Faculty & Staff

Daniel Gebo

Ph.D., Duke, 1986; Presidential Research Professor; Presidential Teaching Professor; Board of Trustees Professor

Professor Gebo is a biological anthropologist/primatologist with interests in anatomy and primate evolution. His research focuses on understanding locomotor adaptation and evolution in living and fossil primates. He has conducted field work in the western United States, Central and South America, Africa, and Asia. His most recent field projects have been collecting fossil primates from the Paleocene and Eocene of China. He was named a Presidential Research Professor in 1998, a Presidential Teaching Professor in 2008, and a Board of Trustees Professor in 2008.

Professor Gebo teaches courses in primate and human anatomy and evolution, and introductory physical anthropology.

Selected Publications

A Haplorhine First Metatarsal from the Middle Eocene of China. In J.G. Fleagle and C.C. Gilbert (Eds.): Elwyn Simons: A Search For Origins. Springer, New York, pp. 229-242, with M. Dagosto, K.C. Beard, X. Ni, and T. Qi, 2008.

Foot Bones from Omo – Implications for Hominid Evolution. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 129:499-511, with G.T. Schwartz, 2006.

Middle Eocene Tarsals from China: Implications for Haplorhine Evolution. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 116:83-107, M. Dagosto, K.C. Beard, and Qi Tao, 2001.

The Oldest Anthropoid Postcranial Fossils and their Bearing on the Early Evolution of Higher Primates. Nature 404:276-278, with M. Dagosto, K.C. Beard and Qi Tao, 2000.

Climbing, Brachiation and Terrestrial Quadrupedalism: Historical Precursors of Hominid Bipedalism. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 101:55-92, 1996.

Positional Behavior in Five Sympatric Old World Monkeys. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 97:49-76, with C.A. Chapman, 1995.