Welcome to Evolutionary Anthropology and Biodemography

Dr. Michael Gurven’s research group studies how ecological and social factors shape behavior, physiology and psychology. Incorporating insights and perspectives from behavioral ecology, life history theory, biodemography and human biology provides a unique research environment for explaining human diversity.

His working group occupies both wet lab and behavioral lab space, and field sites around the globe.

He is Chair of Integrative Anthropological Sciences @ UCSB and a co-Director of the Tsimane Health and Life History Project.

Sarah Alami in Todgha valley, Morocco

Roviana, Solomon Islands

Carolyn Hodges, Melanie Martin, Emily Miner and Lisa McAllister dissertating in Bolivia

Field family in Fatima

Tsimane extended family, Upper Maniqui