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Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Science and Engineering
  • Department of Biological and Marine Sciences

Qualifications

  • MGeol (University of Leeds)
  • PhD (University of Bristol)

Recent outputs

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Journal Article

Scaling and functional morphology in strigiform hind limbs

Rayfield, E. J., Madan, M. A., & Bright, J. A. (2017). Scaling and functional morphology in strigiform hind limbs. Scientific reports, 7, https://doi.org/10.1038/srep44920

Correlates of rate heterogeneity in avian ecomorphological traits

Chira, A. M., Cooney, C. R., Bright, J. A., Capp, E. J. R., Hughes, E. C., Moody, C. J. A., …Thomas, G. H. (2018). Correlates of rate heterogeneity in avian ecomorphological traits. Ecology letters, 21(10), 1505-1514. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13131

The evolutionary relationship among beak shape, mechanical advantage, and feeding ecology in modern birds

Navalón, G., Bright, J. A., Marugán-Lobón, J., & Rayfield, E. J. (2018). The evolutionary relationship among beak shape, mechanical advantage, and feeding ecology in modern birds. Evolution, 73(3), 422-435. https://doi.org/10.1111/evo.13655

The multifactorial nature of beak and skull shape evolution in parrots and cockatoos (Psittaciformes)

Bright, J. A., Marugán-Lobón, J., Rayfield, E. J., & Cobb, S. N. (2019). The multifactorial nature of beak and skull shape evolution in parrots and cockatoos (Psittaciformes). BMC evolutionary biology, 19(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-019-1432-1

The consequences of craniofacial integration for the adaptive radiations of Darwin’s finches and Hawaiian honeycreepers

Navalón, G., Bright, J., Marugán-Lobón, J., Cooney, C., & Rayfield, E. (2020). The consequences of craniofacial integration for the adaptive radiations of Darwin’s finches and Hawaiian honeycreepers. Nature Ecology and Evolution, 4, 270-278. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-019-1092-y

Research interests

Functional morphology, Finite Element Analysis, Geometric Morphometrics, feeding biomechanics, birds