FEA

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

Elucidating Paralouatta’s semi-terrestriality using the virtual morpho-functional toolbox

AAPA 2020 podium presentation

Inferring locomotor behaviours in Miocene New World monkeys using finite element analysis, geometric morphometrics and machine-learning classification techniques applied to talar morphology

Platyrrhini, finite-element modelling,morphometrics, talus, statistical learning, positional behaviour