Jerred Schafer

Education:
Ph.D. Anthropology, University at Albany - SUNY [In Progress]
M.A. Anthropology, University at Albany - SUNY, 2017
B.A. Anthropology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2013

Contact:
jkschafer@albany.edu

Research Interests:
Primate Ecology, Biogeography, Life History

Area of Study / Field site:
Madagascar, Africa

Academic Advisor & Subfield:
Dr. Adam Gordon; Biological Anthropology

CV Link

I study interspecific patterns of life history variation within both extant and extinct Malagasy lemurs. This includes methodologies for detecting natural selection and adaptive evolution within DNA sequences and applying phylogenetic comparative methods to explore the relationship between primate DNA sequence evolution, morphology and life history.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE & DISTINCTIONS

TEACHING:
Courses Taught at the University at Albany
Names and catalog numbers for organized courses are followed by the semester and year in which they were taught.

Undergraduate:
-Introduction to the Primates (AANT 111): S15
-Anatomy & Physiology I Lab (AANT 316): F15, S16, F16

AWARDS AND HONORS:
2013 - NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Fellowship
2013 - University of Alabama at Birmingham, Department of Anthropology Scholarship
2011 - National Society of Collegiate Scholars Member

FIELD AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:
2014 - Archaeological Excavation Project at Vanua Levu, Fiji
2013 - Undergraduate Honors Thesis research
2013 - Lithics analysis from early Lapita site, Fiji
2013 - Archaeological Excavation Project at Vanua Levu, Fiji

PUBLICATIONS

Jones S, Carlisle C, Schafer J, Ryder CY, Mullins S, Reed K, Ledford K, Pearson P, Bridgeman L, Callahan C. Preliminary Archaeological Investigations at Nukubalavu, Vanua Levu, Fiji. (in press) Domodomo, 2016.