Alexis S Uluutku
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Areas of Expertise
Anatomy, Osteology, Morphological Systematics, Paleoecology
Program: Human Paleobiology Ph.D (Skeletal biology and paleoecology of Paranthropus boisei)
Year of Entry: Fall 2019
Advisor: Dr. Bernard Wood
Alexis Uluutku is interested in the effects of competition between early Homo and Paranthropus in eastern Africa during the Pleistocene. Specifically, she uses geometric morphometrics to test for sympatry and morphological change through time as they relate to ecological niche incumbency and character displacement.
Alexis Uluutku is trained in 2D and 3D geometric morphometrics as well as comparative evolutionary anatomy.
B.S. Evolutionary Biology 2019 University of Iowa
B.S. Biological Anthropology 2019 University of Iowa
Wood, B., & Williams, A. (2020). Meet your exotic, extinct close relative: For a million years our ancestors in eastern Africa lived alongside creatures so peculiar that scientists today still struggle to make sense of them. American Scientist, 108(6), 348-356.