Michael Coquerelle is currently
employed as a Marie Curie doctoral fellow (EVAN Training Network). He
is a Ph.D. student working on growth and developmental patterns in
primate mandibles. This work is supervised by José Braga, Gerhard W.
Weber and Demetrios Halazonetis.|
Using CT scans and 3D landmark data,
including semilandmarks on curves and surfaces, I study shape and form
variation of subadult and adult mandibles among extant hominoids in
order to analyze the patterns of allometric changes and sexual
dimorphism during ontogeny.
Also, I would like to include
information on the location of the erupted teeth as well as the
developing teeth and relate this information to mandibular shape and
form changes in juvenile Homo and Pan.The main
purpose is to reveal constraints of mandible caused by the developing
lower dentition and the impact on sexual dimorphism.