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Collin S. Vanburen

Collin VanBuren received his B.S. from Western Illinois University where he completed an Honors Thesis on quantifying forelimb posture in quadrupedal dinosaurs using the radius. His M.Sc. at the University of Toronto  focused on the functional morphology of cervical fusion in vertebrates. Specifically, he tested functional hypotheses of the syncervical, a fused element containing the first three neck vertebrae, in ceratopsians.  Collin has done field work in Utah, southern Alberta, and northern Alberta. He is currently working on his PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK.

EMAIL: cv300[at]

CURRENT POSITION: PhD student, University of Cambridge, UK.


VanBuren, C. S. and M. F. Bonnan. (Accepted). Forearm posture and mobility in quadrupedal dinosaurs. PLoS ONE. (MS ID: PONE-D-12-36997)

Maidment, S. C. R., K. T. Bates, P. L. Falkingham, C. S. VanBuren, V. M. Arbour, and P.M. Barrett. (Accepted). Locomotion in Ornithischian Dinosaurs: An Assessment Using Three-Dimensional Computational Modelling. Biological Reviews. (MS ID: BRV-10-2012-0153)

Suzuki, D., K. Chiba, C. S. VanBuren, and T. Ohashi. (In review). The appendicular anatomy of the Elegant Crested Tinamou (Eudromia elegans). The Bulletin of the Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History. (MS ID: A11_01_03)

VanBuren C. S., V.M. Arbour, and D. C. Evans. 2012. Cervical fusion in Ankylosauria: Anatomy and function. SVP Program and Abstracts Book, 2012, 187-188. Oct 19. Raleigh, North Carolina. (poster)

VanBuren, C. S., N. E. Campione, and D. C. Evans. 2012. Challenging functional hypotheses for the syncervical of ceratopsids; pp. 62–63 in L. J. O’Brien, C. M. Brown, K. S. Brink (eds.), Canadian Paleontology Conference Proceedings No. 10. University of Toronto/Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario. (oral)
VanBuren, C. S., and M. F. Bonnan. 2011. Quantifying the posture of quadrupedal dinosaurs: A morphometric approach. SVP Program and Abstracts Book, 2011, 208. Nov 2. Las Vegas, Nevada. (oral)

VanBuren, C. S., and M. F. Bonnan. 2011. Quantifying forelimb posture in hadrosaurs: A morphometric approach. International Hadrosaur Symposium: 153. Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, Drumheller, Alberta. (poster)

Collin VanBuren collecting a dinosaur nest in Alberta

Collin VanBuren collecting a dinosaur nest in Alberta

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