Dr. Jacqueline Lungmus
Peter Buck Deep Time Postdoctoral Fellow
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
I am a paleobiologist focusing on the link between shape and functional morphology, and how that influences levels of ecological diversity through the deep evolutionary history of the clade Synapsida. Through a combination of linear and multivariate geometric morphometric analyses on the appendicular skeleton, primarily on the limbs and girdles, I am testing the geologic and phylogenetic timing of the massive ecomorphological diversity that Mammalia is known for.