Congratulations to the Pierce Lab for a wonderful showing at ICVM Prague 2019!
Here's a summary:
1) Stephanie presented the turtle humerus adaptive landscape study in the symposium: Ecology, biomechanics and evolutionary constraints in vertebrate trait diversification – hoted by Brandon Kilbourne, Bárbara M.A. Costa, Daniela M. Rossoni. No picture...
2) Mark Wright presented his work on mammal hindlimb muscle evolution:
3) Zach Morris demonstrated how extant crocodylian skull development can inform patterns of skull shape evolution:
4) Katrina Jones wowed the audience with synapsid axial functional evolution. She presented in the symposium: The axial skeleton: diversity, patterning and function – hosted by Christine Böhmer, Emily Buchholtz.
5) Phil Fahn-Lai described how the musculoskeletal anatomy of tegu lizards and opossums can inform synapsid forelimb evolution:
6) Sophie Regnault presented her work using XROMM data to validate an echidna musculoskeletal model:
7) And Blake Dickson showed the utility of using adaptive landscapes to uncover the evolution of terrestrial locomotion: