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Natural Sciences and Psychology

Dr Peter Falkingham

Dr Peter Falkingham

Telephone: 0151 231 2140

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Biography

Lecturer in Vertebrate Biology

Please visit my personal website for my blog and a much clearer overview of my research and publications: https://pfalkingham.wordpress.com/

My primary research focus is on dinosaur locomotion and footprint formation. Specifically, how the foot and sediment interact, and how we can subsequently reverse-engineer their formation in order to constrain and understand the limb motion of these extinct animals.

By understanding the motion of substrate around a dynamically moving foot, it is possible to use tracks to constrain possible motions of the distal (and therefore proximal) limb. My work incorporates digitisation of fossil tracks and computer simulation as well as using data from extant taxa using XROMM techniques to study the sub-surface motion of the foot during locomotion.

In addition to my work on footprints, I’m also involved in other research areas including dinosaur biomechanics and taxonomy, development of digitsation techniques and applications, cambrian echinoderm hydrodynamics, and materials science, collaborating with scientists from the UK, USA, across Europe, Australia, and South America.

Languages

English

Degrees

2010, University of Manchester, United Kingdom, PhD Palaeontology - Computer Simulation of Dinosaur Tracks
2004, University of Bristol, United Kingdom, Computer Science MSc
2003, University of Bristol, UK, Biology and Geology BSc (Hons)

Academic appointments

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer Vertebrate Biology, Natural Sciences and Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, 2015 - present
Marie Curie Research Fellow, Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Royal Veterinary College, 2012 - 2015

Postgraduate training

Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellow, UK/USA, Royal Veterinary College/Brown University, 2012 - 2015

Publications

Highlighted publications

Falkingham PL, Bates KT, Avanzini M, Bennett M, Bordy E, Breithaupt BH, Castanera D, Citton P, Díaz-Martinez I, Farlow JO, Fiorillo AR, Gatesy SM, Getty P, Hatala KG, Hornung JJ, Hyatt JA, Lallensack JN, Martin AJ, Marty D, Matthews NA, Meyer CA, Milán J, Minter NJ, Razzolini NL, Romilio A, Salisbury SW, Sciscio L, Tanaka I, Wiseman ALA, Xing LD, Belvedere M. 2018. A standard protocol for documenting modern and fossil ichnological data Palaeontology, 61 :469-480

Gatesy SM, Falkingham PL. 2017. Neither bones nor feet: track morphological variation and “preservation quality” Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology,

Falkingham PL, Horner AM. 2016. Trackways Produced by Lungfish During Terrestrial Locomotion Scientific Reports, 6 >DOI

Bates KT, Mannion PD, Falkingham PL, Brusatte S, Hutchinson JR, Otero A, Sellers WI, Sullivan C, Stevens K, Allen V. 2016. Temporal and phylogenetic evolution of the sauropod dinosaur body plan Royal Society Open Science,

Basu C, Falkingham PL, Hutchinson JR. 2016. The extinct, giant giraffid Sivatherium giganteum – skeletal reconstruction and body mass estimation Biology Letters,

Rahman I, Zamora S, Falkingham PL, Phillips JC. 2015. Cambrian cinctan echinoderms shed light on feeding in the ancestral deuterostome Journal of the Royal Society Proceedings B,

Falkingham PL. 2014. Interpreting ecology and behaviour from the vertebrate fossil track record JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 292 :222-228 >DOI >Link

Falkingham PL, Bates KT, Farlow JO. 2014. Historical Photogrammetry: Bird's Paluxy River Dinosaur Chase Sequence Digitally Reconstructed as It Was prior to Excavation 70 Years Ago PLOS ONE, 9 >DOI >Link

Falkingham PL, Gatesy SM. 2014. The birth of a dinosaur footprint: Subsurface 3D motion reconstruction and discrete element simulation reveal track ontogeny Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111 :18279-18284 >DOI

Journal article

Bates KT, Falkingham P. 2018. The importance of muscle architecture in biomechanical reconstructions of extinct animals: a case study using Tyrannosaurus rex Journal of Anatomy, >DOI

