Nathaniel J Dominy

Summary

Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Evolution of the special senses in primates: past, present, and future
    Nathaniel J Dominy
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol 281:1078-82. 2004
  2. pmc In tropical lowland rain forests monocots have tougher leaves than dicots, and include a new kind of tough leaf
    Nathaniel J Dominy
    Department of Anthropology, University of California, 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
    Ann Bot 101:1363-77. 2008
  3. pmc Stable carbon and nitrogen isotope enrichment in primate tissues
    Brooke E Crowley
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
    Oecologia 164:611-26. 2010
  4. pmc Bornean orangutans on the brink of protein bankruptcy
    Erin R Vogel
    Department of Anthropology, and Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Biol Lett 8:333-6. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Foraging and ranging behavior during a fallback episode: Hylobates albibarbis and Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii compared
    Erin R Vogel
    Department of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 140:716-26. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Functional ecology and evolution of hominoid molar enamel thickness: Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii and Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii
    Erin R Vogel
    Department of Anthropology, 1156 High Street, University of California Santa Cruz, CA 95064, United States
    J Hum Evol 55:60-74. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Significance of color, calories, and climate to the visual ecology of catarrhines
    Nathaniel J Dominy
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Am J Primatol 62:189-207. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Why aye-ayes see blue
    Amanda D Melin
    Department of Anthropology, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755, USA
    Am J Primatol 74:185-92. 2012
  9. pmc Primate communication in the pure ultrasound
    Marissa A Ramsier
    Department of Anthropology, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA 95521, USA
    Biol Lett 8:508-11. 2012
  10. pmc Cooperation and individuality among man-eating lions
    Justin D Yeakel
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:19040-3. 2009

