Talia Yuki Moore, PhD

I am a comparative organismal biologist who is interested in connecting the biomechanics of terrestrial locomotion with the evolution of locomotor novelty and the community ecology of interspecies interactions.

I am currently studying Jaculus jaculus and other bipedal desert rodents. The erratic nature of their locomotion has led me to:
  • Develop new methods to quantitatively characterize non-steady-state locomotion in 3D
  • Investigate the effect of non-steady-state locomotion on fitness in the context of biotic interactions in the field
  • Determine selective pressures favoring non-steady-state locomotion using phylogenetic comparative methods

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