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Life History Theory and the Puzzle of Modern Fertility
 
A Presentation by Professor Hillard Kaplan
Evolutionary Ecology wing, Anthropology, University of New Mexico
Wednesday February 10, 1999 at 1:00pm - 2:30pm
IHC McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020
 
 
Background
 
Hilly Kaplan is one of the leading researchers in the field of human behavioral ecology. After collecting masters degrees from Penn and Columbia, and his Ph.D. from the University of Utah, he joined the Anthropology faculty of the University of New Mexico, as a member of the Human Evolutionary Ecology wing. Kaplan and his colleagues have been responsible for producing some of the most detailed, quantitative data sets on human foraging, sharing, parental care, and demography in existence. Kaplan has done extensive fieldwork among foraging peoples and hunter-horticulturalists such as the Ache and Yora in Peru and Paraguay. His publications include:

"Optimal Foraging Theory," In D. Levinson & M. Ember, eds., Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology, American Reference. In press.

"The Evolutionary Ecology of Food Aquisition," (with K. Hill). In E. Smith & B. Winterhalder, eds., Evolutionary Ecology and Human Behavior, Aldine, 1992.

"Risk, Foraging and Food Sharing," (with K. Hill & A.M. Hurtado). In E. Cashdan ed., Risk and Uncertainty in the Food Supply, Westview Press, 1990.

"Resource Use, Traditional Technology and Change Among Native Peoples of Lowland South America," (with K. Kopischke). In K. Redford & C. Padoch eds., Conservation of Neotropical Forests: Building on Traditional Resource Use, Columbia University Press, 1992.

"Human Mating and Family Formation Strategies: The Effects of Variability Among Males in Quality and the Allocation of Male Effort and Parental Investment," (with J.B. Lancaster). In A. Ehara, T. Kimura, O. Takenaka, & M. Iwamoto, eds., Primatology Today. Proceedings, XIIIth Congress of the International Primatological Society, Elsevier, 1991.
 

 

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