Laurence Dumouchel

Laurence Dumouchel

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Areas of Expertise

Paleoecology, Human evolution, Faunal analysis, Eastern Africa, Taphonomy

My research focuses on reconstructing the environmental conditions in which our ancestors evolved. Specifically, I work on eastern African animal fossils associated with the environments of Australopithecus anamensis, an early bipedal hominin. 

Current Research

My current research focuses on reconstructing the environmental condition in which our ancestors evolved – particularly the paleoenvironment of Australopithecus anamensis. I am also developing a standardized method to evaluate the taphonomic traces found on East African vertebrate fossils. See my current CV here

Education

BS, Anthropology, Université de Montréal, 2011
MS, Biological Anthropology, Université de Montréal, 2013
MPhil, Human Paleobiology, The George Washington University, 2015
PhD, Human Paleobiology, The George Washington University, 2018

Publications

Dumouchel L. and Bobe R. (Accepted) Paleoecological implications of dental mesowear and hypsodonty in fossil ungulates from Kanapoi, Journal of Human Evolution

Drapeau MSM, Bobe R, Wynn JG, Campisano CJ, Dumouchel L and Geraads D (2014) The Omo Mursi Formation: A window into the East African Pliocene, Journal of Human Evolution, 75:64-79.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhevol.2014.07.001