Dr. Mana Dembo

Hon.B.Sc. (University of Toronto); M.A. (University of British Columbia); Ph.D. (Simon Fraser University)
Email: mana.dembo@sfu.ca

Postdoctoral Supervisor: Dr. Mark Collard

Research Interests: Palaeoanthropology, hominin evolution, phylogenetic analysis, Bayesian inference, functional and comparative anatomy, evolutionary theory.

Ph.D. Research: “Exploring morphological phylogenetics of fossil hominins.” 

M.A. Research: “Does Allen’s Rule rule? A reanalysis of ecogeographic variation in modern human limb proportions.”

Publications: 

2016

Dembo, M, Radovcic, D, Garvin, HM, Laird, MF, Schroeder, L, Scott, JE, Brophy, J, Ackermann, RR, Musiba, CM, de Ruiter, DJ, Mooers, A.Ø. and Collard M. The evolutionary relationships and age of Homo naledi: An assessment using dated Bayesian phylogenetic methods. Journal of Human Evolution 97:17-26.

2015

Berger, LR, Hawks, J, de Ruiter, DJ, Churchill, SE, Schmid, P, Delezene, LK, Kivell, TL, Garvin, HM, Williams, SA, DeSilva, JM, Skinner, MW, Musiba, CM, Cameron N, Holliday, TW, Harcourt-Smith, W, Ackermann, RR, Bastir, M, Bogin, B, Bolter, D, Brophy, J, Cofran, ZD, Congdon, KA, Deane, AS, Dembo, M, Drapeau, M, Elliott, MC, Feuerriegel, EM, Garcia-Martinez, D, Green, DJ, Gurtov, A, Irish, JD, Kruger, A, Laird, MF, Marchi, D, Meyer, MR, Nalla, S, Negash, EW, Orr, CM, Radovcic, D, Schroeder, L, Scott, JE, Throckmorton, Z, Tocheri, MW, VanSickle, C, Walker, CS, Wei, P, Zipfel, B. Homo naledi, a new species of the genus Homo from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa. eLife 4:e09560.

Dembo, M, Matzke, N.J, Mooers, A.Ø. and Collard M. Bayesian analysis of a morphological supermatrix sheds light on controversial fossil hominin relationships. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 282: 20150943.

2013

Collard, M and Dembo M. 2013. Modern Human Origins. In DR. Begun (ed), Companion to Paleoanthropology  Chichster, West Sussex: Blackwell Publishing Ltd. pp.557-581.