Research Projects

Current Project
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  • 2015-2018: Adaptaciones anatómicas de la región maxilofacial y de la dentición en los primates en relación con la dieta y el hábitat: implicaciones adaptativas y filogenéticas. 60.000 €. PI: Dr. Alejandro Pérez-Pérez.
  • Main publications:
  1. Górka K, Romero A & Pérez-Pérez A (2015) First molar size and wear within and among modern hunter-gatherers and agricultural populations. HOMO - Journal of Comparative Human Biology. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jchb.2015.02.007.
  2. Galbany J, Tung J, Altmann J & Alberts SC (2015) Canine size in Amboseli male baboons: maturation, wear and mating success. PLoS ONE 10(5): e0126415.
  3. Nova Delgado M, Galbany J, Górka K & Pérez-Pérez A (2015) Taxonomic implications of molar morphology variability in capuchins. International Journal of Primatology 36: 707-727.
  4. Galbany J, Imanizabayo O, Romero A, Vecellio V, Glowacka H, Cranfield MR, Bromage TG, Mudakikwa A, Stoinski TS & McFarlin SC (2016) Tooth wear and feeding ecology in mountain gorillas from Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 159: 457-465.
  5. 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.
  6. Salazar-García DC, Romero A, García-Borja P, Subirà ME, Richards MP (2016) A combined dietary approach using isotope and dental buccal-microwear analysis of human remains from the Neolithic, Roman and Medieval periods from the archaeological site of Tossal de les Basses (Alicante, Spain). Journal of Archaeological Science- http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.03.002
  7. Martínez LM, Estebaranz-Sánchez F, Pérez-Pérez A (2016) Buccal dental microwear as an indicator of diet in modern and ancient human populations. In: Wild harvest: Plants in the hominin and pre-agrarian human worlds (Hardy K, Kubiak-Martens L, eds.). Oxbow Books, Oxford, UK.
  8. Nova Delgado M, Galbany J & Pérez-Pérez A (2016) Morphometric variation of extant platyrrhine molars: taxonomic implications for fossil platyrrhines. PeerJ 4:e1967
  9. Nova Delgado M, Galbany J & Pérez-Pérez A (2016) Molar shape variability in platyrrhine primates. Journal of Human Evolution 99:79-92.
  10. Górka K, Romero A & Pérez-Pérez A (2016) Dental-macrowear and diet of Tigara foragers from Point Hope, northern Alaska. Anthropol Anz 73:257–264.
  11. Martínez LM, Estebaranz-Sánchez F, Galbany J & Pérez-Pérez A (2016) Testing dietary hypotheses of East African hominines using buccal dental microwear data. PLoS ONE 11(11): e0165447. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0165447.
  12. Pérez-Pérez A, Lozano M, Romero A, Martínez LM, Galbany J, Pinilla B, Estebaranz-Sánchez F, Bermúdez de Castro JM, Carbonell E & Arsuaga JL (2017) The diet of the first Europeans from Atapuerca. Scientific Reports 7: 43319.
  13. Aliaga-Martínez A, Romero A, Galbany J, Hernández-Aguilar A & Pérez-Pérez A (2017) Buccal dental microwear texture and catarrhine diets. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.23219.

Past Projects

  • 2012-2014: CGL2011-22999. Medición de la tasa de cambio morfológico en relación con el cambio climático: modelos evolutivos en primates e implicaciones filogenéticas. 60.000 €. Departament de Biologia Animal, Universitat de Barcelona. PI: Dr. Alejandro Pérez-Pérez.
  • Main publications:
    1. Arias-Martorell J, Potau JM, Bello-Hellegouarch G, Pastor JF & Pérez-Pérez A (2012) 3D geometric morphometric analysis of the proximal epiphysis of the hominoid humerus. Journal of Anatomy 221(5):394-405.
    2. Estebaranz F, Galbany J, Martínez LM, Turbón D & Pérez-Pérez A (2012) Buccal dental microwear analyses support greater specialization in consumption of hard foodstuffs for Australopithecus anamensis. Journal of Anthropological Sciences 90: 163-185.
    3. Romero A, Galbany J, De Juan J & Pérez-Pérez A (2012) Short and long-term in vivo human buccal dental-microwear turnover. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 148(3): 467-472.
    4. Bello-Hellegouarch G, Aziz MA, Ferrero EM, Kern M, Francis N, Diogo R (2013). "Pollical palmar interosseous muscle" (Musculus adductor pollicis accessorius): Attachments, innervation, variations, phylogeny, and implications for human evolution and medicine. Journal of Morphology 274(3):275-293.
    5. Bello-Hellegouarch G, Potau JM, Arias-Martorell J, PastorJF, Pérez-Pérez A (2013) A comparison of qualitative and quantitative methodological approaches to characterizing the dorsal side of the scapula in Hominoidea and its relationship to locomotion. International  Journal of Primatology 34:315-336.
