Dr Todd R YokleyAnthropology
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Personal Biography Statement
Dr. Yokley is a paleoanthropologist whose research involves analyzing how climate and other selective pressures have shaped human evolution. To date, he has concentrated primarily on variation in the nose and nasal passages, which he has measured through a combination of traditional skeletal measurements and soft-tissue measurements derived from clinical CT scans. This research has revealed a pattern of variation in human nasal passage structure that appears to reflect selection for more efficient heat and moisture exchange under certain environmental conditions. Dr. Yokley is also interested in broader issues such as bioenergetics of past human populations, the emergence of modern humans, and climatic adaptation among non-human mammals.
Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology and Anatomy, 2006, Duke University.
Froehle AW, Yokley TR, and Churchill SE (2013). Energetics and the origin of modern humans. In: Smith FH and Ahern JCM, editors. The Origins of Modern Humans: Biology Reconsidered, Second Edition. Hoboken: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 285-320.
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