Douglas Martin Boyer

Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Anthropology


Degrees & Credentials

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

Selected Grants

Digital evolutionary morphology of the primate dentition awarded by L.S.B. Leakey Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2013 to 2014


Harrington, AR, Silcox, MT, Yapuncich, GS, Boyer, DM, and Bloch, JI. "First virtual endocasts of adapiform primates." Journal of human evolution 99 (October 2016): 52-78. Full Text

Boyer, DM, Kirk, EC, Silcox, MT, Gunnell, GF, Gilbert, CC, Yapuncich, GS, Allen, KL, Welch, E, Bloch, JI, Gonzales, LA, Kay, RF, and Seiffert, ER. "Internal carotid arterial canal size and scaling in Euarchonta: Re-assessing implications for arterial patency and phylogenetic relationships in early fossil primates." Journal of human evolution 97 (August 2016): 123-144. Full Text Open Access Copy

Prufrock, KA, López-Torres, S, Silcox, MT, and Boyer, DM. "Surfaces and spaces: troubleshooting the study of dietary niche space overlap between North American stem primates and rodents." Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties 4.2 (June 1, 2016): 024005-024005. Full Text

Marigó, J, Roig, I, Seiffert, ER, Moyà-Solà, S, and Boyer, DM. "Astragalar and calcaneal morphology of the middle Eocene primate Anchomomys frontanyensis (Anchomomyini): Implications for early primate evolution." Journal of human evolution 91 (February 2016): 122-143. Full Text

Copes, LE, Lucas, LM, Thostenson, JO, Hoekstra, HE, and Boyer, DM. "A collection of non-human primate computed tomography scans housed in MorphoSource, a repository for 3D data." Scientific data 3 (January 2016): 160001-. Full Text

Patel, BA, Wallace, IJ, Boyer, DM, Granatosky, MC, Larson, SG, and Stern, JT. "Distinct functional roles of primate grasping hands and feet during arboreal quadrupedal locomotion." Journal of human evolution 88 (November 2015): 79-84. Full Text

Boyer, DM, Winchester, JM, Glynn, C, and Puente, J. "Detailed Anatomical Orientations for Certain Types of Morphometric Measurements Can Be Determined Automatically With Geometric Algorithms." Anatomical record (Hoboken, N.J. : 2007) 298.11 (November 2015): 1816-1823. Full Text

Yapuncich, GS, Gladman, JT, and Boyer, DM. "Predicting euarchontan body mass: A comparison of tarsal and dental variables." American journal of physical anthropology 157.3 (July 2015): 472-506. Full Text

Boyer, DM, Yapuncich, GS, Butler, JE, Dunn, RH, and Seiffert, ER. "Evolution of postural diversity in primates as reflected by the size and shape of the medial tibial facet of the talus." American journal of physical anthropology 157.1 (May 2015): 134-177. Full Text