Summer is the season of most of the conferences and I presented my work in two of them. At the end of June I attended the International Conference of Vertebrate Morphology (ICVM) in Washington and the next week I attended the XIV Annual Meeting of the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists in Haarlem (the Netherlands). I presented different works from different collaborations in temnospondylis, carnivora, cingulata or primates. The connexion between all of them was the study of the biomechanics and the use of Finite Element Analysis. In the ICVM this is the list of the works I presented:
- Fortuny, J. et al. “Hunting in the Late Triassic: insights on the ambush strategy of the metoposaurs (Temnospondyli: Stereospondyli)”.
- Luján, À. et al. “Feeding in Testudines: A Finite Element and parametric analysis of a tortoise skull”.
- Tambuso, S. et al. “3D finite element analysis of lower jaws in glyptodonts”.
- Marcé-Nogué, J. et al. “Primate chewing biomechanics revisited using Finite Element Analysis of the mandible”.
- De Esteban-Trivigno, S. et al.”Early dietary, jaw shape and biomechanical performance differentiation in the evolution of armadillos (Xenarthra: Cingulata)”.
- Marcé-Nogué, J. et al. “Biomechanical traits of carnivorous jaws with Finite Element Methods”.
- Marcé-Nogué, J. et al. “Biomechanics as a predictor of enamel thickness in extinct primates”.
- Gruntmejer, K. et al. “Comparative of histology and three-dimensional computer analysis of Metoposaurus krasiejowensis (Amphibia, Temnospondyli) skull biomechanics”.
- De Esteban-Trivigno, S. et al. “Exploring shape change and biomechanics in Carnivora jaw: preliminary results”.