Dr. Laura Buck was a short-term fellow at the DFG centre from January to March 2017. She is a Biological Anthropologist whose main research interests are in the determinants of hominin skeletal morphology. Her research methods include virtual anthropology, computed tomography and geometric morphometric methods. Following a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology at the University of Durham and an MPhil at the University of Cambridge, she completed her PhD as a joint degree between the Natural History Museum, London and Roehampton University. Laura was leading the project “Adaptation to Environmental Variation: the Colonisation of the Japanese Archipelago” at the University of Cambridge, where she was a postdoctoral research fellow. This was a strand of the European Research Council Project "Adaptation, Dispersals and Phenotype" (ERC-CG ADaPt) led by Dr. Jay Stock. In addition, she served as the Co-Chair of the Cambridge Biotomography Centre and was a Scientific Associate at the Natural History Museum. During her fellowship, Laura collaborated with other members of the DFG centre on the reconstruction of Kabua I, a fossil hominin from West Turkana, Kenya.