Halmi Insani

Graduate of the Doctoral Course

Department of Evolution and Phylogeny


  • Island biogeography
  • Morphological evolution of mammals
  • Paleoprimatology
  • Museology and conservation of natural history collections


2014 – present : Curator, Vertebrate Paleontology Division, Geological Museum, Indonesia

2011 – 2013: M.Sc. Dipartimento Biologia ed Evoluzione, Universita degli Studi di Ferrara, Italy and Institute Paleontologie Humaine, Musee National d’Histoire Naturelle, France.

2007 – 2011 B.Sc. Geology, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia

Current Projects

My research focuses on ecomorphological transformation of skulls and teeth, linking dynamic island paleobiogeographic processes and body-size/shape changes. The general aims of my studies are to:

  • Document the long-term evolutionary history of insular Southeast Asian non-human primates by examining specimens of living species as well as paleontological and archaeological remains
  • Develop 2D and 3D models to reconstruct craniodental morphological changes over geologic time under geographic factors such as latitude, insularity, island size, and duration of island isolation.


Section of Systematics and Phylogeny

Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University

4th floor, room no. 410-412

Kanrin 41-2

Inuyama, Aichi 484-8506