Benjamin M. Auerbach

UT Knoxville

Department of Anthropology
University of Tennessee
1621 Cumberland Avenue
Strong Hall rm 502A
Knoxville, TN 37996

My research interests focus on the application of quantitative genetics and functional anatomy to understand the evolution of traits in mammals, especially primates and Australian marsupials. My work focuses on morphological variation, including: the evolution of trait complexes; variation in body size, form, & proportions; functional anatomy; asymmetry; & morphological integration. I examine these properties in relation to environmental factors, namely climate and subsistence, within the context of quantitative evolutionary models of population structure & natural selection