Characterizing the body morphology of the first metacarpal in the Homininae using 3D geometric morphometrics

MC1, 3D geometric morphometrics, semi-landmarks, hominins, African apes

Modularity of the Wrist in Extant Hominids

modularity, trait covariation, wrist, hominids

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

Morphological consequences of artificial cranial deformation Modularity and integration

Artificial deformed skulls, modularity, integration, morphometrics

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

Fluctuating asymmetry indicates levels of disturbance between agricultural productions An example in Croatian population of Pterostichus melas melas (Coleptera Carabidae)

Carabid beetles, Beneficial insects, Fluctuating asymmetry, Geometric morphometrics, IPM practices