M.Phil, CUNY Graduate Center
B.A., Baylor University
Additional Study: Due to complete Ph.D. Fall 2008
The evolution of ontogeny and life history as reflected in hard tissue microstructure; mammalian and early primate evolution.
By visualizing dental anatomy through light and electron microscopy, detailed growth histories of people and animals can be charted and compared across species/populations to access information on how life history has evolved and how it is impacted by social behavior and ecology. My research focuses on this dental histology approach to ontogeny and life history, mainly in primates.
Other research interests/projects include early primate fossils (with a focus on the origins of monkeys and tarsiers as a group), the use of 3-D digital modeling to study anatomical structures, and the relationship between general biological rhythms and hard tissue growth.
- Bromage, T.G., LaCruz, R., Hogg., R., Goldman, H., McFarlin, S.C., Warshaw, J., Dirks, W., Perez Ochoa, A., Smolyar, I., Enlow, D.H., Boyde, A. (2009) Lamellar bone reconciles enamel rhythms, body size, and organismal life history. Calcified Tissue International 84: 388-404.
- Ravosa, M.J., Hogg, R.T., & Vinyard, C.J. (in press) Exudativory and primate skull form. In Burrows, A., & Nash, L.T., eds., Evolution of Exudativory in Primates. New York: Springer.
- Rosenberger, A.L., Hogg, R.T., & Wong, S.M. (2008). Rooneyia, postorbital closure, and the beginnings of the age of Anthropoidea. In Sargis, E.J., & Dagosto, M., eds., Mammalian Evolutionary Morphology: A Tribute to Frederick S. Szalay. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, pp. 325-346.
- Hogg, R.T. (2008). Body mass and Retzius periodicity in New World Primates. Abstract. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 135, Supplement 46.
- Hogg, R.T. (2007) Canine dimorphism, dental growth, and the evolution of anthropoid mating systems: the platyrrhine angle. Abstract. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 132, Supplement 44: 130.