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Anne Le Maître, PhD


phone: +43-1-4277-56708

fax: +43-1-4277-9567


I am a paleontologist with a strong background in biology and geology. My primary research interest is in the comprehension of the developmental and evolutionary mechanisms underlying cranial morphology in humans and their relatives. I have used diverse quantification tools (traditional and geometric morphometrics, Fourier analyses, spherical harmonics) and multivariate statistical tools to explore the morphological diversity of the skull. I have also worked on morpho-functional aspects of the bony labyrinth and its integration within the cranial base. I currently focus on genetic aspects of craniofacial development as part of the FWF project P29397 “Developmental canalization in the human head” (PI Philipp Mitteroecker). 

Key words: geometric morphometrics, evolution, development, skull, primates

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