The University of New Mexico's Department of Anthropology Colloquium Series presents: "Humans: The High Energy Ape," with Herman Pontzer from the Department of Anthropology, CUNY Hunter College on Thursday, May 3 at 4 p.m. in Hibben Hall, room 105.

How do humans fuel the metabolic demands of our big brains, high reproductive rates and long lifespans? New measurements of daily energy expenditure among human hunter-gatherers and our closest relatives, the great apes, suggest that our lineage has evolved greater energy throughput to accomplish these tasks. These studies shed light on the ecological evolution of our species, as well as the current global obesity pandemic.

The colloquium series is free and open to the public. Light refreshments to follow.