Elaine Kozma

Department of Anthropology The Graduate Center City University of New York

Education

B.A. 2013, New York University

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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.

Publications

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]