Falkingham PL, Bates KT, Avanzini M, Bennett M, Bordy E, Breithaupt BH, Castanera D, Citton P, Díaz-Martinez I, Farlow JO, Fiorillo AR, Gatesy SM, Getty P, Hatala KG, Hornung JJ, Hyatt JA, Lallensack JN, Martin AJ, Marty D, Matthews NA, Meyer CA, Milán J, Minter NJ, Razzolini NL, Romilio A, Salisbury SW, Sciscio L, Tanaka I, Wiseman ALA, Xing LD, Belvedere M. 2018. A standard protocol for documenting modern and fossil ichnological data Palaeontology, 61 :469-480

Farlow JO, Robinson NJ, Kumagai CJ, Paladino FV, Falkingham PL, Elsey RM, Martin AJ. 2017. Trackways of the American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) in Northwestern Costa Rica: Implications for Crocodylian Ichnology Ichnos, >DOI

Lomax DR, Falkingham PL, Schweigert G, Jiménez AP. 2017. An 8.5 m long ammonite drag mark from the Upper Jurassic Solnhofen Lithographic Limestones, Germany Kiel S. PLOS ONE, 12 :e0175426-e0175426 >DOI

Davies TG, Rahman IA, Lautenschlager S, Cunningham JA, Asher RJ, Barrett PM, Bates KT, Bengston S, Benson RBJ, Boyer DM, Braga J, Bright JA, Claessens LPAM, Cox PG, Dong XP, Evans AR, Falkingham PL, Friedman M, Garwood RJ, Goswami A, Hutchinson JR, Jeffrey NS, Johanson Z, Lebrun R, Martínez-Pérez C, Marugán-Lobón J, O'Higgins PM, Metscher B, Orliac M, Rowe T, Rucklin M, Sánchez-Villagra MR, Shubin NH, Smith SY, Starck JM, Stringer C, Summers AP, Sutton MD, Walsh SA, Weisbecker V, Witmer LM, Wroe S, Yin Z, Rayfield E, Donoghue PCJ. 2017. Open data and digital morphology Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 284 :20170194-20170194 >DOI

Gatesy SM, Falkingham PL. 2017. Neither bones nor feet: track morphological variation and “preservation quality” Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology,

Xing L, Lockley MG, Klein H, Falkingham PL, Kim JY, McRea RT, Zhang J, Persons IV WS, Wang T, Wang Z. 2016. First early Jurassic small ornithischian tracks from Yunnan Province, Southwestern China PALAIOS, 31 :516-524 >DOI

Falkingham PL, Horner AM. 2016. Trackways Produced by Lungfish During Terrestrial Locomotion Scientific Reports, 6 >DOI

Klein H, Wizevich MC, Thuring B, Marty D, Thuring S, Falkingham PL, Meyer CA. 2016. Triassic chirotheriid footprints from the Swiss Alps: ichnotaxonomy and depositional environment (Cantons Wallis & Glarus) Swiss Journal of Palaeontology, 135 :295-314 >DOI

Bates KT, Mannion PD, Falkingham PL, Brusatte S, Hutchinson JR, Otero A, Sellers WI, Sullivan C, Stevens K, Allen V. 2016. Temporal and phylogenetic evolution of the sauropod dinosaur body plan Royal Society Open Science,

Xing L, Daqing L, Falkingham PL, Lockley M, Benton MJ, Klein H, Zhang J, Ran H, Persons IV WS, Dai H. 2016. Digit-only sauropod pes trackways from China – evidence of swimming or a preservational phenomenon? Scientific Reports,

Basu C, Falkingham PL, Hutchinson JR. 2016. The extinct, giant giraffid Sivatherium giganteum – skeletal reconstruction and body mass estimation Biology Letters,

Rahman I, Zamora S, Falkingham PL, Phillips JC. 2015. Cambrian cinctan echinoderms shed light on feeding in the ancestral deuterostome Journal of the Royal Society Proceedings B,

Bates KT, Falkingham PL, Macaulay S, Brassey C, Maidment SCR. 2015. Downsizing a giant: Re-evaluating Dreadnoughtus body mass Biology Letters, 11 >DOI

Bennett MR, Morse SA, Falldngham PL. 2014. Tracks made by swimming Hippopotami: An example from Koobi Fora (Turkana Basin, Kenya) PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY, 409 :9-23 >DOI >Link

