Douglas Martin Boyer

Douglas Martin Boyer

Associate Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology


Degrees & Credentials

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

Selected Grants

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

Digital Evolutionary Morphology of the Primate Astragalo-Calcaneal Complex awarded by National Science Foundation (Principal Investigator). 2012 to 2014

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


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 Open Access Copy

St Clair, EM, and Boyer, DM. "Lower molar shape and size in prosimian and platyrrhine primates." American journal of physical anthropology 161.2 (October 2016): 237-258. Full Text

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

Prufrock, KA, Boyer, DM, and Silcox, MT. "The first major primate extinction: An evaluation of paleoecological dynamics of North American stem primates using a homology free measure of tooth shape." American journal of physical anthropology 159.4 (April 2016): 683-697. 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