Human Evolutionary Sciences (HES)

Rene Studer-Halbach

Masters Student
Advisor: Susan Cachel
Program: Human Evolutionary Sciences (HES)
rene.studerhalbach@rutgers.edu

Research interests: My research is focused on South African, Plio-Pleistocene hominin and cercopithecoid communities. My aim is to determine whether interspecific competition can be detected through microevolutionary adaptations in extinct sympatric species, and if so, to quantify the competition coefficients between species. In other words, I am trying to understand the competitive relationships among species in extinct ecological communities, focusing on South African monkeys and hominins.