Dr Cara Wall-Scheffler

July 15, 2014

Erin Apple

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Erin has focused in on the thermoregulatory challenges women face during different types of locomotor challenges.  Specifically, she has been investigating how females maintain heat balance during various bouts of (heat perturbing) walking and running; she has additionally clued in to variations in temperature maintenance at different parts of the menstrual cycle.

Erin’s work is done in collaboration with Quinton Ouellette and Kindra Fish.

Rebecca Pedersen

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Becca Pedersen

Becca is working on a series of studies using dental cementum analysis to understand population dynamics of extinct and extant populations of ungulates.  Of particular interest is her work on the Ammotragus lervia remains from Taforalt Cave as part of the ongoing Moroccan Caves research project. She is also actively investigating the possibility of developmental heterochrony in causing the dwarfism of deer populations on Blakely Island.

Kindra Fish

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Kindra as CheetahKindra has focused in on the thermoregulatory challenges women face in different parts of their menstrual cycle.  She has been investigating how females maintain heat balance during small amounts of (heat perturbing) walking and running.

Kindra’s work is done in collaboration with Quinton Ouellette and Erin Apple.

Claire Nieman

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Claire investigated the possibility that survival from cardiac arrest might depend upon the sex/gender of the person administering CPR. During her project she uncovered a series of interesting implications for how cardiovascular studies are done, particularly those done in “artificial” circumstances.

She will begin her career as a labor and delivery nurse  Autumn 2014.

September 18, 2013

Carmen Hove

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After spending a few years analyzing the role gender plays in humor, Carmen (right) also collected data on the physiology of walking on inclines.  The data were published in ICB. Carmen is currently doing her graduate work with Aaron Blackwell at UCSB.

August 3, 2012

Emilie Wagler

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Emilie and Janelle Wagnild presenting at the AAPA meetings in Portland, OR, April 2012

Emilie is investigating how we can use information from footprints to gain insight into the behavior and morphology of human populations.  Her work showed that speed and burden, in addition to body size, are important factors in footprint formation. Emilie’s work was published in PLOS ONE.

Joseph Rathkey

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Joe presenting at the AAPA Meetings in Portland, April, 2012

Joe has been investigating various components of human running, both energetic and mechanical.  He is the first person to detect a pattern in human gait that might offer some clues as to why people have an optimal running speed and he has also been looking into how closely people’s energetic optimum corresponds with their preferred running speed. Joe is currently working on his MDPhD at Case Western.

Jessica Sallstrom

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Jessica presenting at the AAPA meetings in Portland, OR, April 2012

Jessica worked on a study looking at how people in modern, urban environments carry their babies.  She found that there are sex differences in carrying strategies, and these have specific and possibly far reaching energetic consequences. Jessica is currently applying to medical school.

June 28, 2011

Kevin Tewell

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Kevin’s work revolved around testing ideas of sexual selection and the relationship between mate choice and offspring viability. He is currently doing graduate work at Western Kentucky.

June 22, 2011

Michael Willcockson

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Michael’s research focused on the importance of entrainment in human running. Michael tested the hypothesis that breathing rate and footfall patterns during running may be correlated, and may in fact drive important features of the metabolic cost of running.  Michael is currently attending medical school and running his own business.

Michael’s paper from his research was recently published in MSSE.

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