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Brains x Behaviour and how to link them across millions of years

Speaker: Dr Jeroen Smaers, UCL





Dr Jeroen Smaers: the central focus of my work is to link macroevolutionary pathways to diversity, adaptation and function. In order to reconstruct evolutionary pathways I develop novel comparative methods based on Adaptive Peak models of evolution and apply them to biological traits that are of key relevance to understanding mammalian, primate and human evolution. My current work focuses on brain system evolution in primates and mammals, cranial- and postcranial mosaicism in primates, and life history evolution in mammals. Dr Smaers is based at the Department of Anthropology at UCL. For a list of publications click here.

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