Learn how research on chimpanzee and gorilla anatomy has been applied to understanding differences in females and males, the transformation of infants to adults, and evaluating fossil humans.
This research even played a role in the creation of the movie "Tarzan of the Apes."
Adrienne Zihlman is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at University of California, Santa Cruz.
Zihlman's research interests are in primate and human evolution. Her publications cover topics on the evolution of human locomotion, chimpanzee and gorilla anatomy, sexual dimorphism, growth and development, and the role of women in evolution. She is co-editor of The Evolving Female: A Life History Perspective and author of The Human Evolution Coloring Book. A book on comparative ape anatomy is in progress. She is a Fellow and Science Trustee of the California Academy of Sciences.