Bennett MR, Morse SA, Falkingham PL. 2014. Tracks made by swimming Hippopotami: An example from Koobi Fora (Turkana Basin, Kenya) Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 409 :9-23 >DOI

Falkingham PL, Hage J, Bäker M. 2014. Mitigating the Goldilocks effect: the effects of different substrate models on track formation potential Royal Society Open Science, 1 :140225-140225 >DOI

Falkingham PL. 2014. Interpreting ecology and behaviour from the vertebrate fossil track record JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY, 292 :222-228 >DOI >Link

Falkingham PL, Bates KT, Farlow JO. 2014. Historical Photogrammetry: Bird's Paluxy River Dinosaur Chase Sequence Digitally Reconstructed as It Was prior to Excavation 70 Years Ago PLOS ONE, 9 >DOI >Link

Razzolini NL, Vila B, Castanera D, Falkingham PL, Luis Barco J, Ignacio Canudo J, Manning PL, Galobart A. 2014. Intra-Trackway Morphological Variations Due to Substrate Consistency: The El Frontal Dinosaur Tracksite (Lower Cretaceous, Spain) PLOS ONE, 9 >DOI >Link

Maidment SCR, Bates KT, Falkingham PL, VanBuren C, Arbour V, Barrett PM. 2014. Locomotion in ornithischian dinosaurs: an assessment using three-dimensional computational modelling BIOLOGICAL REVIEWS, 89 :588-617 >DOI >Link

Falkingham PL, Gatesy SM. 2014. The birth of a dinosaur footprint: Subsurface 3D motion reconstruction and discrete element simulation reveal track ontogeny Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111 :18279-18284 >DOI

Bennett MR, Falkingham PL, Morse SA, Bates KT, Crompton RH. 2013. Preserving the Impossible: Conservation of Soft-Sediment Hominin Footprint Sites and Strategies for Three-Dimensional Digital Data Capture PLoS ONE, :e60755-e60755 >DOI

Falkingham PL. 2013. Low cost 3D scanning using off-the-shelf video gaming peripherals Journal of Paleontological Techniques, 11 :1-9

Castanera D, Vila B, Razzolini NL, Falkingham PL, Canudo JI, Manning PL, Galobart A. 2013. Manus Track Preservation Bias as a Key Factor for Assessing Trackmaker Identity and Quadrupedalism in Basal Ornithopods PLOS ONE, 8 >DOI >Link

Bates KT, Savage R, Pataky TC, Morse SA, Webster E, Falkingham PL, Ren L, Qian Z, Collins D, Bennett MR, McClymont J, Crompton RH. 2013. Does footprint depth correlate with foot motion and pressure? JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY INTERFACE, 10 >DOI >Link

White MA, Falkingham PL, Cook AG, Hocknull SA, Elliott DA. 2013. Morphological comparisons of metacarpal I for Australovenator wintonensis and Rapator ornitholestoides: implications for their taxonomic relationships ALCHERINGA, 37 :435-441 >DOI >Link

Falkingham PL, Bates KT, Mannion PD. 2012. Temporal and palaeoenvironmental distribution of manus- and pes-dominated sauropod trackways JOURNAL OF THE GEOLOGICAL SOCIETY, 169 :365-370 >DOI >Link

Falkingham PL. 2012. Acquisition of high resolution three-dimensional models using free, open-source, photogrammetric software PALAEONTOLOGIA ELECTRONICA, 15 >Link

Bates KT, Benson RBJ, Falkingham PL. 2012. A computational analysis of locomotor anatomy and body mass evolution in Allosauroidea (Dinosauria: Theropoda) PALEOBIOLOGY, 38 :486-507 >DOI >Link

Bates KT, Falkingham PL. 2012. Estimating maximum bite performance in Tyrannosaurus rex using multi-body dynamics BIOLOGY LETTERS, 8 :660-664 >DOI >Link

Sellers WI, Hepworth-Bell J, Falkingham PL, Bates KT, Brassey CA, Egerton VM, Manning PL. 2012. Minimum convex hull mass estimations of complete mounted skeletons BIOLOGY LETTERS, 8 :842-845 >DOI >Link

