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CV & Google Scholar

                                      Google Scholar profile

Best, A. (2021). Why does strength training improve endurance performance? American Journal of Human Biology. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/ajhb.23526?casa_token=Kg_UQwoTS4sAAAAA%3AR882WSfgbTpkP8H_xF1NxbJXZVBETzuKrP2Ie0kig9XzQahgyvT5T1NhyZsRj1HviHXksyEk-bBYYg

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. 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0306456519302645

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. 

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0047248417303652


Best A, Holt B, Troy K, Hamill J (2017). Trabecular bone in the calcaneus of runners. PLoS ONE12(11): e0188200. 

https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0188200

Best, A., & Braun, B. (2017). Using a novel data resource to explore heart rate during mountain and road running. Physiological Reports, 5(8), e13256.

http://physreports.physiology.org/content/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  

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Peer-Reviewed Publications

Press/Media

Podcast guest: "Limits of human expenditure". Koopcast. 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."  

https://www.umass.edu/sbs/news/students/don%E2%80%99t-sweat-it-anthropological-look-science-perspiration

July 2019, featured in PBS Nova: "Cool down with the slick science of sweat.

https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/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." 

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/09/broken-gene-may-have-turned-our-ancestors-marathoners-and-helped-humans-conquer-world

Summer 2018, featured in UMass Magazine: "Inquiring Minds".

 https://www.umass.edu/magazine/summer-2018/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.

Public talks

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