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Courtney Hofman

College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Anthropology, The University of Oklahoma website wordmark
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Courtney Hofman

Courtney Hofman

Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Maryland, 2015

Office: Dale Hall Tower 510
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Research Interests

Ancient DNA, microbiomes, historical ecology, coastal, archaeology, genomics, translocations, zooarchaeology, conservation genetics, high-throughput DNA sequencing, bioinformatics, human-environment interactions, archaeogenomics, domestication, and science education

Recent Publications

2016 Hofman, C.A , T.C. Rick, J.E. Maldonado, P.W. Collins, J.M Erlandson, W.C. Funk, R.C. Fleischer, C. Smith, T.S. Sillett, K.Ralls, W. Teeter, R. Vellanoweth, S.D. Newsome. Tracking the diet of an island canid across 7300 years of human cultural and environmental change. Quaternary Science Reviews. 146:147-160.

2016 Jeong C., A.T. Ozga, D. Witonsky, H. Malmström, H. Edlund, C.A. Hofman, R. Hagan, M. Jakobsson, C.M. Lewis, Jr., M. Aldenderfer, A. Di Rienzo, C. Warinner. Long-term genetic stability and a high altitude East Asian origin for the peoples of the high valleys of the Himalayan arc. PNAS. Early Edition.

2016 Rick, T.C., L. Reeder-Myers, C.A. Hofman, D. Breitburg, R. Lockwood, G. Henkes, L. Kellogg, D. Lowery, M. Luckenbach, R.L. Mann, M. Ogburn, M.J. Southworth, J. Wah, J. Wesson, A.H. Hines. Millennial-Scale Sustainability of the Chesapeake Bay Native American Oyster Fishery. PNAS. Early Edition.

2016 West, C.F., S.M. Dunning, S. Ebbert, C.A. Hofman, P.A. Saltonstall, J. Withrow. Archaeology and Invasive Species Management: The Chirikof Island Project. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology. 00:1-5.

2016 Funk, W.C, R.E. Lovich, P.A. Hohenlohe, C.A. Hofman, S.A. Morrison, T.S. Sillett, C.K. Ghalambor, J.E. Maldonado, T.C. Rick, M.D. Day, N.R. Polato, S.W. Fitzpatrick, T.J. Coonan, K.R. Crooks, A. Dillon, D.K. Garcelon, J.L. King, C.L. Boser, L.M. Lyren, E.E. Boydston, N. Gould, W.F. Andelt. Drift drives divergence: genomic analysis of the evolutionary mechanisms causing genetic differentiation in the island fox (Urocyon littoralis). Molecular Ecology. Early View. 

2016 Ozga, Andrew T., Maria A. Nieves-Colon, Tanvi P. Honap, Krithivasan Sankaranarayanan, Courtney A. Hofman, George R. Milner, Cecil M. Lewis Jr., Anne C. Stone, and Christina Warinner. Successful Enrichment and Recovery of Whole Mitochondrial Genomes From Ancient Human Dental Calculus.American Journal of Physical Anthropology. Early View.

2015 Hofman, Courtney A., Torben C. Rick, Robert Fleischer, Jesus Maldonado. Conservation Archaeogenomics: Ancient DNA and Biodiversity in the Anthropocene. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 30:9, 540-549. 

2015 Hofman, Courtney A., Torben C. Rick, Melissa Hawkins, W. Chris Funk, Katherine Ralls, Christina Boser, Paul W. Collins, Tim Coonan, Julie King, Scott Morrison, Seth D. Newsome, T. Scott Sillett, Robert Fleischer, Jesus Maldonado. Mitochondrial genomes suggest rapid evolution of dwarf California Channel Islands foxes (Urocyon littoralis). PLOS One 10:2. 

2015 Hawkin, Melissa, Courtney A. Hofman, Taylor Callicrate, Molly McDonough, Mirian Tsuchiya, Eliecer Gutierrez, Kristofer Helgen, Jesus Maldonado. In Solution Hybridization for Mammalian Mitogenome enrichment: Pros, Cons, and Challenges Associated with Multiplexing Degraded DNA. Molecular Ecology Resources Early View. 

2014 Rick, Torben C., T. Scott Sillett, Cameron K. Ghalambor, Courtney A. Hofman, Katherine Ralls, R. Scott Anderson, Christina Boser, Todd J. Braje, Dan Cayan, Terry Chesser, Paul W. Collins, Jon M. Erlandson, Kate R. Faulkner, W. Chris Funk, Robert Fleischer, Ann Huston, Julie King, Lyndal Laughrin, Kathryn McEachern, Jesus Maldonado, Daniel R. Muhs, Seth D. Newsome, Leslie Reeder-Myers, Christopher Still, Scott A. Morrison. Ecological Change on California’s Channel Islands from the Pleistocene to the Anthropocene. BioScience, 64:8, 680-692. 

2014 Hofman, Courtney A., Torben C. Rick. The Dogs of CA-SRI-2: Zooarchaeology, Diet and Context  of Canis familiaris from Santa Rosa Island, California, USA.  Ethnobiology Letters 5, 65-76. 

2012  Rick,Torben C., Courtney A. Hofman, Todd J. Braje, Jesus Maldonado, T. Scott Sillett, Kevin Danchisko, Jon M. Erlandson. Flightless ducks, giant mice, and pygmy mammoths: Late Quaternary extinctions on California’s Channel Islands. World Archaeology 44:1, 3-20.