Farlow JO, O'Brien M, Kuban GJ, Datillo BF, Bates KT, Falkingham PL, Pinuela L, Rose A, Freels A, Kumagai C, Libben C, Smith J, Whitcraft J. 2011. Dinosaur tracksites of the Paluxy River Valley (Glen Rose Formation, Lower Cretaceous), Dinosaur Valley State Park, Sommervell County, Texas Proceedings of the V International Symposium about Dinosaur Palaeontology and their Environmen, :41-69

Falkingham PL, Bates KT, Margetts L, Manning PL. 2011. Simulating sauropod manus-only trackway formation using finite-element analysis BIOLOGY LETTERS, 7 :142-145 >DOI >Link

Falkingham PL, Bates KT, Margetts L, Manning PL. 2011. The 'Goldilocks' effect: preservation bias in vertebrate track assemblages JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY INTERFACE, 8 :1142-1154 >DOI >Link

Falkingham PL, Milán J, Manning PL. 2010. A crocodylian trace from the Lance Formation (Upper Cretaceous) of Wyoming New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science, Bulletin, 51 :171-174

Falkingham PL, Agenbroad LD, Thompson K, Manning PL. 2010. Bird Tracks at the Hot Springs Mammoth Site, South Dakota, USA ICHNOS-AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR PLANT AND ANIMAL TRACES, 17 :34-39 >DOI >Link

Bates KT, Falkingham PL, Rarity F, Hodgetts D, Purslow A, Manning PL. 2010. APPLICATION OF HIGH-RESOLUTION LASER SCANNING AND PHOTOGRAMMETRIC TECHNIQUES TO DATA ACQUISITION, ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION IN PALAEONTOLOGY Mills JP, Barber DM, Miller PE, Newton I. PROCEEDINGS OF THE ISPRS COMMISSION V MID-TERM SYMPOSIUM CLOSE RANGE IMAGE MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES, 38 :68-73 >Link

Falkingham PL, Margetts L, Manning PL. 2010. FOSSIL VERTEBRATE TRACKS AS PALEOPENETROMETERS: CONFOUNDING EFFECTS OF FOOT MORPHOLOGY PALAIOS, 25 :356-360 >DOI >Link

Bates KT, Falkingham PL, Hodgetts D, Farlow JO, Breithaupt BH, O'Brien M, Matthews N, Sellers WI, Manning PL. 2009. Digital imaging and public engagement in palaeontology Geology Today, 25 :134-139

Falkingham PL, Margetts L, Smith IM, Manning PL. 2009. Reinterpretation of palmate and semi-palmate (webbed) fossil tracks; insights from finite element modelling PALAEOGEOGRAPHY PALAEOCLIMATOLOGY PALAEOECOLOGY, 271 :69-76 >DOI >Link

Falkingham PL. 2009. Walking with dinosaurs Planet Earth, :12-13

Manning PL, Margetts L, Johnson MR, Withers PJ, Sellers WI, Falkingham PL, Mummery PM, Barrett PM, Raymont DR. 2009. Biomechanics of Dromaeosaurid Dinosaur Claws: Application of X-Ray Microtomography, Nanoindentation, and Finite Element Analysis ANATOMICAL RECORD-ADVANCES IN INTEGRATIVE ANATOMY AND EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY, 292 :1397-1405 >DOI >Link

Bates KT, Falkingham PL, Breithaupt BH, Hodgetts D, Sellers WI, Manning PL. 2009. HOW BIG WAS 'BIG AL'? QUANTIFYING THE EFFECT OF SOFT TISSUE AND OSTEOLOGICAL UNKNOWNS ON MASS PREDICTIONS FOR ALLOSAURUS (DINOSAURIA: THEROPODA) PALAEONTOLOGIA ELECTRONICA, 12 >Link

Bates KT, Breithaupt BH, Falkingham PL, Matthews NA, Hodgetts D, Manning PL. 2008. Integrated LiDAR & photogrammetric documentation of the Red Gulch dinosaur tracksite (Wyoming , USA) Proceedings of teh 8th Conference on Fossil Resources, :101-103

Manning PL, Ott C, Falkingham PL. 2008. A probable tyrannosaurid track from the Hell Creek Formation (Upper Cretaceous), Montana, United States PALAIOS, 23 :645-647 >DOI >Link

