia, Mammalian Biology, Molecular Biology and Evolution, Molecular Ecology, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Nature, Nature Ecology & Evolution, Nature Education Knowledge Project, Naturwissenschaften, Northeastern Naturalist, Palaeontologia Electronica, Palaeontology, PaleoAnthropology, Paleobiology, PeerJ, PLoS ONE, Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Royal Society Open Science, Science, Scientific Reports, Systematics and Biodiversity, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, Zoological Science, Zootaxa

Book chapters: Cenozoic Mammals of Africa edited by L. Werdelin and W.J. Sanders, Phylonyms: A Companion to the PhyloCode edited by K de Queiroz, PD Cantino, and JA Gauthier, Primate Origins: Adaptations and Evolution edited by M.J. Ravosa and M. Dagosto

Book proposal: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers

Treasurer, Society for the Study of Mammalian Evolution (2002-2007)

Book Review Editor, Journal of Mammalian Evolution (2004-2009)

Associate Editor, Journal of Mammalian Evolution (2010-2020)

Associate Editor, Journal of Human Evolution (2008-2010)

Editorial Advisory Board, Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology Book Series, Springer (2008)

Authenticator, The Human Story, DK Publishing (2011)

Steering Committee, Program in Spatial Biodiversity Science and Conservation (2012-2016)

Steering Committee, Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies (2019-2021)

Member, Yale Social Sciences Area and Tenure & Appointments Committee (Spring 2018-2020)