Jeroen B. SmaersAssistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Cambridge, UK, 2009
Courses will include Biostatistics.
The central focus of my work is to link macroevolutionary pathways to diversity, adaptation and function. In order to reconstruct evolutionary pathways I develop comparative methods that allow estimating variable rates for individual lineages of the tree of life. My empirical interests lie with biological traits that are of key relevance to understanding mammalian, primate and human evolution. My current work focuses on brain system evolution in primates and mammals, cranial- and postcranial mosaicism in primates, and life history evolution in mammals.