New tools

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

Morpho-functional analyses of the primate skeleton applying 3D geometric morphometrics, finite element analysis and phylogenetic comparative methods to assess ecomorphological questions in extant and extinct anthropoids

PhD dissertation

The intervals method a new approach to analyse finite element outputs using multivariate statistics

Biomechanics, Finite element analysis, Cingulata, Armadillos, Chewing mechanics, Multivariate analysis

A biomechanical approach to understand the ecomorphological relationship between primate mandibles and diet

biomechanics, FEA, shape, mandible, primates