Other

Bates KT, Falkingham PL. 2018. Estimating maximum bite performance in Tyrannosaurus rex using multi-body dynamics (vol 8, 20120056, 2012) BIOLOGY LETTERS, 14 >DOI >Link

Falkingham P, Milan J. 2017. Emu track and Undertracks in cement - photos + photogrammetric models. >DOI >Link

Falkingham P. 2017. Fossil Bird Track, Mammoth Site of Hot Springs >DOI >Link

Chapters

Milàn J, Falkingham PL. 2016. Experimental and comparative ichnology Dinosaur Tracks: The Next Steps :15-27 9780253021144

Marty D, Falkingham PL, Richter A. 2016. Dinosaur Track Terminology: A Glossary of Terms Falkingham PL, Marty D, Richter A. Dinosaur Tracks The Next Steps :399-402 Indiana University Press 9780253021021

Falkingham PL, Marty D, Richter A. 2016. Introduction Falkingham PL, Marty D, Richter A. Dinosaur Tracks The Next Steps :2-11 Indiana University Press 9780253021021

Falkingham PL. 2016. Applying objective methods to subjective track outlines. Falkingham PL, Marty D, Richter A. Dinosaur Tracks: The Next Steps :72-80 Indiana University Press 978-0-253-02102-1

Manning PL, Falkingham PL. 2011. Science Communication with Dinosaurs Leng J, Sharrock W. Handbook of Research on Computational Science and Engineering: Theory and Practice :587-611 9781613501160 >DOI

Manning PL, Falkingham PL. 2011. Science communication with dinosaurs Handbook of Research on Computational Science and Engineering: Theory and Practice :587-610 9781613501160 >DOI

Software/Code

Budka M, Bakirov R, Deng S, Falkingham PL, Reynolds S, Bennett M. 2016. DigTrace Pro

Budka M, Bakirov R, Deng S, Falkingham PL, Reynolds SC, Bennett MR. 2016. DigTrace Academic

Conference publication

Farlow JO, Robinson NJ, Paladino FV, Falkingham PL, Martin AJ. 2016. Trackways of the American crocodile, northwestern Costa Rica: implications for crocodylian ichnology. 131st Annual Meeting, Indiana Academy of Science, Abstracts, 131st Annual Meeting, Indiana Academy of Science :57-57

Farlow JO, Bates KT, Bonem RM, Dattilo BF, Falkingham PL, Gildner R, Jacene J, Kuban GJ, Martin AJ, O'Brien M, Whitcraft J. 2015. DINOSAUR FOOTPRINTS FROM THE GLEN ROSE FORMATION (PALUXY RIVER, DINOSAUR VALLEY STATE PARK, SOMERVELL COUNTY, TEXAS) Noto C. Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology

Falkingham PL, Gatesy SM. 2012. RECONSTRUCTING LIMB KINEMATICS OF SMALL BIPEDAL DINOSAURS TRAVERSING SEMI-FLUID SUBSTRATES JOURNAL OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY, 72nd Annual Meeting of the Society-of-Vertebrate-Paleontology 32 :92-92 >Link

Falkingham P, Bates K, Mannion P. 2011. EVOLUTIONARY TRENDS IN SAUROPOD BODY PLAN EXPRESSED IN FOSSIL TRACKS AND TRACKWAYS JOURNAL OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY, 31 :107-107 >Link

Falkingham P. 2009. DIVERSITY IN FOSSIL VERTEBRATE TRACK ASSEMBLAGES: PRESERVATIONAL BIAS DUE TO SEDIMENT CONSISTENCY AND ANIMAL MASS JOURNAL OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY, 29 :93A-93A >Link

Falkingham P, Margetts L, Manning P. 2008. USING FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS TO AID INTERPRETATION OF DINOSAUR TRACKS JOURNAL OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY, 68th Annual Meeting of the Society-of-Vertebrate-Paleontology 28 :76A-76A >Link

Falkingham P, Manning P, Margetts L. 2007. Finite element analysis of dinosaur tracks JOURNAL OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY, 27 :73A-73A >Link

Farlow JO, Richards RL, Johnson BD, Falkingham PL. New fossil vertebrate specimens from the Pipe Creek Sinkhole (Grant County, Indiana) 130th Annual Meeting, Indiana Academy of Science, Program, 130th Annual Meeting, Indiana Academy of Science :38-38

Book

Falkingham PL, Marty D, Richter A. 2016. Dinosaur Tracks The Next Steps Falkingham PL, Marty D, Richter A. 9780253021021

Thesis/Dissertation

Falkingham PL. 2010. Commputer simulation of dinosaur tracks Manning P, Margetts L.

