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Dr Pere Ibáñez-Gimeno


2011-2015: PhD Biodiversity (Biological Anthropology), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

2009-2010: MSc Human Biology, Universitat de Barcelona and Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain

2005-2009: BA Biology, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain


Research Interests

My research focuses on the structural, morphological and biomechanical variation of the hominoid postcranial skeleton. I am interested in how the skeleton adapts to its functional requirements and how neutral and selective processes contribute to its shape.

Part of my previous research investigated the rotational efficiency of the forearm in extant hominoids with the main purpose of determining whether it reflects locomotor and manipulative abilities in each taxon. Inference of function in fossil hominoids is one of the main applications of this research line.

I am presently involved in the ERC-funded ADaPt project, where I am investigating how climate, activity and genetic phylogeny affect the shape of the postcranial skeleton in hunter-gatherers, particularly in the late Pleistocene and Holocene.


Research Supervision

Research Supervisor: Dr Jay Stock

Key Publications

Ibáñez-Gimeno P, Galtés I, Jordana X, Manyosa J, Malgosa A. 2015. Activity-related sexual dimorphism in Alaskan foragers from Point Hope: Evidences from the upper-limb. Anthropologischer Anzeiger 72(4):473-489. DOI: 10.1127/anthranz/2015/0505. 

Ibáñez-Gimeno P, Galtés I, Manyosa J, Malgosa A, Jordana X. 2014. Analysis of the forearm rotational efficiency in extant hominoids: New insights into the functional implications of the upper-limb skeletal structure. Journal of Human Evolution 76:165-176. DOI: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2014.08.004. 

Ibáñez-Gimeno P, Galtés I, Jordana X, Malgosa A, Manyosa J. 2014. Biomechanics of forearm rotation: Force and efficiency of pronator teres. PLoS ONE 9(2):e90319. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0090319. 

Ibáñez-Gimeno P, Galtés I, Jordana X, Fiorin E, Manyosa J, Malgosa A. 2013. Entheseal changes and functional implications of the humeral medial epicondyle. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 23(2):211-220. DOI: 10.1002/oa.2299. 

Ibáñez-Gimeno P, De Esteban-Trivigno S, Jordana X, Manyosa J, Malgosa A, Galtés I. 2013. Functional plasticity of the human humerus: Shape, rigidity and muscular entheses. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 150(4):609-617. DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.22234. 

Ibáñez-Gimeno P, Jordana X, Manyosa J, Malgosa A, Galtés I. 2012. 3D analysis of forearm rotational efficiency variation in humans. The Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology 295(7):1092-1100. DOI: 10.1002/ar.22483.