Primate evolutionary morphology Assessing ecomorphological questions in extant and extinct anthropoids

Talk at the Oxford Palaeoclub about how to assess ecomorphological questions using the virtual morpho-functional toolkit

Paleontología virtual un conjunto de herramientas emergente para análisis morfo-funcionales en contextos evolutivos

Plenary speaker at the XIII Jornada Chilena de Anatomía

Finite element analysis of the proximal phalanx of the thumb in Hominoidea during simulated stone tool use

FEA, biomechanical performance, hand, primates, hominins

Intervals' method tutorial

Tutorial: How to use R to analyse data from FEA using the intervals’ method We have developed a new method, named the intervals’ method, to analyse data from finite element models in a comparative multivariate framework.

Intervals' method tutorial Part2

Tutorial: How to use R to analyse data from FEA using the intervals’ method Part2: Convergence procedure to estimate an appropiate number of intervals This script corresponds to the convergence procedure used to estimate an appropiate number of interval variables.

New morpho-functional tools

One of my long-standing aims is to understand the relationship between form and ecological function. In order to do this, some colleagues and I are currently developing new methods and approaches in comparative functional morphology to contribute towards this effort.

Getting Its Feet on the Ground Elucidating *Paralouatta*’s Semi-Terrestriality Using the Virtual Morpho-Functional Toolbox

platyrrhine, semi-terrestriality, machine-learning, geometric morphometrics, finite element analysis,Paralouatta, talus

Broad-scale morpho-functional traits of the mandible suggest no hard food adaptation in the hominin lineage

shape, biomechanical performance, mandibles, primates, hominins

The biomechanical importance of the scaphoid-centrale fusion during simulated knuckle-walking and its implications for human locomotor evolution

carpals, biomechanicas, scaphoid, centrale, hominoidea

Virtual ecomorphology

I Congreso Iberoamericano de Morfometría Geométrica