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Kathleen M. Muldoon, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Anatomy
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Anthropology


2006, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis
2003, A.M., Washington University in St. Louis
2000, M.A., University of Toronto
1999, H.B.Sc., University of Toronto


Contact Information:

Dartmouth Medical School
Department of Anatomy
HB 7100
Hanover NH 03755

Office: Remsen 230
Phone: 603-650-1638
Fax: 603-650-1637
Email: Kathleen.M.Muldoon[at]dartmouth.edu

Assistant: Colleen King
Asst. Phone: 603-650-1636
Asst. Email: Colleen.B.King[at]dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests:

Teaching: Evolutionary perspectives on human anatomy and human variation; Development of innovative teaching tools

Research: Primate evolution and ecology; Vertebrate paleontology, Paleoecology and biogeography; Paleobiology; Conservation; Madagascar

Grant Information:

2013 American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grant
2008-10, 2013 The Claire Garber Goodman Fund
2009, American Association of Physical Anthropology Professional Development Grant
2007, American Philosophical Society Franklin Research Grant

Courses Taught:

Human Anatomy and Embryology (ANAT 111 & 112)
Human Osteology (ANTH 043)
Primate Extinctions: Past and Present (ANTH 50.09)

Selected Publications:


  • Muldoon KM, Crowley BE, Godfrey LR, Rasoamiaramanana A, Aronson A, Jernvall J, Wright PC, Simons EL (2012) Early Holocene fauna from a new subfossil site: a first assessment from Christmas River, south central Madagascar. Madagascar Conservation and Development 7, 23-29

  • Kamilar JM, Muldoon KM, Lehman SM, and Herrera J (2012) Testing Bergmann’s rule and the resource seasonality hypothesis in Malagasy primates using GIS-based climate data. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 147, 401-408.

  • Burrows AM, Muldoon KM, Sylvester AD, eds (2011) New Models and Insights into Primate Evolutionary Morphology (Special Issue). Anatomy Research International (doi:10.1155/2011/895175/)

  • Muchlinski MN, Godfrey LR, Muldoon KM, and Tongasoa L (2011) Evidence for dietary niche separation based on infraorbital foramen size variation among subfossil lemurs. Folia Primatologica 81, 330-345

  • Kamilar JM and Muldoon KM (2010) Climatic niche diversity of Malagasy primates: a phylogenetic perspective. PLOS One 5, e11073.

  • Muldoon KM (2010) Paleoenvironment of Ankilitelo Cave (late Holocene, southwestern Madagascar): implications for the extinction of giant lemurs. Journal of Human Evolution 58: 338-352

  • Muldoon KM and Goodman SM (2010) Ecological biogeography of Malagasy non-volant mammals: community structure is correlated with habitat. Journal of Biogeography 37: 1144-1159

  • Muldoon KM, DeBlieux DD, Simons EL, and Chatrath PS (2009) The subfossil occurrence and paleoecological significance of small mammals at Ankilitelo Cave, southwestern Madagascar. Journal of Mammalogy 90, 1111-1131

  • Muldoon KM and Simons EL (2007) Ecogeographic size variation in small-bodied subfossil primates from Ankilitelo, SW Madagascar. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 134, 152-161.

  • Kelley EA, Sussman RW and Muldoon KM (2007) The status of lemur species at Antserananomby: an update. Primate Conservation 22, 71-77.