Justin Ledogar

Justin Ledogar

Assistant Research Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology

Internal office address: 
130 Science Drive, Rm 103B, Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Overview

I am a biological anthropologist who studies the functional morphology and evolution of the craniofacial complex and teeth in primates. My primary research interests focus on understanding the feeding biomechanics and dietary adaptations of fossil hominins and extant primate species, including modern humans.

Degrees & Credentials

  • Ph.D., State University of New York, Albany 2015

Fellowships, Supported Research, & Other Grants

Professional Development Grant awarded by American Association of Physical Anthropology (2017)

Ledogar, Justin A., et al. “The Biomechanics of Bony Facial "Buttresses" in South African Australopiths: An Experimental Study Using Finite Element Analysis.Anatomical Record (Hoboken, N.J. : 2007), vol. 300, no. 1, Jan. 2017, pp. 171–95. Epmc, doi:10.1002/ar.23492. Full Text

Prado, Felippe Bevilacqua, et al. “Review of In Vivo Bone Strain Studies and Finite Element Models of the Zygomatic Complex in Humans and Nonhuman Primates: Implications for Clinical Research and Practice.Anatomical Record (Hoboken, N.J. : 2007), vol. 299, no. 12, Dec. 2016, pp. 1753–78. Epmc, doi:10.1002/ar.23486. Full Text

Pryor McIntosh, Leslie, et al. “Internal Bone Architecture in the Zygoma of Human and Pan.Anatomical Record (Hoboken, N.J. : 2007), vol. 299, no. 12, Dec. 2016, pp. 1704–17. Epmc, doi:10.1002/ar.23499. Full Text

Ledogar, Justin A., et al. “Human feeding biomechanics: performance, variation, and functional constraints.Peerj, vol. 4, Jan. 2016, p. e2242. Epmc, doi:10.7717/peerj.2242. Full Text

Ledogar, Justin A., et al. “Mechanical evidence that Australopithecus sediba was limited in its ability to eat hard foods.Nature Communications, vol. 7, Jan. 2016, p. 10596. Epmc, doi:10.1038/ncomms10596. Full Text

Smith, Amanda L., et al. “The feeding biomechanics and dietary ecology of Paranthropus boisei.Anatomical Record (Hoboken, N.J. : 2007), vol. 298, no. 1, Jan. 2015, pp. 145–67. Epmc, doi:10.1002/ar.23073. Full Text

Smith, Amanda L., et al. “Biomechanical implications of intraspecific shape variation in chimpanzee crania: moving toward an integration of geometric morphometrics and finite element analysis.Anatomical Record (Hoboken, N.J. : 2007), vol. 298, no. 1, Jan. 2015, pp. 122–44. Epmc, doi:10.1002/ar.23074. Full Text

Strait, David S., et al. “Viewpoints: diet and dietary adaptations in early hominins: the hard food perspective.American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 151, no. 3, July 2013, pp. 339–55. Epmc, doi:10.1002/ajpa.22285. Full Text

Ledogar, J. A., et al. “Erratum: Diet and dental topography in pitheciine seed predators (American Journal of Physical Anthropology (2013) 150 (107-121)).” American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 151, no. 1, May 2013, p. 169. Scopus, doi:10.1002/ajpa.22257. Full Text

Ledogar, Justin A., et al. “Diet and dental topography in pitheciine seed predators.American Journal of Physical Anthropology, vol. 150, no. 1, Jan. 2013, pp. 107–21. Epmc, doi:10.1002/ajpa.22181. Full Text

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