Media

Falkingham P, Xing L. Xing et al 2016 Anomoepus.zip >DOI >Link

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

Where does footprint morphology come from? Integrating 3D methods for exploring dinosaur track formation, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, Oral presentation 17/10/2018

Functional morphology and hydrodynamics of plesiosaur necks: Does size matter?, Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy, Manchester, UK, Oral presentation 05/09/2018

An everyday tool: how the avian neck has adapted to (almost) every situation., Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy, Manchester, UK, Oral presentation 05/09/2018

The surrogate arm: Analysing the role of regionalisation in the variation of the avian neck, Society of Exoerimental Biology, Florence, Italy, Oral presentation 03/07/2018

The implications of underfoot pressures and mass distribution for extreme heteropody, Society of Experimental Biology, Florence, Italy, Poster presentation 03/07/2018

Avian Subsurface Foot Kinematics on Deformable Substrates, Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, San Francisco, CA, USA, Poster presentation 04/01/2018

CT Imaging of Dinosaur Footprints: Hidden Topography and the Origin of Track Diversity, Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology, San Franscisco, CA, USA, Oral presentation 04/01/2018

REGIONALISATION OF THE AVIAN CERVICAL COLUMN: A LINK BETWEEN MORPHOLOGY AND ECOLOGY, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Calgary, Canada, Poster presentation 25/09/2017

RANGE OF MOTION AND HYDRODYNAMIC IMPLICATIONS OF THE LONG- NECK IN PLESIOSAURS, Symposium on Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy, Birmingham, Oral presentation 12/09/2017

GRABBING EVOLUTION BY THE THROAT: FUNCTIONAL REGIONALISATION OF THE AVIAN CERVICAL COLUMN, Symposium on Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy, Birmingham, Poster presentation 12/09/2017

PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES ON BIOMECHANICAL RECONSTRUCTIONS OF EXTINCT ANIMALS: A CASE STUDY USING TYRANNOSAURUS REX, Symposium on Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy, Birmingham, Oral presentation 12/09/2017

A re-analysis of the middle Pleistocene hominin-like footprints from Vértesszőlős, Hungary, British Association for Biological Anthropology and Osteoarchaeology, Liverpool, Poster presentation 08/09/2017

A RE-ANALYSIS OF ~350 KA HOMININ-LIKE FOOTPRINTS FROM VÉRTESSZOLOS, HUNGARY, EMPLOYING PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND 3D ANALYSIS., Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Calgary, Poster presentation 25/08/2017

Grabbing evolution by the throat: Functional regionalisation of the avian cervical column, Society of Experimental Biology, Sweden, Poster presentation 03/07/2017

Can skeletal surface area predict in vivo foot surface area, Society of Experimental Biology, Sweden, Poster presentation 03/07/2017

Hydrodynamic implications of the long neck in plesiosaurs using computational fluid dynamics, Society of Experimental Biology, Gotenburg, Sweden, Poster presentation 03/07/2017

Reconstructing moving morphology using RaspberryPi (PiROMM): Range of motion in ostrich cervical vertebrae at progressive stages of dissection, Society of Experimental Biology, Gotenburg, Sweden, Poster presentation 03/07/2017

Footprints are neither bones nor feet: Problems with track "preservation" and the mold-based paradigm, Symposium of Vertebrate Paleontology, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, Poster presentation 26/10/2016

Foot Morphology or exit feature: A CT perspective on Hitchcock's Dinosaur Tracks, Symposium of Vertebrate Paleontology, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, Poster presentation 26/10/2016

Trackways of the American Crocodile (Crocodylus Acutus), northwest Costa Rica: Implications for archosaurian ichnology, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, Poster presentation 26/10/2016

The morphology of motion in sub-surface foot trajectories and fossil dinosaur tracks, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, USA, Oral presentation 26/10/2016

Mobility and hydrodynamic implications for the long neck in plesiosaurs, Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy, Liverpool, Poster presentation 22/08/2016

