My research interests primarily revolve around the use of computational methods to evaluate morphology in extinct vertebrates and how it relates to mechanical and ecological function as well as broad-scale evolutionary trends. All taxonomic groups are potentially of interest to me, though I am particularly drawn to animals with unusual morphologies that were very different from any living taxa. I am also rather interested in morphological changes associated with major evolutionary transitions, such as evolving from an aquatic to terrestrial lifestyle or vice versa.
Past Research Projects
Allometry of the pterosaur wing
Phylogenetic patterns of pterosaur wing skeleton anatomy, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, 71st Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV (2011)
Allometric scaling of pterosaur forelimb elements, Flugsaurier 2010: 3rd International Symposium on Pterosaurs, Beijing, China (2010)