Luke D. Fannin

Ecology, Evolution, Environment & Society (EEES) Graduate Student

I am a biological anthropologist and functional morphologist with interests in how the properties of food items (including isotopic, mechanical, sensory, and temporal) inform us of the ways diet has shaped primate evolution. I am particularly interested in how diet has influenced the evolution of foraging strategies, habitat use, and skeletal morphology. I focus on living primate species and communities but apply my findings to interpreting behavior and ecology in the non-human primate and hominin fossil records.


Selected Publications

  • Dominy NJ, Fannin LD (2021). The sluggard has no locusts: from persistent pest to irresistible icon. People and Nature 3:542-549. (doi: 10.1002/pan3.10198)