Making footprints without feet: Modern terrestrial lungfish locomotion creates traces similar to those of early tetrapods., Society of Experimental Biology (SEB), Brighton, UK, Oral presentation 04/07/2016

The morphology of Motion: Sub-surface foot trajectories and fossil tracks, International Congress on Vertebrate Morphology (ICVM), Washington DC, USA, Poster presentation 29/06/2016

One Foot, Many Footprints: the Origin of Track Morphological Diversity, International Conference on Vertebrate Morphology (ICVM), Washington DC, USA, Poster presentation 29/06/2016

Using extant taxa to inform studies of fossil footprints, European Geosciences Union, Vienna, Austria, Oral presentation 19/04/2016

Using LIGGGHTS to investigate dinosaur footprint formation, 1st CF-DEM User Meeting, Linz, Austria, Oral presentation 14/03/2016

Difficulties in estimating mass from fossil footprints, SVPCA, Southampton, Oral presentation 31/08/2015

Estimating body mass of the extinct giraffid Sivatherium giganteum, using a skeletal reconstruction and the minimum convex hull method, SVPCA, Southampton, Poster presentation 31/08/2015

Public engagement:

https://theconversation.com/footprint-fossils-suggest-lizards-have-been-running-on-two-feet-for-110m-years-91865, Article for the Conversation: Footprint fossils suggest lizards have been running on two feet for 110m years, Online article, General public, 1919, Author 15/02/2018

https://theconversation.com/walking-fish-help-scientists-to-understand-how-we-left-the-ocean-91411, Article for The Conversation: ‘Walking’ fish help scientists to understand how we left the ocean, Article, Wider Public, 6467, Writer 09/02/2018

Bangor University, Talk for Bangor University Biology Socity, Talk, Student society, 50+, Invited speaker 25/01/2018

https://pfalkingham.wordpress.com, Personal Website/Blog 2018, Blog/Website, General; technical; specialist, 113,283 views/40,666 unique visitors to 10/9/18, Author 01/01/2018

Online, Palaeocast interview, Podcast, general public, >5000, Interviewee, Palaeocast is a monthly podcast series, http://www.palaeocast.com/episode-44-trackway-modelling/ 01/05/2015

Online, Palaeontology[Online], Online learning resource, General Public, > 4000 unique visitors per month, Editor/Contributor, http://www.palaeontologyonline.com/ 31/01/2011

https://pfalkingham.wordpress.com/, Personal Website/Blog 2017, Website/Blog, General/General science, 69,912 views / 26,265 unique visitors, Writer/Author, https://pfalkingham.wordpress.com/

Online, AskABiologist Specialist, Online public outreach forum, general public/you, >10,000, Specialist, http://www.askabiologist.org.uk/

Award:

General Biomechanics session Talk Prize, Society for Experimental Biology

Conference organisation:

Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy, Host/Organiser

Symposium of Palaeontological Preparation and Conservation, Organiser/Host, http://svpca.org/

Progressive Palaeontology, http://www.palass.org/modules.php?name=propal&page=46

Editorial boards:

Palaeontology[Online], Commissioning Editor, http://www.palaeontologyonline.com/

Journal of Paleontological Techniques, Scientific Editor, http://jpaleontologicaltechniques.org/

External collaboration:

Liverpool University, Karl Bates

Royal Veterinary College, John Hutchinson

Brown University, Stephen Gatesy

Fellowships:

Marie Curie International Outgoing Fellowship, Royal Veterinary College, London

Media Coverage:

https://newswise.com/articles/the-secret-world-of-dinosaur-tracks-#.WlQ87NJXN6g.facebook, Coverage on Dinosaur track CT work

https://knowridge.com/2017/07/how-did-plesiosaurs-swim-with-such-long-necks/, https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170705132908.htm, Media coverage of PhD student (Pernille Troelsen) work on Plesiosaur necks.

http://www.livescience.com/59051-jurassic-creature-preserved-with-own-death-drag.html, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39798147, News coverage on PLOS ONE ammonite paper

