LAURIE R. GODFREY

Department of Anthropology, Machmer Hall

240 Hicks Way

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003

Phone: (413) 545-2064 (office)

Phone: (413) 253-5686 (home)

Fax: (413) 545-9494

Email: lgodfrey@anthro.umass.edu

 


Education and degrees : Tufts University, Medford, B.A., summa cum laude, Biology & Geology 1967; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Biological Anthropology, M.A. 1969, Ph.D. 1977.

Related work experience : Faculty of Doctoral Programs in Anthropology, and in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, University of Massachusetts; Associate Director of Interdisciplinary Program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, University of Massachusetts; Editorial Boards, AJPA and JHE; Integrated analysis of fossil lemur sites (current NSF grant support, with D.A. Burney and W.L. Jungers); Collaborative grant: Dental development and lemur life histories, (current NSF grant support, with Gary T. Schwartz). Prior NSF and NGS grant support (with E.L. Simons): Field expeditions to various sites in Northern and Central Madagascar (Anjohibe, Anjohikely, Antsiroandoha, Andrafiabe, Fitsangatsanganan Ilay Olon' Tokana, Ampasambazimba, and other sites), to explore the giant extinct lemur and associated fauna. NSF and Wenner-Gren supported museum and laboratory research on the functional morphology, dental development and evolution of Malagasy lemurs; heterochrony and human evolution.


Selected recent publications:

Godfrey, L.R ., G.M. Semprebon, G.T. Schwartz, D.A. Burney, W.J. Jungers, E.K. Flanagan, F.P. Cuozzo, and S.J. King (in press). New insights into old lemurs: The trophic adaptations of the Archaeolemuridae. International Journal of Primatology .

Godfrey, L.R ., K.E. Samonds, P.C.Wright, and S.J. King (in press). Schultz's unruly rule: dental developmental sequences and schedules in small-bodied, folivorous lemurs. Folia Primatologica .

Shapiro, L.J., C.V.M. Seiffert, L.R. Godfrey , W.L. Jungers, E.L. Simons, and G.F.N. Randria (in press). Morphometric analysis of lumbar vertebrae in extinct Malagasy strepsirrhines. American Journal of Physical Anthropology .

Godfrey, L.R. , G.M. Semprebon, W.L. Jungers, M.R. Sutherland, E.L. Simons, and N. Solounias (2004). Dental use wear in extinct lemurs: evidence of diet and niche differentiation. Journal of Human Evolution 47: 145-169.

Semprebon, G.M., L.R. Godfrey , N. Solounias, M.R. Sutherland, and W.L. Jungers (2004). Can low magnification stereomicroscopy reveal diet? Journal of Human Evolution 47: 115-144.

Burney, D.A., L.P. Burney, L.R. Godfrey , W.L. Jungers, S.M. Goodman, H.T. Wright, and A.J. T. Jull (2004). A chronology for late prehistoric Madagascar. Journal of Human Evolution 47: 25-63.

Godfrey, L.R. , K.E. Samonds, W.L. Jungers, M.R. Sutherland, and M.T. Irwin. (2004). Ontogenetic correlates of diet in Malagasy lemurs. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 123:250-276.

Godfrey, L.R. and W.L. Jungers (2003). Subfossil lemurs. In: The Natural History of Madagascar . (Eds., S.M. Goodman and J. Benstead). Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. Pp. 1248-1252.

Godfrey, L.R., and W.L. Jungers. (2003). The extinct sloth lemurs of Madagascar. Evolutionary Anthropology 12: 252-263.

Godfrey, L.R. , K.E. Samonds, W.L Jungers, and M.R. Sutherland. (2003). Dental development and primate life histories. In: Primate Life Histories and Socioecology (Eds., P.M. Kappeler and M.E. Pereira). Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 177-203.

Schwartz, G.T., K.E. Samonds, L.R.Godfrey , W.L Jungers, and E.L. Simons. (2002). Dental microstructure and life history in subfossil Malagasy lemurs. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 99(9): 6124-6129.

