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Christine Marie Janis

Christine Marie Janis

Professor of Biology

Department: Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Phone: +1 401 863 2215

Phone 2: +1 401 863 3066

Email: Christine_Janis@Brown.EDU

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Location:

BioMed Center, Room 207 - x3-2215 (email preferred)

Research Summary

My research is on the evolution of ungulates (hoofed mammals) in relation to changing patterns of climate and environment over the past 20 years. I work both with functional morphology (mainly analysing measurements of skeletons) and with patterns of community structure.

Past or Present Projects Available:

Evolution of kangaroo locomotion; Functional morphology of the shoulder in small mammels; Vertebrate anatomy and evolution: examining vertebrate evolution from phytogenetic and comparative biology perspective; Evolutionary significance of distal femur asymetry in mammals; The relative roles of active intercostal musculature, passive intercostal musculature, and passive join mechanics ribs in costal respiration in Iguana; Anatomy and Function of the Pharyngeal Jaw System in Grass Carp Ctenopharyngodon idella