I am interested in studying regeneration, development and biophysical phenomena in marine organisms, especially in the context of ecology and evolution, and making connections between oceanography and developmental biology.
Alec investigates the evolution of cranial form and function using biomechanics, the fossil record, and motor control. Alec is currently studying the evolution of the mammalian middle ear and its impact on feeding mechanics in early mammals.
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 study the way bone is impacted by ecology and behavior, by focusing on the impact of ecology on trabecular bone architecture (TBA) in Xenarthran vertebrae and Carnivoran forelimbs to determine if TBA can be used to determine fossil ecologies.