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Dr. Richard Lawler

Dr. Richard Lawler

Associate Professor of Anthropology

Office Location: Sheldon 209
Phone: (540) 568-6171
E-mail: lawlerrr (at) jmu (dot) edu
Website: http://www.propithecus-verreauxi.com

Education:

B.A. University of Illinois
M.A. Southern Illinois University
M.Phil. Yale University
Ph.D. Yale University
Post-doc. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Teaching:

Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Human Evolutionary Psychology
Human Evolution
Anthropological Genetics
Monkey Love: The Evolution of Primate Sexuality

Research:

Primate behavioral ecology, population genetics, quantitative genetics, demography, life history theory, primate locomotion, evolutionary theory

Publications:

Lawler RR (2011) Demographic concepts and research pertaining to the study of wild primate populations.  Yearbook of Physical Anthropology 53: 63-85.

DiFiore T, Lawler RR, Gagneaux P (2011) Molecular primatology.  In: CJ Campbell, A Fuentes, KC MacKinnon, M Panger, SK Bearder (eds.) Primates in Perspective (2/e) Oxford University Press, Oxford.  pp 390-416.

Wunderlich RE, Lawler RR, Williams AE.  Field and experimental approaches to the study of locomotor ontogeny in Propithecus verreauxi.  (2011) In: D’Aout, K. and Vereecke, E.E. (eds) Studying Primate Locomotion: Linking in situ and ex situ Research. New York, Springer.

Lawler RR (2011) Feeding competition, cooperation, and the causes of primate sociality: A comment on the model proposed by Sussman et al.  American Journal of Primatology 73: 84-90.

Bradley BJ, Lawler RR (2011) Linking genotypes, phenotypes and fitness in wild primate populations.  Evolutionary Anthropology 20: 109-114.

Lawler RR, Blomquist GE (2010) Multivariate selection theory in primatology: An introduction to the concepts and literature.  Open Anthropology Journal 3: 206-229

Lawler RR, (2009) Monogamy, monomorphism, and mechanisms of sexual dimorphism.  Journal of Human Evolution 57: 321-325.

Lawler RR (2008) Morphological integration and natural selection in the postcranium of wild sifaka.  American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 136: 204-213.

Lawler RR, Richard AF, Riley MA (2003) Genetic population structure of the white sifaka (Propithecus verreauxi verreauxi) in southwest Madagascar.  Molecular Ecology 12: 2307-2317.