• This research paper should be a minimum length of 5-pages of written text, which does not include the title
page or reference pages. Topic must be related to Human Behavioral Ecology.
• Formatting: Double-spaced, 12 pt font, Times New Roman font. 1-inch margins on the top and bottom and sides.
Don’t use some crazy spacing and margins, or I will count off.
• Must provide in-text citations for any claims that are not your own and the corresponding references in APA
format. Do not include references that are not cited in the manuscript.
• Only PDF or Word documents will be accepted in Canvas. No other formatting is allowed.
• Avoid using quotations! Put the findings into your own words and cite the source.
• The topic of the term paper should fall within the broad scope of some aspect of Human Behavior Ecology. Most
importantly, however, the choice of topic for the term paper topic should synergize with your scholarly interests.
If you are unsure if your topic meets these criteria, email me, and we can set up a zoom meeting to discuss and
brainstorm further. The purpose of the Outline draft is also a time for me to check to see if this topic is
• Your paper should include a clear Title Page (title of paper, class name, class section, your name, date)
• This research paper should be a minimum length of 5-pages of written text, which does not include the Title Page
or Reference Page
• If you use any figures in your text, be sure to label the figure underneath the image with a brief description (e.g.,
Figure 1: brief description; Figure 2: brief description). Keep the number of figures used to a minimum if you
choose to include any figures.
• Must have a minimum of 10 APA formatted references and in-text citations.6
Reference Page should be located on a separate page at the end of the manuscript in APA format.
References should be listed alphabetically and have a minimum of 10 scholarly sources (peer reviewed
journal articles or books only.
o NEWS ARTICLES ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE AS PART OF THE 10 SCHOLARY REFERENCES
REQUIREMENTS). For details on APA formatting, kindly refer to this page:
• Every claim that you state in your paper that is not your own work or idea must be properly cited using APA
guidelines for APA format.
Use this outline I made
The human diet has undergone significant changes throughout evolution, shaped by environmental factors, cultural practices, and biological adaptations. This scientific review paper aims to explore the intricate relationship between human evolution and dietary patterns. By delving into the evolutionary history of dietary habits, we seek to address the question of how the interplay between genetic factors and environmental pressures has influenced the development of diverse dietary strategies in human populations. Drawing upon existing research in the field, we will examine the evolutionary adaptations that have allowed humans to thrive on a variety of diets, ranging from hunter-gatherer societies to agricultural communities. This exploration will provide insights into the complex ways in which human biology and diet have coevolved, shedding light on the adaptive mechanisms that have shaped our nutritional needs over time.
Contextualizing the topic of human evolution and dietary patterns
Providing a roadmap for the review paper
Evolutionary Adaptations to Hypoxia
Investigating physiological responses to high-altitude living
Comparing adaptations among Tibetan, Himalayan, and Ethiopian populations
Exploring the historical context of migration and its influence on adaptive mechanisms
Dietary Strategies in Hunter-Gatherer Societies
Analyzing the nutritional practices of early human populations
Examining the impact of foraging on dietary composition
Identifying genetic adaptations to diverse diets in hunter-gatherer communities
Agricultural Revolution and Dietary Shifts
Investigating the transition from foraging to agriculture
Examining the effects of sedentary lifestyles on dietary patterns
Exploring genetic adaptations to new food sources
Synthesis and Future Directions
Summarizing key findings from evolutionary and dietary perspectives
Discussing implications for contemporary human health
Proposing avenues for future research on human evolution and dietary patterns