I am an evolutionary biologist and vertebrate palaeontologist studying the evolution of dinosaurs. I especially like to spend my time thinking about ankylosaurs, a group of armoured dinosaurs which sometimes have cool tail weapons.
Over the course of my career I’ve investigated the biomechanics of tail clubbing in ankylosaurian dinosaurs, through mathematical modelling and finite element analysis, and found that tail clubs would have been very effective weapons. I have also shown that these specialized weapons evolved in a two-step process in which the tail first stiffens before expanding at the tip. Current research is focused on Late Cretaceous dinosaur biogeography, and also more ankylosaurs!
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