K. J. Carlson

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Limb bones deform during locomotion and can resist the deformations by adjusting their shapes. For example, a tubular-shaped diaphysis best resists variably-oriented deformations. As behavioral profiles change during adulthood, patterns of bone deformation may exhibit age trends. Habitat characteristics, e.g., annual rainfall, tree density, and elevation(More)
Experimental approaches are a mainstay in the study of primate behavior and functional morphology, particularly those conducted in the laboratory setting where researchers can employ a myriad of sophisticated techniques to precisely and accurately document locomotion (Demes et al. 1994, 2001; Larson and Stern 1989; Schmitt and Larson 1995; Schmidt 2005),(More)
Structural characteristics of limbs bones provide insight into how an animal dynamically loads its limbs during life. Cause-and-effect relationships between loading and the osteogenic response it elicits are complex. In spite of such complexities, cross-sectional geometric properties can be useful indicators of locomotor repertoires. Typical comparisons use(More)
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