Beatriz Gamarra

Current position

  • Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow. School of Archaeology, Newman Building.                                   University College Dublin

Education and positions

  • Ph.D. Dental morphology in fossil and extant primates. Universitat de Barcelona, 2014.
  • M.S. Primatology. Universitat de Barcelona, 2009.
  • B.S. Biology. Universitat de Barcelona, 2008.

Research interests

  • Stable isotopes analyses
  • Dental morphology in primates and humans
  • Geometric Morphometrics
  • Tooth wear and feeding ecology in primates
  • Teeth morphology, function and adaptation

Field experience

  • In vivo mandrill tooth molding - Parc de la Lékédi, Gabon (2013, 2014). In collaboration with "Mandrillus Project"
  • Primate teeth analysis at Natural History Museum, London (2011).
  • Primate tooth molding at Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Science, Brussels (2010).
  • Fossil primate tooth molding at Institut Català de Paleontologia, Sabadell (Barcelona) (2009).
  • Primate tooth molding at Natural Science Museum of Barcelona (2008).

Last main publications

  1. Lazaridis I, Nadel D, Rollefson G, Merrett DC, Rohland N, Mallick S, Fernandes D, Novak M, Gamarra B, Sirak K, Connell S, Stewardson K, Harney E, Fu Q, Gonzalez-Fortes G, Jones ER, Roodenberg SA, Lengyel G, Bocquentin F, Gasparian B, Monge JM, Gregg M, Eshed V, Mizrahi A-S, Meiklejohn C, Gerritsen F, Bejenaru L, Blüher M, Campbell A, Cavalleri G, Comas D, Froguel P, Gilbert E, Kerr SM, Kovacs P, Krause J, McGettigan D, Merrigan M, Merriwether DA, O’Reilly S, Richards MB, Semino O, Shamoon-Pour M, Stefanescu G, Stumvoll M, Tönjes A, Torroni A, Wilson JF, Yengo L, Hovhannisyan NA, Patterson N, Pinhasi R & Reich D (2016) Genomic insights into the origin of farming in the ancient Near East. Nature 536: 419-424
  2. Gamarra B, Nova Delgado M, Romero A, Galbany J & Pérez-Pérez A (2016) Phylogenetic signal in molar dental shape of extant and fossil catarrhine primates. Journal of Human Evolution 94: 13-27.
  3. Nova Delgado M, Gamarra B, Nadal J, Mercadal O, Olesti O, Guàrdia J, Pérez-Pérez A & Galbany J (2014) Dental shape variability in cercopithecoid primates: A model for the taxonomic attribution of macaques from roman archaeological contexts. Folia Primatologica 85(6): 361-378.
  4. Galbany J, Romero A, Mayo-Alesón M, Itsoma F, Gamarra B, Pérez-Pérez A, Willaume E, Kappeler PM & Charpentier MJE (2014) Age-Related Tooth Wear Differs between Forest and Savanna Primates. PLoS ONE 9(4):e94938.
  5. Gamarra B, Romero A, Pérez-Pérez A & Galbany J (2011) Análisis del error de medición y variabilidad interespecífica morfométrica de Fourier en M2 de primates Hominoidea. Revista Española de Antropología Física 32: 56-66.

Working address

  • University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4. Ireland