Robert Kambic

Robert Kambic

NSF Postdoctoral Fellow
Robert Kambic

Robert works on joint function, focusing on dinosaurs and birds. His dissertation used X-ray techniques to reveal the complex 3-dimensional nature of joint motion in the hindlimbs of birds. He is now working on a project on the evolution of neck mobility in birds. 

Publications:

Kambic, Robert E., Thomas J. Roberts, and Stephen M. Gatesy. 2015. Guineafowl with a twist: asymmetric limb control in steady bipedal locomotion. Journal of Experimental Biology. 218: 3836-3844.

Kambic, Robert E., Thomas J. Roberts, and Stephen M. Gatesy. 2014 "Long-axis rotation: a missing degree of freedom in avian bipedal locomotion." The Journal of experimental biology 217(15): 2770-2782.

Janis, Christine M., Boris Shoshitaishvili, Robert E. Kambic, and Borja Figueirido. 2012. "On their knees: distal femur asymmetry in ungulates and its relationship to body size and locomotion." Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 32(2): 433-445.

Regier, Jerome C., Jeffrey W. Shultz, and Robert E. Kambic. 2005. "Pancrustacean phylogeny: hexapods are terrestrial crustaceans and maxillopods are not monophyletic." Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 272(1561): 395-401.

Regier, Jerome C., Jeffrey W. Shultz, and Robert E. Kambic. 2004. "Phylogeny of basal hexapod lineages and estimates of divergence times." Annals of the Entomological Society of America 97(3): 411-419.

Regier, J. C., Shultz, J. W., Kambic, R. E., & Nelson, D. R. (2004). Robust support for tardigrade clades and their ages from three protein‐coding nuclear genes. Invertebrate Biology 123(2), 93-100.

Contact Information

Museum of Comparative Zoology
Room 116
26 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138