Mark W. Westneat

University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 
 Ichthyology The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL, United States 
Phylogenetics, Systematics, Biomechanics, Evolution
"Mark Westneat"
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John G. Lundberg grad student 1985-1990 Duke (Marine Ecology Tree)
Stephen A. Wainwright post-doc Duke
Stephen Nowicki post-doc 1991-1992 Duke (Neurotree)


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Hannah Weller research assistant Chicago (Evolution Tree)
Samantha Gartner grad student Chicago (Evolution Tree)
Chloe Nash grad student Chicago (Evolution Tree)
Andrew B. George grad student 2015- Chicago (Evolution Tree)
Katrina Whitlow grad student 2016- Chicago
Michael E. Alfaro grad student 2000 Chicago
Lisa Jane Rosenberger grad student 2000 Chicago
Brad Wright grad student 2000 Chicago
Jeff Janovetz grad student 2002 Chicago (Evolution Tree)
C Tristan Stayton grad student 2005 Chicago (Evolution Tree)
W.  James Cooper grad student 2006 Chicago
Brian Sidlauskas grad student 2006 Chicago (Evolution Tree)
Aaron N. Rice grad student 2002-2006 Chicago (Neurotree)
Philip S. Anderson grad student 2007 Chicago
Joanna L. Mandecki grad student 2014 Chicago (Evolution Tree)
Charlene L. McCord grad student 2014 Chicago (Evolution Tree)
Aaron Olsen grad student 2009-2016 Chicago
Brett R. Aiello grad student 2012-2017 Chicago (Neurotree)
Charlene L. McCord post-doc 2014- Chicago (Evolution Tree)
Jeffrey A. Walker post-doc 1995-2000 Field Museum of Natural History (Evolution Tree)
Richard W. Blob post-doc 1999-2001 Chicago
Joshua A. Drew post-doc 2008-2010 Field Museum of Natural History (Evolution Tree)
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Cohen KE, Weller HI, Westneat MW, et al. (2020) The Evolutionary Continuum of Functional Homodonty to Heterodonty in the Dentition of Halichoeres Wrasses. Integrative and Comparative Biology
Aiello BR, Olsen AM, Mathis CE, et al. (2019) Pectoral fin kinematics and motor patterns are shaped by fin ray mechanosensation during steady swimming in . The Journal of Experimental Biology
Lemberg JB, Shubin NH, Westneat MW. (2019) Feeding kinematics and morphology of the alligator gar (Atractosteus spatula, Lacépède, 1803). Journal of Morphology
Evans KM, Williams KL, Westneat MW. (2019) Do Coral Reefs Promote Morphological Diversification? Exploration of Habitat Effects on Labrid Pharyngeal Jaw Evolution in the Era of Big Data. Integrative and Comparative Biology
George AB, Westneat MW. (2019) Functional morphology of endurance swimming performance and gait transition strategies in balistoid fishes. The Journal of Experimental Biology
Weller HI, Westneat MW. (2019) Quantitative color profiling of digital images with earth mover's distance using the R package colordistance. Peerj. 7: e6398
Tatom-Naecker TM, Westneat MW. (2018) Burrowing fishes: Kinematics, morphology and phylogeny of sand-diving wrasses (Labridae). Journal of Fish Biology. 93: 860-873
Aiello BR, Hardy AR, Westneat MW, et al. (2018) Fins as mechanosensors for movement and touch-related behaviors. Integrative and Comparative Biology
Aiello BR, Hardy AR, Cherian C, et al. (2018) A comparison of pectoral fin ray morphology and its impact on fin ray flexural stiffness in labriform swimmers. Journal of Morphology
Aiello BR, Hardy AR, Cherian C, et al. (2017) The relationship between pectoral fin ray stiffness and swimming behavior in Labridae: insights into design, performance, and ecology. The Journal of Experimental Biology
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