The 82nd Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists (2013)


Session 17. Food materials testing and its relevance for primate biology. Invited Poster Symposium. Chair: Erin Vogel, Nayuta Yamashita and Barth Wright

Thursday Afternoon, 200DE Add to calendar

Research on the mechanical properties of primate foods was initiated by the late Dr. Warren Kinzey in the 1970’s, but received further impetus in the 1990’s from the introduction of portable mechanical devices such as the Darvell HKU tester. Data from these studies have been directed to research questions on topics asdiverse as dietary selection, cranio-dental morphology, and social behavior. The results have indicated the mechanical diversity of foods that primates consume and demonstrated how important quantification is for answering these questions. In this symposium, we bring together researchers who have both developed and used some of these methods to try to understand the relationship between the diet, morphology and socioecology of primates. We conclude the symposium with a meta-analysis of the current dataset in relation to primate cranio-dental variation. Such a synthesis is essential for better understanding of the functional significance of variation in cranio-dental morphology within the hominid lineage.

1 Add to calendar New developments in field mechanics. Peter W. Lucas.
2 Add to calendar How hard can it be? Exploring the feeding ecology of sakis. Marilyn A. Norconk.
3 Add to calendar Finite element model of the Cebus mandible under different loading conditions. Callum F. Ross, Laura B. Porro, Courtney Orsbon, Thomas Stewart, Andrea B. Taylor, Jose Iriarte-Diaz.
4 Add to calendar Applying Extreme Value Analysis in assessing the material properties of the most challenging foods consumed by primates . Barth W. Wright, Christopher J. Vinyard, Nayuta Yamashita, Erin R. Vogel.
5 Add to calendar Mechanical food properties and tooth wear differentiate three populations of Lemur catta in southwest Madagascar. Nayuta Yamashita, Frank P. Cuozzo, Michelle L. Sauther, Peter S. Ungar, Andrea Riemenschneider, Emily Fitzgerald.
6 Add to calendar Tough and then some: New directions for a growing Food Science in primatology. Christopher J. Vinyard, Cynthia L. Thompson, Paige J. Luck, E. Allen. Foegeding.
7 Add to calendar Co-variation between dietary toughness, chewing efficiency, and dental wear in a wild population of geladas. Vivek V. Venkataraman, Halszka Glowacka, Julia Fritz, Marcus Clauss, Peter J. Fashing, Nga Nguyen, Chalachew Seyoum, Nathaniel J. Dominy.
8 Add to calendar Developmental perspectives on feeding in wild tufted capuchins (Cebus libidinosus). Janine Chalk, Barth W. Wright, Erin R. Vogel, Peter W. Lucas.
9 Add to calendar Dietary toughness constrains juvenile feeding efficiency in Phayre's leaf monkeys (Trachypithecus phayrei crepusculus). Kerry Ossi-Lupo, Andreas Koenig.
10 Add to calendar Mechanical properties of Pentaclethera macrophylla seed pods and ingestive strategies of the western pied colobus monkey (Colobus polykomos). David J. Daegling, William S. McGraw, Brittany R. Burrows, James D. Pampush, DiÃacro G. Bertin, Ferdinand Ouro.
11 Add to calendar Membrane-plate transition in leaf development may influence feeding by Southern Muriquis (Brachyteles arachnoides, ATELIDAE, PRIMATES). Mauricio G. Talebi, Enrico A. Sala, P W. Lucas.
12 Add to calendar Do food material properties predict jaw and tooth morphology in primates?. Erin R. Vogel, Susan Coiner-collier, Robert S. Scott, Janine Chalk, Paul Constantino, Halszka Glowacka, Laura Loyola, Kerry Ossi-lupo, Melissa Raguet-schofield, Mauricio Talebi, Christopher J. Vinyard, Barth W. Wright, Nayuta Yamashita, Nathaniel J. Dominy, Peter W. Lucas.
13 Add to calendar Influence of food material properties and cooking on meat-eating performance in humans. Zilin Zhou, Devin Ward, Darshana Shapiro, Sarah Hlubik, Kate L. De Rosa, Daniel J. Hoffman, Erin R. Vogel, Robert S. Scott.
14 Add to calendar Hominin hard object feeding as inferred from dental chipping analysis. Paul J. Constantino, Alex Edelmann.
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