Daniel E. Lieberman
Evolution and Ecology
Dr. Lieberman has contributed fundamental knowledge to the evolution of human functional morphology and major events in the evolution of humans from great ape ancestors. He is a leading interpreter of the evolution of the human skull and the significance of functional changes during primate evolution. He proposed the novel hypothesis that the evolution of long-distance running was crucial to humans' success during the Pleistocene. He has greatly improved our understanding of hominin evolution, and has helped place humans' diverse social, behavioral and morphological adaptations in to the broader context of African environmental change.