Early Hominin Paleoecology and Implications for Human Evolution
Dr. Denise Su is the Director of Partnerships and Programs and Curator of Paleobotany and Paleoecology at the Cleveland Museum of Natural. She is an expert in paleoecological reconstruction. Her research explores environments in which our early ancestors lived in order to provide insight into whether environmental factors shaped the trajectory of hominin evolution. She conducts fieldwork at Mio-Pliocene sites in Africa and China, results of which have informed us of the environmental conditions under which our early hominin ancestors evolved. Her research has been published in Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Journal of Human Evolution and other specialty journals and featured on various general science and news outlets, including Science Friday, New York Times, CNN, BBC.
Dr. Su holds a B.A. from University of California, Berkeley and M.A. and Ph.D. from New York University.