Anthropology Faculty: Matt Tornow

Matt Tornow

Matt Tornow

Professor of Anthropology

matornow@stcloudstate.edu

Ph.D. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Research Interests

I am a biological anthropologist with research interests in primate origins and the subsequent evolution of major primate clades, theory and method in systematic biology, and primate adaptation - particularly as it is manifested in the skeleton. I am currently investigating late Eocene (Chadronian) small mammal community structure and the persistence of relic primate populations in the Great Plains province after their disappearance from the Rocky Mountains province.

Courses

ANTH 140: Human Origins

ANTH 240: Introductory Bioanthropology

ANTH 342: Race and Human Variation

ANTH 347: Case Studies in Forensic Anthropology

ANTH: 442: Primate Biology and Evolution

ANTH 443: Primate Behavior and Ecology

ANTH 447/547: Essentials of Forensic Anthropology

ANTH 640: Proseminar in Biological Anthropology

Selected Papers, Reports, and Publications

(in rev) Kihm, AJ and Tornow, MA. First occurrence of plesiadapiform primates from the Chadronian (latest Eocene). submitted toPaludicola fall 2013.

2012 Tornow, MA and Skelton, RR. A priori assumptions about characters as a cause of incongruence between molecular and morphological hypotheses of primate interrelationships. Primates 53:83-96.

2012 Tornow, MA and Arbor, TC. Small mammal assemblages from the Chadron Formation of Nebraska and implications for understanding late Eocene primate community ecology. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (Supplement) 54:227-228.

2012 Tornow, MA. Report of paleontological investigations within the Oglala National Grassland, 2012 field season. U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service Special Use Permit PRD130.

2011 Tornow, MA and Arbor, TC. Late Eocene primates of northwestern Nebraska and the decline of primates in North America. Biannual Rocky Mountain Anthropology Conference, Missoula, MT.

2011Tornow, MA. Report of paleontological investigations within the Oglala National Grassland, 2011 field season. U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service Special Use Permit PRD130.

2010 Tornow, MA and Skelton, RR. A possible cause of incongruence between molecular and morphological hypotheses of primate phylogeny. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (Supplement) 50:230.

2009 Tornow, MA and Gaytán, E 2009. A case of bilateral auditory exostosis from the Pacific coast of central-south Chile. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (Supplement) 48:168.

2008 Tornow, MA Systematic analysis of the Eocene primate family Omomyidae using gnathic and post cranial data. Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History49:43-129.

2006 Tornow, MA, Ford, SM, Garber, PA, and de sa Sauerbrunn, E. The dentition of moustached tamarins (Saguinus mystax mystax) from Padre Isla, Peru. Part 1: Quantitative variation. American Journal of Physical Anthropology. 130:352-363.

2006 Tornow, MA. Polymorphism, character fixation, and soft homoplasy: Interpretations of infraspecific variability in omomyoid phylogeny. American Journal of Physical Anthropology(Supplement) 42:178.

2004 Tornow, MA. Variation in omomyid ankles and its implications for phylogeny reconstruction. American Journal of Physical Anthropology (Supplement) 38:196.

(link to webspace: http://web.stcloudstate.edu/matornow/Site/Index.html )

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