Godfrey, L.R. , and W.L. Jungers. (2002). Quaternary fossil lemurs. In: The Primate Fossil Record . (Ed., W. Hartwig). New York: Cambridge University Press. Pp. 97-122 plus end-book references.

Godfrey, L.R. , A.J. Petto, and M.R. Sutherland. (2002). Dental ontogeny and life history strategies: The case of the giant extinct indroids of Madagascar. In: Reconstructing Behavior in the Primate Fossil Record. (Eds., J.M. Plavcan, R.F. Kay, W.L. Jungers, and C.P. van Schaik). New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers. Pp 113-157.

Jungers, W.L., L.R. Godfrey , E.L. Simons, R.E. Wunderlich, B.G. Richmond, and P.S. Chatrath. (2002). Ecomorphology and behavior of giant extinct lemurs from Madagascar. In: Reconstructing Behavior in the Primate Fossil Record . (Eds., J.M. Plavcan, R.F. Kay, W.L. Jungers, and C.P. van Schaik). New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers. Pp 371-411.

Godfrey, L.R. , K.E Samonds, W.L Jungers, and M.R. Sutherland. (2001). Teeth, brains, and primate life histories. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 114: 192-214.

King, S.J., L.R.Godfrey , and E.L. Simons (2001). Adaptive and phylogenetic significance of ontogenetic sequences in Archaeolemur , subfossil lemur from Madagascar. Journal of Human Evolution 41: 545-576.

Godfrey, L.R ., W.L. Jungers, E.L. Simons, P.S. Chatrath, and B. Rakotosamimanana. (1999). Past and present distributions of lemurs in Madagascar. In: New Directions in Lemur Studies (Eds., B. Rakotosamimanana, H. Rasamimanana, J.U. Ganzhorn, and S.M. Goodman). New York: Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers. Pp. 19-53.

Godfrey, L.R. , W.L. Jungers, R.E. Wunderlich, and B.G. Richmond (1997). Reappraisal of the postcranium of Hadropithecus (Primates, Indroidea). American Journal of Physical Anthropology 103: 529-556.

Godfrey, L.R., W.L. Jungers, K.E. Reed, E.L. Simons, and P.S. Chatrath. (1997). Subfossil lemurs: Inferences about past and present primate communities. In: Natural Change and Human Impact in Madagascar. (Eds., S.M. Goodman and B. Patterson). Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, pp. 218-256.

Paine, R.R. and L.R. Godfrey . (1997). The scaling of skeletal microanatomy in nonhuman primates. Journal of Zoology, London 241: 803-821.

Godfrey, L.R ., and M.R. Sutherland. (1996). Paradox of peramorphic paedomorphosis: Heterochrony and human evolution. American Journal of Physical Anthropology , 99: 17-42.

Godfrey, L.R. , and M.R. Sutherland. (1995). What's growth got to do with it? Process and product in the evolution of ontogeny. Journal of Human Evolution 29: 405-431.

Jungers, W.L., L.R. Godfrey , E.L. Simons, and P.S. Chatrath. (1995). Subfossil Indri from the cave deposits of northern Madagascar. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 97: 357-366.

Simons, E.L., L.R. Godfrey , W.L. Jungers, P.S. Chatrath, and J. Ravaoarisoa. (1995). A new species of Mesopropithecus (Primates, Palaeopropithecidae) from Northern Madagascar. International Journal of Primatology 16: 653-682.

Godfrey, L.R. , M.R. Sutherland, R.R. Paine, F.L. Williams, D.S. Boy, and M. Vuillaume-Randriamanantena. (1995). Limb joint surface areas and their ratios in Malagasy lemurs and other mammals. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 97: 11-36.

Simons, E.L., D.A. Burney, P.S. Chatrath, L.R. Godfrey , W.L. Jungers, and B. Rakotosamimanana. (1995). AMS 14 dates on extinct lemurs from caves in the Ankarana Massif of northern Madagascar. Quaternary Research 43: 249-254.

Wilson, J.M., L.R. Godfrey , E.L. Simons, P.D. Stewart, and M. Vuillaume-Randriamanantena. (1995). Past and present lemur fauna at Ankarana, North Madagascar. Primate Conservation 16:47-52.