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Publications26

  1. ncbi request reprint Evolution of the special senses in primates: past, present, and future
    Nathaniel J Dominy
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol 281:1078-82. 2004
    ..The result is a special issue that both reflects our current understanding of primate sensory modalities and challenges certain fundamental assumptions concerning their evolution...
  2. pmc In tropical lowland rain forests monocots have tougher leaves than dicots, and include a new kind of tough leaf
    Nathaniel J Dominy
    Department of Anthropology, University of California, 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
    Ann Bot 101:1363-77. 2008
    ..Of 15 monocot families with >100 species in TLRF, eight have notably high densities of fibres in the lamina so that high values for toughness are expected...
  3. pmc Stable carbon and nitrogen isotope enrichment in primate tissues
    Brooke E Crowley
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
    Oecologia 164:611-26. 2010
    ..These primate-specific apparent enrichment values will be a valuable tool for cross-species comparisons. Additionally, they will facilitate dietary comparisons between living and fossil primates...
  4. pmc Bornean orangutans on the brink of protein bankruptcy
    Erin R Vogel
    Department of Anthropology, and Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Biol Lett 8:333-6. 2012
    ..Our findings highlight the functional and adaptive value of traits that maximize protein assimilation during periods of ecological exigency...
  5. doi request reprint Foraging and ranging behavior during a fallback episode: Hylobates albibarbis and Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii compared
    Erin R Vogel
    Department of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 140:716-26. 2009
    ..Our approach of integrating behavioral ecology with physical measures of food may be a powerful tool for understanding the functional adaptations of primates...
  6. doi request reprint Functional ecology and evolution of hominoid molar enamel thickness: Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii and Pongo pygmaeus wurmbii
    Erin R Vogel
    Department of Anthropology, 1156 High Street, University of California Santa Cruz, CA 95064, United States
    J Hum Evol 55:60-74. 2008
    ..These data, which are among the first reported for hominoid primates, fill an important empirical void for evaluating the mechanical plausibility of putative hominin food objects...
  7. ncbi request reprint Significance of color, calories, and climate to the visual ecology of catarrhines
    Nathaniel J Dominy
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Am J Primatol 62:189-207. 2004
    ..We also found that primate biomass is higher in seasonal sites. We conclude that these findings are consistent with the notion that routine trichromatic vision evolved in a context where seasonal folivory was pivotal to survival...
  8. ncbi request reprint Why aye-ayes see blue
    Amanda D Melin
    Department of Anthropology, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire 03755, USA
    Am J Primatol 74:185-92. 2012
    ..We speculate that the intact SWS1 opsin pigment gene of aye-ayes is a crepuscular adaptation and we report on the blueness of potential visual targets, such as scent marks and the brilliant blue arils of Ravenala madagascariensis...
  9. pmc Primate communication in the pure ultrasound
    Marissa A Ramsier
    Department of Anthropology, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA 95521, USA
    Biol Lett 8:508-11. 2012
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  10. pmc Cooperation and individuality among man-eating lions
    Justin D Yeakel
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:19040-3. 2009
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  11. doi request reprint Ecological consequences of scaling of chew cycle duration and daily feeding time in primates
    Callum F Ross
    Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, 1027 East 57th Street, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Hum Evol 56:570-85. 2009
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  12. ncbi request reprint Meissner corpuscles and somatosensory acuity: the prehensile appendages of primates and elephants
    Joscelyn N Hoffmann
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol 281:1138-47. 2004
    ..Results show that greater MC density correlates with the extent to which primates are frugivorous; however, locomotor and/or phylogenetic effects cannot be discounted...
  13. pmc Social drive and the evolution of primate hearing
    Marissa A Ramsier
    Department of Anthropology, University of California, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 367:1860-8. 2012
    ..To account for these findings, we develop and test a model of social drive. We hypothesize that social complexity has favoured enhanced hearing sensitivities, especially at higher frequencies...
  14. pmc Inferred L/M cone opsin polymorphism of ancestral tarsiers sheds dim light on the origin of anthropoid primates
    Amanda D Melin
    Department of Anthropology, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 280:20130189. 2013
    ..This interpretation challenges the persistent nocturnal-diurnal dichotomy that has long informed debate on the origin of anthropoid primates...
  15. ncbi request reprint Mechanics and chemistry of rain forest leaves: canopy and understorey compared
    Nathaniel J Dominy
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, 1101 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Exp Bot 54:2007-14. 2003
    ..The implication of these results to the resource availability hypothesis, which proposes trade-offs between physiology and defences against herbivory, is discussed...
  16. ncbi request reprint Historical contingency in the evolution of primate color vision
    Nathaniel J Dominy
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, 1101 East 57th Street, 60637, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Hum Evol 44:25-45. 2003
    ..These results imply a link between the differential evolution of primate color vision and climatic changes during the Eocene-Oligocene transition...
  17. ncbi request reprint Functional morphology, stable isotopes, and human evolution: a model of consilience
    Justin D Yeakel
    Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, 1156 High St, Santa Cruz, California, 95064
    Evolution 68:190-203. 2014
    ..Our model predictions bring consilience to the noted disparity between functional interpretations of megadontia and microwear evidence, particularly with respect to Paranthropus boisei. ..
  18. ncbi request reprint Adaptive function of soil consumption: an in vitro study modeling the human stomach and small intestine
    Nathaniel J Dominy
    Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Chicago, 1101 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Exp Biol 207:319-24. 2004
    ..Adaptive advantages include greater exploitation of marginal plant foods and reduced energetic costs of diarrhoea, factors that could account for the high frequency of geophagy in children and pregnant women across the tropics...
  19. pmc The isotopic ecology of African mole rats informs hypotheses on the evolution of human diet
    Justin D Yeakel
    Department of Anthropology, University of California, 1156 High Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 274:1723-30. 2007
    ..recovered from hominin-bearing deposits. These values overlap those reported for A. africanus and P. robustus and we conclude that the USO hypothesis for hominin diets retains certain plausibility...
  20. ncbi request reprint A brief review of the recent evolution of the human mouth in physiological and nutritional contexts
    Peter W Lucas
    Department of Anthropology, George Washington University, 2110 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20052, USA
    Physiol Behav 89:36-8. 2006
    ..A brief review of the literature suggests several adaptations of the mouth can be interpreted to support this. All probably enhance the efficiency of the physical treatment of food in the mouth...
  21. doi request reprint Evolution of the human pygmy phenotype
    George H Perry
    Department of Human Genetics, University of Chicago, 920 E 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Trends Ecol Evol 24:218-25. 2009
    ..Findings from this area of research are expected to inform interpretations of diversity in the hominin fossil record, including the purported small-bodied species Homo floresiensis...
  22. doi request reprint A comparison of auditory brainstem responses and behavioral estimates of hearing sensitivity in Lemur catta and Nycticebus coucang
    Marissa A Ramsier
    Department of Anthropology, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
    Am J Primatol 72:217-33. 2010
    ..We conclude that the ABR method is a promising technique for estimating primate hearing sensitivity, but that additional data are required to explore its efficacy for estimating low-frequency thresholds...
  23. ncbi request reprint Evolution and function of routine trichromatic vision in primates
    Peter W Lucas
    Department of Anatomy, University of Hong Kong, 21 Sassoon Road, Hong Kong, People s Republic of China
    Evolution 57:2636-43. 2003
    ..There were no similar differences for fruits although red-greenness may sometimes be important in close-range fruit selection. These results suggest that routine trichromacy evolved in a context in which leaf consumption was critical...
  24. pmc Monocot leaves are eaten less than dicot leaves in tropical lowland rain forests: correlations with toughness and leaf presentation
    Peter J Grubb
    Plant Sciences Department, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB2 3EA, UK
    Ann Bot 101:1379-89. 2008
    ....
  25. pmc Diet and the evolution of human amylase gene copy number variation
    George H Perry
    School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA
    Nat Genet 39:1256-60. 2007
    ..Higher AMY1 copy numbers and protein levels probably improve the digestion of starchy foods and may buffer against the fitness-reducing effects of intestinal disease...
  26. ncbi request reprint Light habitats and the role of polarized iridescence in the sensory ecology of neotropical nymphalid butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae)
    Jonathan M Douglas
    School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 4601 USA
    J Exp Biol 210:788-99. 2007
    ..The potential utility of polarized iridescence and iridescent wing coloration within differing ambient spectral environments is discussed to provide a basis for future investigation of the polarized light ecology of butterflies...