    6. Bello-Hellegouarch G, Potau JM, Arias-Martorell J, Pastor JF & Pérez-Pérez A (2013) Brief communication: Morphological effects of captivity: A geometric morphometric analysis of the dorsal side of the scapula in captive-bred and wild-caught hominoidea. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 152(2):306-310.
    7. Romero A, Ramírez-Rozzi FV, De Juan J, Pérez-Pérez A (2013) Diet-related buccal dental microwear patterns in Central African Pygmy foragers and Bantu-Speaking farmer and pastoralist populations. PLoS ONE 8(12): e84804. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0084804
    8. 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. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0094938
    9. Arias-Martorell J, Potau JM, Bello-Hellegouarch G & Pérez-Pérez A (2014) Brief communication: Developmental versus functional three-dimensional geometric morphometric-based modularity of the human proximal humerus. Am J Phys Anthropol. 2014 Jul;154(3):459-65.
    10. 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: 361-378.
    11. Arias-Martorell J, Potau JM, Bello-Hellegouarch G & Pérez-Pérez A (2015) Like father, like son: assessment of the morphological affinities of A.L. 288-1 (A. afarensis), Sts 7 (A. africanus) and Omo 199-73-1718 (Australopithecus sp.) through a three-dimensional shape analysis of the shoulder joint. PLoS ONE, 10: e0117408.
    12. Arias-Martorell J, Tallman M, Potau JM, Bello-Hellegouarch G & Pérez-Pérez A (2015) Shape analysis of the proximal humerus in orthograde and semi-orthograde primates: correlates of suspensory behavior. American Journal of Primatology 77: 1-19.
    13. Arias-Martorell J, Alba DM, Potau JM, Bello-Hellegouarch G, Pérez-Pérez  A (2015) Morphological affinities of the proximal humerus of Epipliopithecus vindobonensis and Pliopithecus antiquus: suspensory inferences based on a 3D geometric morphometrics approach. Journal of Human Evolution 80: 83-95.
  • 2009-2013: Grup d’Estudis d’Evolució Dels Homínids i d’altres Primats. 54,000.00€. Programa: PIGC - Projectes de recerca per potenciar els grups de recerca consolidats. AGAUR - Agència de Gestió d'Ajuts Universitaris i de Recerca. Generalitat de Catalunya), 2009SGR884. PI: Alejandro Pérez-Pérez.
  • 2011: CGL2010-15340. Adaptacion y ambiente: modelos anatómicos y ecológicos de la dentición y el esqueleto en primates cercopitecoideos, hominoideos y poblaciones humanas cazadoras-recolectoras. 9,000.00€. Departament de Biologia Animal, Universitat de Barcelona. PI: Dr. Alejandro Pérez-Pérez.
  • Main publications:
    1. Pinilla Pérez B, Romero A & Pérez-Pérez A (2011) Age-related variability in buccal dental-microwear in Middle and Upper Pleistocene human populations. Anthropological Review 74: 25-37.
    2. 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.
    3. Gamarra B, Romero A, Pérez-Pérez A & Galbany J (2011) Caracterización morfológica del M2 de Primates Hominoidea a partir de análisis de Fourier. Revista Argentina de Antropología Biológica 13(1): 29-41.
    4. Potau JM, Artells R, Bello G, Muñoz C, Monzó M, Pastor JF, de Paz F, Barbosa M, Diogo R & Wood B (2011) Expression of myosin heavy chain isoforms in the supraspinatus muscle of different primate species: implications for the study of the adaptation of primate shoulder muscles to different locomotor modes. International Journal of Primatology 32: 931-944.
    5. Galbany J, Altmann J, Pérez-Pérez A & Alberts SC (2011) Age and individual foraging behavior predict tooth wear in Amboseli baboons. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 144(1): 51-59.
  • 2008-2010: CGL2007-60802/BTE. Modelos evolutivos de periodicidad temporal en Homínidos: las fluctuaciones climáticas y ecológicas y la fragmentación de hábitat como mecanismos de especiación y diversificación. 100.000,00€. Departament de Biologia Animal, Universitat de Barcelona. PI: Dr. Alejandro Pérez-Pérez.
  • Main publications:
    1. Prevedorou E, Díaz-Zorita Bonilla M, Romero A, Buikstra JE, de Miguel Ibáñez MªP, Knudson KJ (2010) Residential Mobility and Dental Decoration in Early Medieval Spain: Results from the Eighth Century Site of Plaza del Castillo, Pamplona. Dental Anthropology 23 (2): 42-52.
    2. Galbany J, Dotras L, Alberts SC & Pérez-Pérez A (2010) Tooth size variation related to age in Amboseli baboons. Folia Primatologica 81(6): 348-359.
