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Nanda Grow

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Biological Anthropology

Lecturer


Educational Background

PhD, Biological Anthropology, Texas A&M University, 2013
Altitudinal Effects on the Behavior and Morphology of Pygmy Tarsiers (Tarsius pumilus) in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
MA, Biological Anthropology, Texas A&M University, 2011
BA, Biological Anthropology, (Mathematics), Arizona State University, 2004

Biography

I am a biological anthropologist who specializes in primatology and behavioral ecology. I take an evolutionary approach to understanding the ecological, morphological, and genetic context for primate behavioral adaptations.


Teaching Interests

Biological anthropology, evolutionary biology, primatology, primate evolution, primate behavior, human behavioral ecology, human variation, evolution of sex, evolution of culture

Research Interests

Behavioral ecology, primate evolution and adaptation, altitudinal variation in primate behavior and biology, Tarsier biogeography and speciation, high-altitude primates, body size evolution, Tarsius pumilus, conservation biology

Awards

Postdoctoral Researcher, 2014

Oxford Brookes University

Dissertation Fellowship, 2012

Texas A&M University

Vision 2020 Dissertation Award, 2012

Texas A&M College of Liberal Arts

Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, 2010

National Science Foundation

Regents Fellowship, 2006

Texas A&M University

Publications - Abstracts

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      Publications - Curriculum

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        Publications - Journal Articles

          Academic Journal

        • Bailey, K.E, Grow, N., (2017). The relationship of the glenoid fossa and acromion process as a predictor of locomotor behavior. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 162:S64, 108.
        • Gursky, S., Salibay, C., Grow, N., Fields, L., (2017). Impact of Typhoon Haiyan on a Philippine Tarsier Population. Folia Primatologica, 88:4, 323-332. doi: https://doi.org/10.1159/000479404
        • Grow, N., Bailey, K., Gursky, S., (2016). Ultrasonic vocalizations by montane pygmy tarsiers, Tarsius pumilus. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 159:S62, 162.
        • Grow, N., Teti, W., Nekaris, K., (2015). Venom usage, anti-predatory chemical behaviors, and responses to predators among slow lorises (Nycticebus spp.). American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 156:S60, 153.
        • Grow, N., Wirdateti, , Nekaris, K.A, (2015). Does toxic defence in Nycticebus spp. relate to ectoparasites? the lethal effects of slow loris venom on arthropods. Toxicon, 95, 1-5.
        • Grow, N., Gursky, S., Duma, Y., (2013). Altitude and forest edges influence the density and distribution of pygmy tarsiers (Tarsius pumilus). American Journal of Primatology, 75:5, 464-477.
        • Grow, N., (2012). Constraints on sexually selected traits in a high-altitude tarsier species, Tarsius pumilus.. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 147:S54, 156–156.
        • Jones, R., Packard, J., Grow, N., Krzton, A., Pope, T., Ward, M., Eyres, A., Snodgrass, K., Dekker, C., Haefele, H., (2010). Assessing long-term changes in social wellbeing: case study of a vasectomized African Waterbuck. College Station: Texas A&M University. Report nr BS10, 1:9
        • Grow, N., Gursky-Doyen, S., (2010). Preliminary Data on the Behavior, Ecology, and Morphology of Pygmy Tarsiers (Tarsius pumilus). International Journal of Primatology, 31:6, 1174-1191.
        • Gursky-Doyen, S., Grow, N., (2009). Elusive highland pygmy tarsier rediscovered in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Oryx, 43:2, 173-174.

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        Publications - Literary Journal

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          Publications - MultiMedia

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                Scheduled Teaching

                ANTH 4800 - Behavioral Ecology, Spring 2018

                ANTH 3200 - Perspectives on Race, Spring 2018

                ANTH 3200 - Perspectives on Race (Online), Spring 2018

                ANTH 1099 - Resources in Anthropology (Online), Spring 2018

                ANTH 2010 - Peoples of the Contemporary World, Fall 2017

                ANTH 2010 - Peoples of the Contemporary World, Fall 2017

                ANTH 3200 - Perspectives on Race, Fall 2017

                ANTH 3200 - Perspectives on Race (Online), Fall 2017

                ANTH 1099 - Resources in Anthropology (Online), Fall 2017

                ANTH 1099 - Resources in Anthropology at USU, Fall 2017

                ANTH 3200 - Perspectives on Race (Online), Summer 2017

                ANTH 4800 - Behavioral Ecology, Spring 2017

                ANTH 3200 - Perspectives on Race, Spring 2017

                ANTH 4800 - Primate Behavior, Spring 2017

                ANTH 1020 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Fall 2016

                ANTH 4800 - Introduction to the Living Primates, Fall 2016

                ANTH 3200 - Perspectives on Race, Spring 2016

                ANTH 4800 - Primate Behavior, Spring 2016

                ANTh 4800 - Sex, Evolution, and Health, Spring 2016

                ANTH 2010 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Fall 2015

                ANTH 4800 - Introduction to the Living Primates, Fall 2015

                ANTH 3200 - Behavioral Ecology, Spring 2015

                ANTH 3200 - Perspectives on Race, Spring 2015

                ANTH 4800 - Sex, Evolution, and Health, Spring 2015

                ANTH 2010 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology, Fall 2014

                ANTH 4800 - Introduction to the Living Primates, Fall 2014


                Graduate Students Mentored