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Assistant Professor
Year Started at JMU: 2022
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Research Description

My research examines ape positional behavioral variability within the context of locomotor execution in the wild to understand the origins of ape and human anatomical form. I explore the relationship between bones and behavior through multiple avenues of investigation, including: 1) documenting ontogenetic shifts in positional behavior in wild ape populations, 2) examining postcranial variation in bone strength within and between extant hominoid taxa and 3) chronicling ecological features associated with habitat complexity, that may have influenced locomotor and morphological evolution in apes.

  • PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • MA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • BA, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
Select Publications
  • Sarringhaus L, Srivastava R and MacLatchy L (2024) The influence of multiple variables on bipedal context in wild chimpanzees: implications for the evolution of bipedality in hominins. Front. Ecol. Evol. 12:1321115. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2024.1321115
  • Sarringhaus, L., Lewton, K. L., Iqbal, S., & Carlson, K. J. (2022). Ape femoral-humeral rigidities and arboreal locomotion. American Journal of Biological Anthropology, 179(4), 624–639. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.24632.
  • Sarringhaus LA, MacLatchy LM, Mitani JC. (2014) The locomotor and postural development of wild chimpanzees. Journal of Human Evolution 66:29–38.

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