Hannah is interested in the functional morphology and evolution of the hominin shoulder girdle. Her dissertation work aims to explore locomotor adaptation in the australopithecines via an integrative form-function study of hominoid clavicle morphology.
Sam takes an integrative approach to studying fish skull movement in 3-dimensions, using wrasses (family Labridae) as her model system, and exploring how ligaments function in fish skulls, to add to our understanding of the biomechanics of fish feeding.
I investigate how skeletal morphologies change in evolution. I incorporate data from the fossil record to determine what anatomical adaptations have occurred, and developmental data to probe how these changes might have happened.
Understanding spatial variability and temporal shifts in early hominin paleoecology by integrating diverse data such as stable isotopes and faunal ecomorphology to describe past environmental conditions.
Alexa is interested in the anatomy and morphology of the locomotor system in mammals. Her dissertation work investigates the association between limb morphology and ecology in extant and fossil ruminant mammals.
I am broadly interested in the origin and evolution of the mammalian feeding system. I am currently investigating the evolutionary transformation of the hyoid bones, and the impact of different hyoid morphotypes on swallowing biomechanics.