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Best, A. W., Lieberman, D. E., Gerson, A. R., Holt, B. M., & Kamilar, J. M. (2023). Variation in human functional eccrine gland density and its implications for the evolution of human sweating. American Journal of Biological Anthropology. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ajpa.24723
Best, A. (2021). Why does strength training improve endurance performance? American Journal of Human Biology. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ajhb.23526
Dorshorst, T., Gold, C., & Best, A. (2021). The 90th annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists. Evolutionary Anthropology: Issues, News, and Reviews, 30(4), 230-232.
Best, A., Lieberman, D. E., & Kamilar, J. M. (2019). Diversity and evolution of human eccrine sweat gland density. Journal of Thermal Biology.
Best, A. and Kamilar, J.M. (2018). The evolution of eccrine sweat glands in human and nonhuman primates. Journal of Human Evolution, 117(4), 33- 43.
Best A, Holt B, Troy K, Hamill J (2017). Trabecular bone in the calcaneus of runners. PLoS ONE12(11): e0188200.
Best, A., & Braun, B. (2017). Using a novel data resource to explore heart rate during mountain and road running. Physiological Reports, 5(8), e13256.
Godfrey, L. R., Crowley, B. E., Muldoon, K. M., Kelley, E. A., King, S. J., Best, A. W. and Berthaume, M. A. (2016), What did Hadropithecus eat, and why should paleoanthropologists care?. American Journal of Primatology, 78: 1098–1112. doi:10.1002/ajp.22506
Podcast guest, Mikkipedia, episode 138. March 2023. link
Podcast guest, Koopcast, episode157. December 2022. link
July 2022, featured in The Edge: "9 surprising things sweat can reveal about your health." https://honehealth.com/edge/health/benefits-of-sweating/?fbclid=IwAR1MZhQp3xpxYUzrx6MrV2q6P-C7iICpsOVq7_AhWXZ65V5aeCb_80hsKtY
July 2021, featured in The Scientist: "Giving sweat the respect it deserves." https://www.the-scientist.com/reading-frames/giving-sweat-the-respect-it-deserves-68855
July 2021, featured in the book The Joy of Sweat: The Strange Science of Perspiration by Sarah Everts. https://wwnorton.com/books/9780393635676
Podcast guest: "Short and Sweat". Origin Stories, Leakey Foundation Podcast. September 2021. podcast link
November 2020, featured in Outside Online: "Rethinking the Cross-Training Paradox." https://www.outsideonline.com/2419022/rethinking-cross-training-paradox
Podcast guest: "How humans evolved to sweat". Let's Talk About Sweat, episode 3. April 2020. video
November 2019, UMass College of Social and Behavioral Sciences news: "Don't Sweat it: An Anthropological Look at the Science of Perspiration."
July 2019, featured in PBS Nova: "Cool down with the slick science of sweat."
September 2018, quoted in Science Magazine: "This broken gene may have turned our ancestors into marathoners—and helped humans conquer the world."
Summer 2018, featured in UMass Magazine: "Inquiring Minds".
Lecture: "Ultramarathoners and the limits of human energy expenditure". University of Massachusetts Anthropology Facets of Evolution Colloqium series. November 2022. video
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Lecture: "Beating the heat: How sweating helped make us human". Mount Holyoke College Biological Sciences Seminar Series, March 2020. video
Lecture: "Beating the heat: How sweating helped make us human". Waikato Institute of Technology Research Bytes Seminar Series. April 2020. video
Lecture: "Endurance Running and Human Evolution". Sugarloaf Mountain Athletic Club annual dinner, 2016.