New paper: Constructing and testing hypotheses of dinosaur foot motion

Today sees the online (in press) publication of work I've been showing off since early in my Marie Curie Post-doc, way back in 2012! Falkingham, P.L., Turner, M.L. and Gatesy, S.M. (2020), Constructing and testing hypotheses of dinosaur foot motions from fossil tracks using digitization and simulation. Palaeontology. doi:10.1111/pala.12502 The paper's open access, so click... Continue Reading →

PhDs on offer with competitive funding

The LJMU Scholarship scheme has opened once again. PhD's on offer: Biomechanical function of the metatarsals in digitigrade animals.Using computer generated social stimuli to examine the behavioural, hormonal, and neural responses to agonistic signals in a highly social fishMolecular and 3D morphological analysis of fossilised parasitesParticle Physics for Manufacturing Unlike previous years where students applied... Continue Reading →

Publications from 2019

I was involved in some fun research that was finally published last year, and I didn’t have chance to write blog posts for all of it, so here’s a summary of what came out of the Falkingham lab last year: The year started off with a paper led by collaborators at Brown.  My simulation work... Continue Reading →

I really dislike rotation maths!

For the last couple of days and nights, I've been doing my best to try and get my Maya scripts working to convert XROMM animations into input files for LIGGGHTS.  I've previously done this for my paper with Stephen Gatesy, 'The Birth of a Dinosaur Track', but that was a) quite a while ago now,... Continue Reading →

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