Dr Todd R YokleyAnthropology
CAMPUS BOX 028
Central Classroom 106R
Personal Biography Statement
Dr. Yokley is a biological anthropologist 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.
Holton NE, Yokley TR, Froehle AW, and Southard TE. (2014). Ontogenetic scaling of the human nose in a longitudinal sample: Implications for genus Homo facial evolution. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 153, 52-60. Link to Article
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