Aki Watanabe
Division of Paleontology &
Richard Gilder Graduate School
American Museum of Natural History

I am currently a doctoral student in the innovative Richard Gilder Graduate Program at the American Museum of Natural History. My research focuses on the evolution and development of archosaurs, a group that includes crocodiles, dinosaurs, birds, and their relatives. I also write computational tools to explore theoretical and practical issues in shape analysis and evolutionary biology. Besides research, I am actively involved in science education programs and music performance.



Dinosaur Pneumaticity Paper Featured on AMNH Blog

posted Feb 1, 2016, 10:35 AM by Aki Watanabe

Another coverage of our new paper on the evolution of pneumaticity and respiration in dinosaurs on the AMNH blog!

Our New Study Selected As One of Top Paleontology Studies

posted Feb 1, 2016, 10:35 AM by Aki Watanabe

Great news to start off the new year! Our recent Archaeornithomimus vertebral pneumaticity paper was selected as one of the top paleontology studies published in the journal PLoS ONE last year. Check out other excellent picks here.

Forbes Article on Our New Study

posted Feb 1, 2016, 10:34 AM by Aki Watanabe

Our new study got featured in Forbes magazine! A big thanks to Shaena Montanari for writing the piece. See it here.

29 DECEMBER 2015: New Publication

posted Feb 1, 2016, 10:32 AM by Aki Watanabe

New findings on air-filled vertebrae of Archaeornithomimus is now published in PLoS ONE. This was a fun project with great collaborators. OPEN ACCESS: Download here.

May 2015: New Publication

posted Feb 1, 2016, 10:32 AM by Aki Watanabe

A new publication in the journal Cladistics on the effect of poor intraspecific sampling on construction of evolutionary trees. You can download the PERDA script in the "Programs" page.
OPEN ACCESS: Download here.

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