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College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific

Scott Lab

 

Primate trophic adaptation, trait evolution, and diversification

 

The Scott Lab investigates questions related to the evolution of the primate chewing apparatus and the factors that have shaped primate biodiversity. Current lab projects are aimed at understanding the interplay between ecology, anatomy, and diversification in living primates. The results of these studies provide a framework for reconstructing primate evolutionary history and inferring feeding adaptations in extinct primates, including fossil members of our own lineage.