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Dr Mark Grabowski

Dr Mark Grabowski

Telephone: 0151 231 2614

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Biography

Dr. Mark Grabowski is a biological anthropologist and paleoanthropoloigist whose research focuses on the evolution of body size in the human lineage and how changes in size both reflect and drive major adaptive transitions in hominin morphology, physiology, and behavior. His research integrates paleoanthropology and functional anatomy with evolutionary biology – through quantitative genetics, evolutionary modeling, and phylogenetic comparative methods. Overall research interests include human evolution, evolutionary morphology, particularly hominin and primate brain and body evolution and pelvic evolution, quantitative methods, theoretical evolutionary biology, and the origins of our genus.

Degrees

University of Illinois, United States, PhD

Academic appointments

Lecturer In Evolutionary Anthropology, Liverpool John Moores University, 2018 - present
Visiting Assistant Professor, Paleoanthropology, Senckenberg Centre for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment, University of Tübingen, 2017 - 2018
Guest Researcher, Centre for Ecology and Evolutionary Synthesis, Department of Biosciences, University of Oslo, 2015 - present
Resource Faculty, Center for the Advanced Study of Human Paleobiology, George Washington University, 2014 - present

Postgraduate training

James Arthur Postdoctoral Fellow, United States, American Museum of Natural History, 2015 - 2017
Fulbright Scholar, Norway, University of Oslo, 2014 - 2015
Postdoctoral Scientist, United States, George Washington University, 2012 - 2014

Publications

Journal article

Grabowski M, Hatala KG, Jungers WL. 2018. Body mass estimates of the earliest possible hominins and implications for the last common ancestor Journal of Human Evolution, 122 :84-92 >DOI

Grabowski M, Jungers WL. 2017. Evidence of a chimpanzee-sized ancestor of humans but a gibbon-sized ancestor of apes NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 8 >DOI >Link

Grabowski M, Porto A. 2017. How many more? Sample size determination in studies of morphological integration and evolvability METHODS IN ECOLOGY AND EVOLUTION, 8 :592-603 >DOI >Link

Grabowski M, Voje KL, Hansen TF. 2016. Evolutionary modeling and correcting for observation error support a 3/5 brain-body allometry for primates JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION, 94 :106-116 >DOI >Link

Grabowski M. 2016. Bigger Brains Led to Bigger Bodies? The Correlated Evolution of Human Brain and Body Size CURRENT ANTHROPOLOGY, 57 :174-185 >DOI >Link

Jungers WL, Grabowski M, Hatala KG, Richmond BG. 2016. The evolution of body size and shape in the human career PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY B-BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, 371 >DOI >Link

Zipkin AM, Hanchar JM, Brooks AS, Grabowski MW, Thompson JC, Gomani-Chindebvu E. 2015. OCHRE FINGERPRINTS: DISTINGUISHING AMONG MALAWIAN MINERAL PIGMENT SOURCES WITH HOMOGENIZED OCHRE CHIP LA-ICPMS ARCHAEOMETRY, 57 :297-317 >DOI >Link

Grabowski M, Roseman CC. 2015. Complex and changing patterns of natural selection explain the evolution of the human hip JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION, 85 :94-110 >DOI >Link

Grabowski M, Hatala KG, Jungers WL, Richmond BG. 2015. Body mass estimates of hominin fossils and the evolution of human body size JOURNAL OF HUMAN EVOLUTION, 85 :75-93 >DOI >Link

Hopkins WD, Meguerditchian A, Coulon O, Bogart S, Mangin J-F, Sherwood CC, Grabowski MW, Bennett AJ, Pierre PJ, Fears S, Woods R, Hof PR, Vauclair J. 2014. Evolution of the Central Sulcus Morphology in Primates BRAIN BEHAVIOR AND EVOLUTION, 84 :19-30 >DOI >Link

Grabowski MW. 2013. Hominin Obstetrics and the Evolution of Constraints EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, 40 :57-75 >DOI >Link

Grabowski MW, Polk JD, Roseman CC. 2011. DIVERGENT PATTERNS OF INTEGRATION AND REDUCED CONSTRAINT IN THE HUMAN HIP AND THE ORIGINS OF BIPEDALISM EVOLUTION, 65 :1336-1356 >DOI >Link

Chapters

Wood B, Grabowski M. 2015. Macroevolution in and around the hominin clade Macroevolution Explanation, Interpretation and Evidence :345-376 Springer 9783319150451

Engagement & Impact

Editorial boards:

Journal of Human Evolution, Associate Editor