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3808410/Do-fish-leave-FOOTPRINTS-Tracks-left-air-breathing-lungfish-help-unravel-animals-moved-land-360-million-years-ago.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490, Daily Mail article on Lungfish traces

http://www.engadget.com/video-series/icymi/, http://phys.org/news/2016-03-scientists-evolution-largest-dinosaurs.html, https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160330085622.htm, Media coverage for Bates et al 2016

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2016/february/sauropod-swimmers-or-walkers.html, http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/0219/Dinosaur-tracks-Why-would-a-four-footed-dino-leave-two-footed-prints, http://www.asianscientist.com/2016/02/in-the-lab/case-mysterious-missing-dinosaur-footprints/, Media coverage of Digit-only sauropod tracks from China

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3395956/Bizarre-prehistoric-beast-cross-moose-giraffe-ELEPHANT-digitally-brought-life-using-3D-scans-fossilised-remains.html, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-35292660, http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v529/n7586/full/529259c.html, Media Coverage for Sivatherium reconstruction

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3119221/Researchers-downgrade-biggest-dinosaur-Earth-say-dreadnoughtus-weighed-40-tons-26-metres-long.html, http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/06/09/new-paper-contests-the-hulking-bulk-of-dreadnaughtus-thought-the-worlds-heaviest-dinosaur/, http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/06/150609-dreadnoughtus-dinosaur-weight-downgraded-science, Media coverage for paper 'Downsizing a Giant'

http://www.forensicmag.com/news/2015/04/ancient-footprints-can-help-understand-modern-day-crime-scenes, https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/news/2015-04-21/how-ancient-footprints-can-help-us-understand-modern-day-crime-scenes, Coverage of the announcement that the NERC grant (PI Bennett, Bournemouth University) has been awarded funding.

http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/news/story.aspx?id=1693, Media coverage associated with the Swimming Hippo Footprints paper published in Palaeo3 (Lead author: Bennett)

http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2014/04/08/old-photos-piece-together-dinosaur-chase/, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26851336, http://www.voanews.com/content/famous-dinosaur-chase-reconstructed-in-3-d-/1884888.html, Media coverage associate with the paper 'Historical Photogrammtery' publishing in PLOS ONE.

https://sciencenode.org/feature/from-the-ground-up-resurrecting-dinosaurs-from-their-footprints.php, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23220073, http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/12/08/secrets-dinosaur-footprints-revealed-in-bird-x-rays/, Media coverage on the 2014 paper "The Birth of a Dinosaur Track" published in PNAS

http://www.theguardian.com/science/lost-worlds/2012/sep/11/academics-online, Blog post for the Gaurdian newspaper about the outreach site Palaeontology[Online]

Membership of professional bodies:

Member, European Geosciences Union

Member, Society of Integrative and Comparative Biology

Member, Society of Experimental Biology

Member, Ichnological Association

Member, Palaeontological Association

Member, Society of Vertebrate Paleontology

Other invited event:

European Geosciences Union Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria, Invited speaker

Research Grants Awarded:

Palaeontological Association, Regionalization of cervical vertebrae in plesiosaurs, Grant value (£): £2192, Duration of research project: 8 weeks

NSF, X-rays, 3D animation and human locomotion, Kevin Hatala, Stephen Gatesy, Grant value (£): $340,052

Leverhulme, Bones in motion: A new integrated experimental-computational approach to understanding the evolution of human locomotion, Karl Bates, Kristian D'Aout, Grant value (£): 249045, Duration of research project: 3 years

EPSRC/NERC, Extrapolating ground reaction force from fossil dinosaur footprints, Grant value (£): 63,334.90, Duration of research project: 24 months

Company of Biologists, Digitizing archosaur tracks and traces, Grant value (£): 500

XSEDE, USING COMPUTER SIMULATION TO STUDY DINOSAUR BIOMECHANICS FROM FOSSIL FOOTPRINTS (TG-EAR140012), S.M. Gatesy, Grant value (£): 365768 SUs, Duration of research project: 18 Months

NSF, Birth of a dinosaur track: Formation dynamics and the origin of footprint diversity., Gatesy, S.M. (PI), Grant value (£): $315,698, Duration of research project: 3 years

NERC, Integrated software solution for the 3-dimensional capture and analysis of footwear evidence, Bennett; Budka; Gabrys; Osselton, Grant value (£): 100k, Duration of research project: 12 months

Teaching qualification:

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy