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Gabriel SaffaGabriel Šaffa is a visiting Erasmus trainee for Summer 2016. He completed his bachelor and master degrees in ecology at Prešov University in Slovakia. His scientific interests are in human evolutionary ecology, with an emphasis on the role that the environment plays in shaping dietary adaptations and dietary niche construction. Currently, his work is focused on particular aspects of human life history, including the timing of menarche. During his time at the DFG Center, he will be working with isotopic data from South American populations across varying ecological settings in order to understand the patterns of weaning in hunter-gatherer and agricultural populations.

Education
2014 – 2016M.Sc. Ecology, University in Prešov, (thesis: Is menarche timing in humans an adaptation to cooperative breeding?)
2011 - 2014B. Sc. Ecology, University in Prešov, (thesis: Human adaptations to diet from the perspective of evolutionary ecology)
2008 - 2010Philosophy, P. J. Šafárik’s University in Košice
2004 - 2008Gymnasium, Vranov nad Topľou
Stays Abroad
2015England, field work (stone tools excavating) in New Castle, (project of Max-Planck research group on Plant foods in hominin dietary ecology)
2015Germany, Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Erasmus traineeship
2015Kenya, Africa, participation in research project on ectoparasites of birds
2012Poland, educational course of ecology
 

Contact Information

  • Position Title: Erasmus Trainee
  • E-mail address: gabriel.saffa[at]azet.sk
 

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