Elaine Kozma

Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York


B.A. 2013, New York University



Overview of Research

My research focuses on how anatomy affects climbing performance and relates to locomotor ecology and selection across hominoids. In a larger context, I am interested in comparing humans and apes climbing strategies to elucidate how the acquisition of bipedalism has influenced climbing behavior in hominins.


Kozma E. & Harrison T. 2015. Proximal tibial shaft proportions in extant hominoids and early hominins. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. S60, 193. [abstract]

Kozma E., Pontzer H., Webb N., Harcourt-Smith W. 2014. Hamstrings Moment Arms and Gait Mechanics in Early Hominins.American Journal of Physical Anthropology [abstract]

Laird M.F., Harrison T., Zhou S., Kozma E., Kwekason A., Su D.F. 2014. Morphometric and functional analyses of a new colobine tibia from Laetoli, Tanzania. American Journal of Physical Anthropology [abstract]

Kozma E. 2013. Three-dimensional analysis of the proximal tibia. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Committee on Diversity, Undergraduate Research Symposium online supplement to the 82nd Annual Meeting, pg. 24-25. [abstract]