Anne-Claire Fabre

My research project entails research questions concerning evolutionary biology and is principally focused on a functional morphological study of the skeleton. To do so I employ different types of 3D geometric morphometric and comparative approaches. I explore the influence of the body mass on the shape of bones and I investigate the interrelationships among the shape of each element in the context of locomotion and other behaviours. In all my analyses I take into account the phylogenetic history of the species under study to better understand the effect of shared ancestry in explaining the observed ecomorphological patterns. In the context my postdoc I will incorporate an explicit experimental approach allowing me to quantify 1) behaviour, 2) anatomy and 3) function in an explicit evolutionary context using a primate model system.

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