    3. Book: Diogo R, Potau JM, Pastor JF, dePaz F, Ferrero EM, Bello G, Barbosa M, Wood BA (2010) Photographic and descriptive musculoskeletal Atlas of Gorilla: With notes on the attachments, variations, innervation, synonymy and weight of the muscles. Science Publishers.
    4. Altmann J, Gesquiere L, Galbany J, Onyango PO & Alberts SC (2010) The life history context of reproductive aging in a wild primate model. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 1204: 127-138.
    5. Aversi-Ferreira TA, Diogo R, Potau JM, Bello G, Pastor JF & Ashraf Aziz M (2010) Comparative anatomical study of the forearm extensor muscles of Cebus libidinosus (Rylands et al., 2000; Primates, Cebidae),
      modern humans, and other primates, with comments on primate evolution, phylogeny, and manipulatory behavior. The anatomical record 293: 2056-2070.
    6. Pérez-Pérez A, Galbany J, Romero A, Martínez LM, Estebaranz F, Pinilla B & Gamarra B (2010) Origen y evolución de los dientes: de los cordados primitivos a los humanos modernos. Revista Española de Antropología Física 31: 167-192.
    7. Estebaranz F, Martínez LM, Galbany J, Turbón D & Pérez-Pérez A (2009) Testing hypotheses of dietary reconstruction from buccal dental microwear in Australopithecus afarensis. Journal of Human Evolution 57: 739-750.
    8. Romero A, De Miguel Ibáñez MP, Buikstra JE, Knudson KJ, Prevedorou EA, Díaz-Zorita Bonilla M, De Juan J (2009) Mutilación dentaria en la necrópolis islámica de plaza del castillo (Siglo VIII DC) de Pamplona (Navarra). Revista Española de Antropología Física 29: 1-14.
    9. Galbany J, Estebaranz F, Martínez LM & Pérez-Pérez A (2009) Buccal dental microwear variability in extant African Hominoidea primates: taxonomy versus ecology. Primates 50(3): 221-230.
    10. Book: Pérez-Pérez A, Martínez LM, Estebaranz F, Galbany J & Pinilla B (2009) El llarg camí de l’evolució humana. Ed. Associació ADÉS per a la divulgació de l’Evolució Humana. Barcelona.
    11. Walker MJ, Gibert J, López MV, Lombardi AV, Pérez-Pérez A, Zapata J, Ortega J, Higham T, Pike A, Schwenninger JL, Zilhão J & Trinkaus E (2008) Late Neandertals in Southeastern Iberia: Sima de las Palomas del Cabezo Gordo, Murcia, Spain. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105(52):
      20631-20636.
  • 2005-2009: Grup d’Estudis d’Evolució Dels Homínids i d’Altres Primats. Programa: PIGC - Projectes de recerca per potenciar els grups de recerca consolidats. DURSI (Departament d’Universitats, Recerca i Societat de la Informació, Generalitat de Catalunya), 2005SGR00955. 38.600,00€. PI: Adrià Casinos Pardos.
  • 2005-2006: Utilització dels Serveis de la Plataforma de Nanotecnologia del Parc Científic i dels Serveis Cientificotècnics de la Universitat de Barcelona. ACES - Accions especials de recerca (ACES). CRFB - Comisió de Recerca, Fac. Biologia UB. ACES-UB 2005. 3.000,00€. PI: Alejandro Pérez-Pérez.
  • 2005-2007: CGL2004-00775/BTE – “Análisis de las fluctuaciones de período medio y largo del microdesgaste dentario en Homínidos como indicadores paleoecológicos mediante microscopía confocal y análisis fractal sensible a escala”. 88.450,00 €. Departament de Biologia Animal, Universitat de Barcelona.   PI: Dr. Alejandro Pérez-Pérez.
  • Main publications:
    1. Galbany J, Estebaranz F, Martínez LM & Pérez-Pérez A (2007) Buccal dental microwear in extant African Hominoidea and dietary habits of Australopithecus afarensis. In: EB Bodzsár & A Zsákai (Eds.) New perspectives and problems in anthropology, 19-30. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
    2. Romero A, Galbany J, Pérez-Pérez A & De Juan (2007) Microwear formation rates in human buccal tooth enamel surfaces: an experimental in vivo analysis under induced-diet. In: EB Bodzsár & A Zsákai (Eds.) New perspectives and problems in anthropology, 135-146. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
    3. Gómez-Robles A, Martinón-Torres M, Bermúdez de Castro JM, Margvelashvili A, Bastir M, Arsuaga JL, Pérez-Pérez A, Estebaranz F & Martínez LM (2007) A geometric morphometric analysis of hominin upper first molar shape. Journal of Human Evolution 53(3): 272-285.
