This PhD studentship is being funded by the Anatomical Society. It is a 3-year studentship with fees paid for a UK student and a stipend of £14,777 per year.
Halsey LG, Coward SRL, Crompton RH and Thorpe SKS (2017). Practise makes perfect: performance optimisation in ‘arboreal’ parkour athletes illuminates the evolutionary ecology of great ape anatomy. Journal of Human Evolution 103: 45-52.
Johannsen L, Coward SRL, Martin GR, Wing AM, van Casteren A, Sellers WI, Ennos AR, Crompton RH and Thorpe SKS (2017). Human bipedal instability in tree canopy environments is reduced by “light touch” fingertip support. Scientific Reports 7: 1135, DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-01265-7.
Kivell TL., Kibii JM., Churchill SE., Schmid P. and Berger LR. (2011). Australopithecus sediba hand. Science 333: 1411–1417.
Neufuss J, Hesse B, Thorpe SKS, Vereecke EE, D’Aout K, and Schilling N (2014). Fibre type composition in the lumbar perivertebral muscles of primates: Implications for the evolution of apes. Journal of Anatomy 224:113-131
Thorpe SKS and Crompton RH (2006). Orangutan Positional Behavior and the Nature of Arboreal Locomotion in Hominoidea. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 401:384–401.
Venkataraman VV, Kraft TS and Dominy NJ. (2013). Tree climbing and human evolution. Proceedings of the National Acadamy of Science. U. S. A. 110: 1237–1242.
FTE Category A staff submitted: 42.80
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