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Young M, Richard D, Grabowski M, Auerbach BM, de Bakker BS, Hagoort J, Muthuirulan P, Kharkar V, Kurki HK, Betti L, Birkenstock L, Lewton KL, and Capellini TD 2022. The developmental impacts of natural selection on human pelvic morphology. Science Advances 8: eabq4884.

Betti L 2021. Shaping birth: variation in the birth canal and the importance of inclusive obstetric care. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 376: 20200024.

Betti L, Beyer R., Jones ER, Eriksson A, Tassi F, Siska V, Leonardi M, Maisano Delser P, Bentley L, Nigst PR, Stock JT, Pinhasi R, and Manica A 2020. Climate shaped how Neolithic farmers and European hunter-gatherers interacted after a major slowdown from 6,100 BCE to 4,500 BCE. Nature Human Behaviour 4: 1004–1010.

Betti L, Shaw P, and Behrends V 2020. Acceptance of biological evolution in first-year Life Sciences university students. Science & Education 29: 395–409.

Betti L and Manica A 2018. Human variation in the shape of the birth canal is significant and geographically structured. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 285: 20181807.

Betti L 2017. Human variation in pelvic shape and the effects of climate and past population history. The Anatomical Record 300: 687–697.

Betti L, Lycett SJ, von Cramon-Taubadel N, and Pearson OM 2015. Are human hands and feet affected by climate? A test of Allen’s Rule. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 158: 132–140.

Betti L, von Cramon-Taubadel N, Manica A, and Lycett SJ 2014. The interaction of neutral evolutionary processes with climatically-driven adaptive changes in the 3D shape of the human os coxae. Journal of Human Evolution 73: 64–74.

Betti L 2014. Sexual dimorphism in the size and shape of the os coxae and the effects of micro-evolutionary processes. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 153: 167–177.

Betti L, von Cramon-Taubadel N, Manica A, and Lycett SJ 2013. Global geometric morphometric analyses of the human pelvis reveal substantial neutral population history effects, even across sexes. PLOS ONE 8: e55909.

Eriksson A, Betti L, Friend AD, Lycett SJ, Singarayer JS, Von Cramon-Taubadel N, Valdes PJ, Balloux F, and Manica A 2012. Late Pleistocene climate change and the global expansion of anatomically modern humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA 109: 16089–16094.

Betti L, von Cramon-Taubadel N, and Lycett SJ 2012. Human pelvis and long bones reveal differential preservation of ancient population history and migration out of Africa. Human Biology 84: 139–152.

Betti L, Balloux F, Hanihara T, and Manica A 2010. The relative role of drift and selection in shaping the human skull. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 141: 76–82.

Betti L, Balloux F, Amos W, Hanihara T, and Manica A 2009. Ancient demography, not climate, explains within-population phenotypic diversity in humans. Proceeding of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 276: 809–814.

Lay summaries

Betti L, and Manica A 2019. Women’s birth canals are extremely variable in shape. The Science Breaker.

Cattaneo C, Porta D, Mazzucchi A, Steffenini D, Betti L, De Angelis D 2007. Lo scheletro al servizio dell’archeologia. In Milano Antica V secolo a.C. – V secolo d.C., guida alla mostra permanente. Edizioni Et, Milano. pp. 131–138.

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