Blythe A. Williams
Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology
I'm interested in the evolutionary relationships and ecological adaptations of primates, with particular focus on the initial diversification of the order Primates, the origin of the Anthropoidea, and the early hominoid radiation. I am also interested in the effects of climate change on the evolution of primates.
Williams, BA, Ross, CF, Frost, SR, Waddle, DM, Gabadirwe, M, and Brook, GA. "Fossil papio cranium from !Ncumtsa (Koanaka) Hills, western Ngamiland, Botswana." American Journal of Physical Anthropology 149.1 (September 2012): 1-17. Full Text
Williams, BA. "Effects of climate change on primate evolution in the Cenozoic (Accepted)." Nature Education (2012). (Academic Article)
Kirk, EC, and Williams, BA. "New adapiform primate of Old World affinities from the Devil's Graveyard Formation of Texas." Journal of Human Evolution 61.2 (2011): 156-168. Full Text
Williams, BA, Kay, RF, Kirk, EC, and Ross, CF. "Darwinius masillae is a strepsirrhine-a reply to Franzen et al. (2009)." Journal of Human Evolution 59.5 (2010): 567-573. Full Text
Williams, BA, Kay, RF, and Kirk, EC. "New Perspectives on Anthropoid Origins." Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 107 (2010): 4794-4804. (Academic Article)
Kirk, EC, and Williams, BA. "Phylogenetic relationships of late Uintan primates from the Devil's Graveyard Formation, Texas." AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (2009): 165-166.
Williams, BA, and Kirk, EC. "New Uintan primates from Texas and their implications for North American patterns of species richness during the Eocene." J Hum Evol 55.6 (December 2008): 927-941. Full Text
Bajpai, S, Kay, RF, Williams, BA, Das, DP, Kapur, VV, and Tiwari, BN. "The oldest Asian record of Anthropoidea." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 105.32 (2008): 11093-11098. Full Text
Williams, BA. "Comparing levels of homoplasy in the primate skeleton." J Hum Evol 52.5 (May 2007): 480-489. Full Text