MEDIA COVERAGE

Jul 2021

Quoted in “The Hairy Origins of Our Sweat Glands” - by Sarah Everts in Science Friday

https://www.sciencefriday.com/articles/sweat-glands-evolution/

 

Oct 2020

Quoted in “Fact-checking On The Rocks’ dubious dad wisdom” – by Sydney Gore in A24 Films Notes

https://a24films.com/notes/2020/10/fact-checking-on-the-rocks-dubious-dad-wisdom

Aug 2020

“Chimp off the old block: For chimpanzees, grey hair is not a sign of ageing” – The Focus

https://www.thefocus.news/tech/chimp-off-the-old-block-for-chimpanzees-grey-hair-is-not-a-sign-of-ageing/

 

Jul 2020

“A Chimp's Gray Hair Doesn't Have Much to Do With Age” – Treehugger

https://www.treehugger.com/new-research-suggests-you-cant-tell-a-chimp-s-age-by-counting-gray-hairs-5071573

 

Jul 2020

“Les cheveux gris ne sont pas un signe de vieillissement chez les chimpanzés” (Gray hair is not a sign of aging in chimpanzees) – Yahoo News France

https://fr.news.yahoo.com/cheveux-gris-ne-signe-vieillissement-100000651.html

 

Jul 2020

“Chimpansee met veel grijze haren hoeft niet per se heel oud te zijn” (Chimpanzees with a lot of gray hair do not necessarily have to be very old) – Scientias, The Netherlands

https://www.scientias.nl/chimpansee-met-veel-grijze-haren-hoeft-niet-per-se-heel-oud-te-zijn/

Jan 2020

“Connecting the prehistoric past to the global future” – National Science Foundation Research News

https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=299788&org=NSF&from=news

 

Dec 2019

“New research finds the ‘ancient past’ matters as much as present climate and human impacts in explaining global biodiversity patterns” - UMass News & Media Relations; Front page of www.umass.edu

https://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/new-research-finds-%E2%80%98ancient-past%E2%80%99-matters

 

Dec 2019

“Connecting the prehistoric past to the global future” - EurekAlert!

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-12/asu-ctp121319.php

 

Jul 2019

Quoted in and research featured in “Cool down with the slick science of sweat” - by Katherine Wu in NOVA PBS

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/science-of-sweat/

 

Sep 2018

Quoted in “Human gene mutation may have paved the way for long-distance running” – by Meilan Solly in Smithsonian

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/human-gene-mutation-may-have-paved-way-long-distance-running-180970318/

 

Sep 2018

Quoted in “This broken gene may have turned our ancestors into marathoners—and helped humans conquer the world” – by Elizabeth Pennisi in Science

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/09/broken-gene-may-have-turned-our-ancestors-marathoners-and-helped-humans-conquer-world

 

Summer 2018

“Gonna make you sweat” - UMass, the Magazine of the University of Massachusetts Amherst

http://www.umass.edu/magazine/summer-2018/inquiring-minds

 

Mar 2018

“New study from UMass Amherst anthropologists examines the evolution of mammalian perspiration” - UMass News & Media Relations; Front page of www.umass.edu

http://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/new-study-umass-amherst-anthropologist-0

Dec 2017

“Kamilar appointed Editor-in-Chief of Evolutionary Anthropology” - Inside UMass

http://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/kamilar-appointed-editor-chief

 

Nov 2016

“New anthropology findings at UMass” - The Recorder

http://www.recorder.com/UMass-anthro-research-5388379

 

Oct 2016

“Anthropologist finds past climates more important to species’ distribution than modern climate” – Inside UMass

http://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/new-study-umass-amherst-anthropologist

 

Oct 2016

“Past climate linked to mammal communities in Africa today” – Archaeology News Network

https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2016/10/past-climate-linked-to-mammal.html

 

Oct 2016

“Past climate linked to mammal communities today” - EurekAlert!

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-10/asu-pcl100316.php

 

Oct 2016

“Past climate, not current changes, key to some mammal communities” – ClimateWire

http://www.eenews.net/climatewire/2016/10/05/stories/1060043850

 

Dec 2013

“Humans and chimps share cultural roots, study says” – Los Angeles Times

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-the-original-culture-vulture-chimps-and-humans-share-behavior-roots-20131209,0,5582446.story

Dec 2013

“Researchers find that cultural evolution is similar for humans and chimpanzees” – Arizona State University News

https://asunews.asu.edu/20131210-cultural-evolution

 

Dec 2013

“Kultur: Wissen verbreitet sich bei Schimpanse und Mensch gleich” (Culture: knowledge spreads equally in chimpanzees and humans) - Der Spiegel Online

http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/kultur-wissen-verbreitet-sich-bei-schimpanse-und-mensch-gleich-a-938056.html

 

Dec 2013

“Kultur gibt's auch im Affenreich” (Culture is also in the ape kingdom) – German Public Broadcasting WDR5 Leonardo

http://www1.wdr.de/mediathek/audio/wdr5/wdr5-leonardo/audio-kultur-gibts-auch-im-affenreich---abgucken-und-nachmachen--100.html

 

Dec 2013

“Alle origini della capacità di evoluzione culturale” (The origins of the capacity of cultural evolution) - Scientific American Italian Edition

http://www.lescienze.it/news/2013/12/10/news/ evoluzione_cultura_contagio_sociale_uomo_scimpanz_orango-1922868/

 

Oct 2013

Quoted in “Afraid of snakes? Your pulvinar may be to blame” – by Carl Zimmer in the New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/31/science/afraid-of-snakes-your-pulvinar-may-be-to-blame.html

 

Feb 2013

“The nocturnal mammalian eye” – Academic Minute on Northeast Public Radio

http://www.wamc.org/post/dr-chris-kirk-university-texas-austin-nocturnal-mammalian-eye

Dec 2012

“Did trichromatic color vision and red hair color co-evolve in primates?” – Featured article on the American Society of Primatologists website

http://www.asp.org/index.cfm

 

Oct 2012

“New study shows effects of prehistoric nocturnal life on mammalian vision” – Science Daily

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121031161025.htm

 

Feb 2012

“The debate over dinosaur sight” – Smithsonian Magazine’s Dinosaur Tracking Blog

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/dinosaur/2012/02/the-debate-over-dinosaur-sight/

 

Aug 2011

Quoted in “The cultured chimpanzees” – by Gayathri Vaidyanathan in Nature

http://www.nature.com/news/2011/110817/full/476266a.html

 

Jun 2011

“Snake-spotting theory brings primate vision into focus” – Smithsonian Magazine, Surprising Science Blog

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2011/06/snake-spotting-theory-brings-primate-vision-into-focus/

 

Mar 2011

“Can you see the monkey up there” - Dr. Jerry Coyne’s (U. Chicago) blog associated with his book, Why Evolution is True

http://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2011/03/12/can-you-see-that-monkey-up-there/

 

Dec 2008

“More walking leads to more offspring” - United Press International

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2008/12/24/More-walking-leads-to-more-offspring/UPI-86351230159944/

 

Dec 2008

“Increased daily travel in animals leads to more offspring” - Newswise

http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/547711/