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"
Cross-listing: Biomechanics Tree - BME Tree


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John G. Lundberg grad student 1985-1990 Duke
Stephen A. Wainwright post-doc Duke (Biomechanics Tree)
Stephen Nowicki post-doc 1991-1992 Duke (Neurotree)


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Samantha Gartner grad student Chicago
Chloe Nash grad student Chicago
Andrew B. George grad student 2015- Chicago
Katrina Whitlow grad student 2016- Chicago (Biomechanics Tree)
Michael E. Alfaro grad student 2000 Chicago
Lisa Jane Rosenberger grad student 2000 Chicago (Biomechanics Tree)
Brad Wright grad student 2000 Chicago (Biomechanics Tree)
Jeff Janovetz grad student 2002 Chicago
C Tristan Stayton grad student 2005 Chicago
W.  James Cooper grad student 2006 Chicago (Biomechanics Tree)
Brian Sidlauskas grad student 2006 Chicago
Aaron N. Rice grad student 2002-2006 Chicago (Neurotree)
Philip S. Anderson grad student 2007 Chicago (Biomechanics Tree)
Joanna L. Mandecki grad student 2014 Chicago
Charlene L. McCord grad student 2014 Chicago
Aaron Olsen grad student 2009-2016 Chicago (Biomechanics Tree)
Brett R. Aiello grad student 2012-2017 Chicago (Neurotree)
Charlene L. McCord post-doc 2014- Chicago
Jeffrey A. Walker post-doc 1995-2000 Field Museum of Natural History
Richard W. Blob post-doc 1999-2001 Chicago (Biomechanics Tree)
Joshua A. Drew post-doc 2008-2010 Field Museum of Natural History
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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
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
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
Longo SJ, Faircloth BC, Meyer A, et al. (2017) Phylogenomic analysis of a rapid radiation of misfit fishes (Syngnathiformes) using ultraconserved elements. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Aiello BR, Westneat MW, Hale ME. (2017) Mechanosensation is evolutionarily tuned to locomotor mechanics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Cooper WJ, Carter CB, Conith AJ, et al. (2016) The evolution of jaw protrusion mechanics has been tightly coupled to bentho-pelagic divergence in damselfishes (Pomacentridae). The Journal of Experimental Biology
Olsen AM, Westneat MW. (2016) Linkage mechanisms in the vertebrate skull: Structure and function of three-dimensional, parallel transmission systems. Journal of Morphology
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