    4. Estebaranz F, Galbany J, Martínez LM & Pérez-Pérez A. (2007) 3-D Interferometric microscopy applied to the study of buccal enamel microwear. In: SE Bailey & JJ Hublin (Eds.) Dental perspectives on human evolution, 389-401. Springer.
    5. Romero & De Juan J (2007) Intra- and interpopulation human buccal tooth surface microwear analysis: inferences about diet and formation processes. Anthopologie XLV/1: 61-70.
    6. Martínez LM, Pérez-Pérez A, Turbón D (2006) Nutrition in ancient hominids. En: Integrative approaches to human health and evolution. Elsevier International Congress Series 1296: 16-22.
    7. Galbany J, Estebaranz F, Martínez LM, Romero A, De Juan J, Turbón D & Pérez-Pérez A (2006) Comparative analysis of dental enamel polyvinylsiloxane impression and polyurethane casting methods for SEM research. Microscopy Research and Technique 69(4): 246-252.
    8. Galbany J, Martínez LM, López-Amor HM, Espurz V, Hiraldo O, Romero A, De Juan J, Pérez-Pérez A (2005) Error rates in dental buccal microwear quantification using Scanning Electron Microscopy. Scanning 27: 23-29.
    9. Galbany J, Moyà-Sola S & Pérez-Pérez A (2005) Dental microwear variability on buccal tooth enamel surfaces of extant Catarrhini and Miocene fossil Dryopithecus laietanus (Hominoidea). Folia Primatologica 76(6): 325-341.
  • 2003: “Sociedades humanas y medio natural: explotación de recursos y adaptación biológica”. Promoción Internacional de la Investigación realizada en los proyectos ACES98-7/1, ACP1999-0026 Y BMC2000-0538 para la integración en la Red de Excelencia Europea 'Cooperación and conflict resolucion; Comparative Studies on Human Social Behaviour'. Departament de Biologia Animal, Universitat de Barcelona. 9.000,00€. PI: Dr. Alejandro Pérez-Pérez.
  • 2001-2004: BMC-2000-0538 – Proyectos de Investigación Científica y Desarrollo Tecnológico del Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología. “Modelos ecológicos de adaptación y selección en los Homínidos Plio-Pleistocénicos: la alimentación como factor determinante del crecimiento y desarrollo de las poblaciones cazadoras-recolectoras humanas”. 46.520,14€ (8.669.136 Ptes). Departament de Biologia Animal, Universitat de Barcelona. PI: Dr. Alejandro Pérez-Pérez.
  • Main publications:
  1. Pérez-Pérez A (2004) Why buccal microwear?. Anthropologie 42(1): 1-3.
  2. Galbany J, Martínez LM & Pérez-Pérez A (2004) Tooth replication techniques, SEM imaging and microwear analysis in Primates: methodological obstacles. Anthropologie 41(1): 5-12.
  3. Galbany J & Pérez-Pérez A (2004) Buccal enamel microwear variability in Cercopithecoidea Primates as a reflection of dietary habits in forested and open savanna environments. Anthropologie 42(1): 13-19.
  4. Martínez LM & Pérez-Pérez A (2004) Post-mortem wear as indicator of taphonomic processes affecting enamel surfaces of hominin teeth from Laetoli and Olduvai (Tanzania): implications to dietary interpretations. Anthropologie 42(1): 37-42.
  5. Egocheaga JE, Pérez-Pérez A, Rodríguez L, Galbany J, Martínez LM & Telles Antunes M (2004) New evidence and interpretation of subvertical grooves in eandertal teeth from Cueva de Sidrón (Spain) and Figueira Brava (Portugal). Anthropologie 42(1): 49-52.
  6. Martínez LM, Galbany J & Pérez-Pérez (2004) Palaeodemography and dental microwear pattern of Homo habilis in East Africa. Anthropologie 42(1): 53-58.
  7. Estebaranz F, Martínez LM, Hiraldo O, Espurz V, Bonnin A, Farrés M, Pérez-Pérez A (2004) Tooth crown size and dentine exposure in Australopithecus and early Homo: testing hypotheses of dietary related
    selective preasures. Anthropologie 42(1): 59-63.
  8. Romero A, Martínez Ruiz N & De Juan J (2004) Non-occlusal dental microwear in a Bronze-Age human sample from East Spain. Anthropologie 42(1): 65-69.
  9. Pérez-Pérez A, Espurz V, Bermudez de Castro JM, de Lumley MA & Turbón D (2003) Non-occlusal dental microwear variability in a sample of Middle and Late Pleistocene human populations from Europe and the Near East. Journal of Human Evolution 44: 497-513.
  10. Ungar P, Grine F, Teaford M & Pérez-Pérez A (2001) A review of the interproximal wear grooves on fossil
    hominin teeth with new evidence from Olduvai Gorge. Archives of Oral Biology 46: 285-292.
 
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