Douglas Martin Boyer

Douglas Martin Boyer

Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology


Degrees & Credentials

  • Ph.D., State University of New York, 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: Encephalic Arterial Canals and their Functional Significance awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2018 to 2020

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


Silcox, M. T., et al. “Primate origins and supraordinal relationships: Morphological evidence.” Handbook of Paleoanthropology, Second Edition, 2015, pp. 1053–81. Scopus, doi:10.1007/978-3-642-39979-4_36. Full Text

Boyer, D. M., and J. I. Bloch. “Evaluating the mitten-gliding hypothesis for paromomyidae and micromomyidae (mammalia, “Plesiadapiformes”) using comparative functional morphology of new paleogene Skeletons.” Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology, 2008, pp. 233–84. Scopus, doi:10.1007/978-1-4020-6997-0_11. Full Text

Boyer, Doug M., et al. “Response to letters to the editor concerning AJPA commentary on "data sharing in biological anthropology: Guiding principles and best practices".American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 172, no. 3, July 2020, pp. 344–46. Epmc, doi:10.1002/ajpa.24065. Full Text

Yapuncich, Gabriel S., et al. “Vertical support use and primate origins.Scientific Reports, vol. 9, no. 1, Aug. 2019, p. 12341. Epmc, doi:10.1038/s41598-019-48651-x. Full Text

Boyer, Doug M., et al. “My branch is your branch: Talar morphology correlates with relative substrate size in platyrrhines at Tiputini Biodiversity Station, Ecuador.Journal of Human Evolution, vol. 133, Aug. 2019, pp. 23–31. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jhevol.2019.05.012. Full Text

Harrington, Arianna R., et al. “Carotid foramen size in the human skull tracks developmental changes in cerebral blood flow and brain metabolism.American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 169, no. 1, May 2019, pp. 161–69. Epmc, doi:10.1002/ajpa.23809. Full Text

Shan, S., et al. “ariaDNE: A robustly implemented algorithm for Dirichlet energy of the normal.” Methods in Ecology and Evolution, vol. 10, no. 4, Apr. 2019, pp. 541–52. Scopus, doi:10.1111/2041-210X.13148. Full Text

Yapuncich, Gabriel S., et al. “A digital collection of rare and endangered lemurs and other primates from the Duke Lemur Center.Plos One, vol. 14, no. 11, Jan. 2019, p. e0219411. Epmc, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0219411. Full Text

Boyer, Doug M., et al. “Oldest evidence for grooming claws in euprimates.Journal of Human Evolution, vol. 122, Sept. 2018, pp. 1–22. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jhevol.2018.03.010. Full Text

Gao, Tingran, et al. “Development and Assessment of Fully Automated and Globally Transitive Geometric Morphometric Methods, With Application to a Biological Comparative Dataset With High Interspecific Variation.Anatomical Record (Hoboken, N.J. : 2007), vol. 301, no. 4, Apr. 2018, pp. 636–58. Epmc, doi:10.1002/ar.23700. Full Text Open Access Copy

Seiffert, E. R., et al. “New adapiform primate fossils from the late Eocene of Egypt.” Historical Biology, vol. 30, no. 1–2, Feb. 2018, pp. 204–26. Scopus, doi:10.1080/08912963.2017.1306522. Full Text

Boyer, Doug M., and Arianna R. Harrington. “Scaling of bony canals for encephalic vessels in euarchontans: Implications for the role of the vertebral artery and brain metabolism.Journal of Human Evolution, vol. 114, Jan. 2018, pp. 85–101. Epmc, doi:10.1016/j.jhevol.2017.09.003. Full Text


Lyu, Ilwoo, et al. “Group-wise Shape Correspondence of Variable and Complex Objects.Proceedings of Spie  the International Society for Optical Engineering, vol. 10574, 2018. Epmc, doi:10.1117/12.2293273. Full Text

Winchester, Julia M., et al. “Dental topography of platyrrhines and prosimians: convergence and contrasts.American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 153, no. 1, 2014, pp. 29–44. Epmc, doi:10.1002/ajpa.22398. Full Text