Talia Yuki Moore, PhD

Evolutionary Field Biomechanics

I am interested in how the biomechanical interactions of an organism in its environment can inform our understanding of morphological evolution and community ecology.
Where to see me:
    • February 1, 2017: STEAM Summit
      • Washtenaw Community College 11am
    • March 14, 2017: UMich EEB Tuesday Lunchtime Seminar
      • 12pm at Ruthven 2009
    • April 14, 2017: Legged Locomotion Seminar
      • 12pm at 2636 GGBrown
    • Youtube Channel


    For my PhD research, I studied Jaculus jaculus and other bipedal desert rodents. The erratic nature of their locomotion led me to:
    • Develop novel methods to quantitatively characterize non-steady-state locomotion in 3D
    • Infer predator evasion ability in sympatric quadrupedal and bipedal rodents based on trajectory unpredictability
    • Hypothesize selective pressures favoring the convergent evolution of bipedal, non-steady-state locomotion in 3 groups of desert rodents

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