Angela RV Rivera, Ph.D.

Affiliations: 
Biological Sciences Rowland Institute at Harvard University 
Area:
Vertebrate locomotion, muscle function, biomechanics
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Alan H. Savitzky grad student 2000-2004 Old Dominion University (Evolution Tree)
Richard W. Blob grad student 2004-2011 Clemson University
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Mayerl CJ, Pruett JE, Summerlin MN, et al. (2017) Hindlimb muscle function in turtles: is novel skeletal design correlated with novel muscle function? The Journal of Experimental Biology
Young VK, Vest KG, Rivera AR, et al. (2017) One foot out the door: limb function during swimming in terrestrial versus aquatic turtles. Biology Letters. 13
Blob RW, Mayerl CJ, Rivera AR, et al. (2016) "On the Fence" versus "All in": Insights from Turtles for the Evolution of Aquatic Locomotor Specializations and Habitat Transitions in Tetrapod Vertebrates. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 56: 1310-1322
Rivera AR, Blob RW. (2013) Forelimb muscle function in pig-nosed turtles, Carettochelys insculpta: testing neuromotor conservation between rowing and flapping in swimming turtles. Biology Letters. 9: 20130471
Rivera AR, Rivera G, Blob RW. (2013) Forelimb kinematics during swimming in the pig-nosed turtle, Carettochelys insculpta, compared with other turtle taxa: rowing versus flapping, convergence versus intermediacy. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 216: 668-80
Rivera AR, Davis J, Grant W, et al. (2012) Quantifying utricular stimulation during natural behavior. Journal of Experimental Zoology. Part a, Ecological Genetics and Physiology. 317: 467-80
Rivera AR, Wyneken J, Blob RW. (2011) Forelimb kinematics and motor patterns of swimming loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta): are motor patterns conserved in the evolution of new locomotor strategies? The Journal of Experimental Biology. 214: 3314-23
Rivera G, Rivera AR, Blob RW. (2011) Hydrodynamic stability of the painted turtle (Chrysemys picta): effects of four-limbed rowing versus forelimb flapping in rigid-bodied tetrapods. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 214: 1153-62
Schoenfuss HL, Roos JD, Rivera AR, et al. (2010) Motor patterns of distal hind limb muscles in walking turtles: Implications for models of limb bone loading. Journal of Morphology. 271: 1527-36
Rivera AR, Blob RW. (2010) Forelimb kinematics and motor patterns of the slider turtle (Trachemys scripta) during swimming and walking: shared and novel strategies for meeting locomotor demands of water and land. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 213: 3515-26
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