Jason Kamilar

Assistant Professor
Machmer 102 (office)
Machmer W16 (lab)

Comparative Primatology Laboratory Website

Curriculum Vitae


B.A., Arizona State University, 1999; B.S. , Arizona State University, 1999; Ph.D., Stony Brook University, 2006; Postdoctoral Fellowship, Washington University in St. Louis, 2009; Postdoctoral Researcher, Yale University, 2011

Area(s) of Specialization:

Biological Anthropology: Primatology, behavior, ecology, evolution, biogeography, conservation biology, and quantitative methods. Locations of specialization: Africa and Madagascar.

Key Publications:

Kamilar JM and Tecot SR. 2016. Anthropogenic and climatic effects on the distribution of Eulemur species: An ecological niche modeling approach. International Journal of Primatology 37: 47-68.

Rowan J, Kamilar JM, Beaudrot L, Reed KE. 2016. Strong influence of paleoclimate on the structure of modern African mammal communities. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 283: 20161207.

Kamilar JM and Tecot SR. 2015. Connecting proximate mechanisms and evolutionary patterns: Pituitary gland size and mammalian life history. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28: 1997-2008.

Kamilar JM and Atkinson QD. 2014. Cultural assemblages show nested structure in humans and chimpanzees but not orangutans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 111: 111-115.

Kamilar JM and Baden AL. 2014. What drives flexibility in primate social organization? Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 68: 1677-1692.

Kamilar JM and *Beaudrot L. 2013. Understanding primate communities: Recent developments and future directions. Evolutionary Anthropology 22: 174-185.

Kamilar JM and Cooper N. 2013. Phylogenetic signal in primate behaviour, ecology, and life history. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B 368: 20120341.

Hall, M.I., Kamilar, J.M., Kirk, E.C. 2012. Eye shape and the nocturnal bottleneck of mammals. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279: 4962-4968.

Kamilar, J.M. and Bradley, B.J. 2011. Countershading is related to positional behavior in primates. Journal of Zoology 283: 227-233.

Kamilar, J.M. and Bradley, B.J. 2011. Interspecific variation in primate coat color supports Gloger’s rule. Journal of Biogeography 38: 2270–2277.

Kamilar, J.M., Bribiescas, R.G., Bradley, B.J. 2010. Is group size related to longevity in mammals? Biology Letters 6: 736-739.

Kamilar, J.M. and *Guidi, L.M. 2010. The phylogenetic structure of primate communities: Variation within and across continents. Journal of Biogeography 37: 801-813.