The Fall 2023 Biology Seminar Series commences with a talk from Dr. Chris Martinez, "Capturing the diversity of complex motions during fish feeding." The seminar is on Tuesday, September 12th, at 12:00pm.
The study of kinematics explicitly integrates the morphologies that organisms possess with motions they generate and is vital to our understanding of the evolution of functional systems. Traditional methods have primarily focused on detailed comparisons of relatively few taxa. I will discuss my recent work on an approach for evaluating complex biological motions in a manner amenable to both single species analysis and broad comparative study of kinematic diversity. This research highlights the potential for morphometric tools to address novel questions surrounding the evolution of motions.