Tag Archives: functional morphology

New podcast series on vertebrate anatomy by Dr. Bonnan

Just a brief post to let those interested know that Dr. Bonnan has a new blog, Along the Backbone, that acts as a discussion site and feed router for a podcast series on the evolution of vertebrate anatomy through deep … Continue reading

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Dr. Bonnan featured among paleontology experts in a Nature news article on sauropods

Just a short post to draw attention to a new article in Nature on the evolution of sauropod dinosaurs from small animals into giants by Fredric Heeren. Dr. Bonnan is featured as one of the experts in this article. Continue reading

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Dr. Bonnan going to the field … and tweeting too!

I am preparing to go back out to the field and continue my work with the Burpee Museum (Rockford, Illinois) in Hanksville, Utah. Four WIU FMEA students will be joining me in the field. Join Dr. Bonnan on Twitter (@MattBonnan). Continue reading

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Mammal smarts linked to hair & olfaction

A new paper by Timothy Rowe, Thomas Macrini, and Zhe-Xi Luo entitled, “Fossil Evidence on the Origin of the Mammalian Brain,”should be of interest to our students and anyone who has wondered about the origins of mammalian smarts. Continue reading

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FMEA students present at Undergraduate Research Day

The FMEA lab made a strong showing at the Thomas E. Helm Undergraduate Research Day at WIU Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Continue reading

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Former FMEA student goes 3D!

Former graduate student and alumnus of the FMEA lab, Ashley Morhardt, is part of Team 3D Alligator. Continue reading

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The WIU FMEA Laboratory Announces the Beginning of its “Lemur Biodiversity Initiative”

Dr. Jess White, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and the Co-Director of the Functional Morphology and Evolutionary Anatomy Laboratory at Western Illinois University will spearhead a multi-year research initiative focusing on studying the biodiversity of living lemurs. Continue reading

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