Dr Cara Wall-Scheffler

About My Research

I have my PhD in Biological Anthropology and currently work in the department of Biology at Seattle Pacific University.  My main research interest focuses around evolutionary tradeoffs throughout the human lineage. I am especially interested in the tradeoffs inherent in the mobility strategies of extinct and extant populations, and how populations balance access to resources, thermoregulation and reproduction.  I am particularly focused on the role of sexual dimorphism and sex differences in physiology as they relate to differences in male and female resource acquisition strategies. To better understand tradeoff strategies, I integrate biomechanics, locomotor energetics, telemetry physiology, paleontology, archaeozoology and behavioral ecology. My students currently are involved in projects in all of these areas.

If you are interested in reading about men and women walking together, please click HERE

If you are interested in reading about the energetic cost of running with strollers, please click HERE

If you are interested in reading about why walking with children is different from other kinds of walking, please click HERE

Please follow me on Twitter: @WallScheffler



If you are interested in submitting an abstract to the AAPA Undergraduate Symposium, please note that we now have an application process.  The deadline for the 2019 meetings in Cleveland will be February 1, 2019. The application is forthcoming.


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  1. […] detailed presentation of human (Homo sapiens) and neanderthal (Homo neanderthalensis) evolution by Cara Wall-Scheffler (Seattle Pacific University).  Neanderthals used tools, buried their dead, and took care of their sick and elderly. They had […]

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