Mr Jason Nadell, AA, BA, MPhil
I am a Ph.D candidate in Anthropology working with Prof. Sarah Elton and Dr. Kris Kovarovic. My thesis is centred on the mechanisms that drive postcranial form in human and non-human primates, with a focus on development and plastic adaptation. In particular, I study the cross-sectional geometry of limb bones to investigate how habitual behaviours influence tissue distribution along the diaphyses. My reseach also incorporates ontogenetic series as a way of determining whether major developmental events, like locomotor transitions, are emitted as physical 'signals' in bone.
I am part of the Primate, Palaeo-morpho, and Evolutionary Anthropology Research Groups here at Durham. Some of my other research interests include skeletal allometry, primate biomechanics, and phenotypic plasticity and canalisation.
- Primate Behaviour and Locomotion
- Skeletal Biomechanics
- Functional Adaptation
- Bone Growth and Development
- Nadell, J.A. & Shaw, C.N. (2016). Phenotypic Plasticity and Constraint Along the Upper and Lower Limb Diaphyses of Homo sapiens. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 159(3): 410-422.
- 2015: Wenner-Gren Fieldwork Grant
- 2014: BABAO Student Grant
- 2014: RAI Ruggles-Gates Fund