Douglas Martin Boyer

Douglas Martin Boyer

Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Anthropology


Degrees & Credentials

  • Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook 2009

Selected Grants

Collaborative Research: Digitization TCN: oVert: Open Exploration of Vertebrate Diversity in 3D awarded by University of Florida (Principal Investigator). 2017 to 2021

Doctoral Dissertation Research: Descent Locomotion Behavior in Primates awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2020

Collaborative Research: Lagerstatten for Eocene Primates in North America awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2014 to 2017

Eocene-Oligocene primate evolution and climate change in the Fayum Depression, northern Egypt awarded by State University of New York - Stoney Brook (Principal Investigator). 2015 to 2016

Primate dental topographic and geometric morphology awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2012 to 2015

Biogeography of Paleogene Vertebrates from Indonesia awarded by National Geographic Society (Participants). 2014 to 2015


Silcox, MT, Sargis, EJ, Bloch, JI, and Boyer, DM. "Primate origins and supraordinal relationships: Morphological evidence." Handbook of Paleoanthropology, Second Edition. January 1, 2015. 1053-1081. Full Text

Boyer, DM, Toussaint, S, and Godinot, M. "Postcrania of the most primitive euprimate and implications for primate origins." Journal of human evolution 111 (October 2017): 202-215. Full Text

Seiffert, ER, Boyer, DM, Fleagle, JG, Gunnell, GF, Heesy, CP, Perry, JMG, and Sallam, HM. "New adapiform primate fossils from the late Eocene of Egypt." Historical Biology (July 19, 2017): 1-23. Full Text

Vitek, NS, Manz, CL, Gao, T, Bloch, JI, Strait, SG, and Boyer, DM. "Semi-supervised determination of pseudocryptic morphotypes using observer-free characterizations of anatomical alignment and shape." Ecology and Evolution 7.14 (July 2017): 5041-5055. Full Text

Wallace, IJ, Winchester, JM, Su, A, Boyer, DM, and Konow, N. "Physical activity alters limb bone structure but not entheseal morphology." Journal of human evolution 107 (June 2017): 14-18. Full Text

Davies, TG, Rahman, IA, Lautenschlager, S, Cunningham, JA, Asher, RJ, Barrett, PM, Bates, KT, Bengtson, S, Benson, RBJ, Boyer, DM, Braga, J, Bright, JA, Claessens, LPAM, Cox, PG, Dong, X-P, Evans, AR, Falkingham, PL, Friedman, M, Garwood, RJ, Goswami, A, Hutchinson, JR, Jeffery, NS, Johanson, Z, Lebrun, R, Martínez-Pérez, C, Marugán-Lobón, J, O'Higgins, PM, Metscher, B, Orliac, M, Rowe, TB, Rücklin, M, Sánchez-Villagra, MR, Shubin, NH, Smith, SY, Starck, JM, Stringer, C, Summers, AP, and Sutton, MD et al. "Open data and digital morphology." Proceedings. Biological sciences 284.1852 (April 12, 2017). (Review) Full Text

Silcox, MT, Bloch, JI, Boyer, DM, Chester, SGB, and López-Torres, S. "The evolutionary radiation of plesiadapiforms." Evolutionary anthropology 26.2 (April 2017): 74-94. Full Text

Pampush, JD, Winchester, JM, Morse, PE, Vining, AQ, Boyer, DM, and Kay, RF. "Introducing molaR: a New R Package for Quantitative Topographic Analysis of Teeth (and Other Topographic Surfaces)." Journal of Mammalian Evolution 23.4 (December 2016): 397-412. Full Text Open Access Copy

Pampush, JD, Spradley, JP, Morse, PE, Harrington, AR, Allen, KL, Boyer, DM, and Kay, RF. "Wear and its effects on dental topography measures in howling monkeys (Alouatta palliata)." American journal of physical anthropology 161.4 (December 2016): 705-721. Full Text Open Access Copy

Fulwood, EL, Boyer, DM, and Kay, RF. "Stem members of Platyrrhini are distinct from catarrhines in at least one derived cranial feature." Journal of human evolution 100 (November 2016): 16-24. Full Text


Winchester, JM, Boyer, DM, St Clair, EM, Gosselin-Ildari, AD, Cooke, SB, and Ledogar, JA. "Dental topography of platyrrhines and prosimians: convergence and contrasts." January 2014. Full Text