E R Dumont

Summary

Affiliation: University of Massachusetts
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The Hadropithecus conundrum reconsidered, with implications for interpreting diet in fossil hominins
    Elizabeth R Dumont
    221 Morrill Science Center, Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 278:3654-61. 2011
  2. pmc Morphological innovation, diversification and invasion of a new adaptive zone
    Elizabeth R Dumont
    Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 279:1797-805. 2012
  3. pmc Finite element analysis of performance in the skulls of marmosets and tamarins
    Elizabeth R Dumont
    Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA
    J Anat 218:151-62. 2011
  4. pmc Bone density and the lightweight skeletons of birds
    Elizabeth R Dumont
    Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 221 Morrill Science Center, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 277:2193-8. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint The effects of gape angle and bite point on bite force in bats
    Elizabeth R Dumont
    Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Morrill Science Center, 611 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003 9297, USA
    J Exp Biol 206:2117-23. 2003
  6. doi request reprint Requirements for comparing the performance of finite element models of biological structures
    E R Dumont
    Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    J Theor Biol 256:96-103. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Cross-sectional geometry of the dentary in bats
    Elizabeth R Dumont
    Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts, Morrill Science Center, Amherst, 01003, USA
    Zoology (Jena) 109:66-74. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Finite-element analysis of biting behavior and bone stress in the facial skeletons of bats
    Elizabeth R Dumont
    Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol 283:319-30. 2005
  9. doi request reprint Predicting bite force in mammals: two-dimensional versus three-dimensional lever models
    J L Davis
    Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    J Exp Biol 213:1844-51. 2010
  10. doi request reprint Connecting behaviour and performance: the evolution of biting behaviour and bite performance in bats
    S E Santana
    Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    J Evol Biol 22:2131-45. 2009

Detail Information

Publications11

  1. pmc The Hadropithecus conundrum reconsidered, with implications for interpreting diet in fossil hominins
    Elizabeth R Dumont
    221 Morrill Science Center, Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 278:3654-61. 2011
    ..stenognathus and robust australopiths do not necessarily reflect adaptations for hard-object processing...
  2. pmc Morphological innovation, diversification and invasion of a new adaptive zone
    Elizabeth R Dumont
    Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 279:1797-805. 2012
    ..These results show that a novel stenodermatine skull phenotype played a central role in the evolution of frugivory and increasing speciation within phyllostomids...
  3. pmc Finite element analysis of performance in the skulls of marmosets and tamarins
    Elizabeth R Dumont
    Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, USA
    J Anat 218:151-62. 2011
    ..This analysis illustrates that differences in the shapes of the skulls of Callithrix and Saguinus confer differences in performance. Whether these aspects of performance are targets of selection awaits broader comparative analyses...
  4. pmc Bone density and the lightweight skeletons of birds
    Elizabeth R Dumont
    Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, 221 Morrill Science Center, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 277:2193-8. 2010
    ..They also reconcile the conundrum of how bird skeletons can appear to be thin and delicate, yet contribute just as much to total body mass as do the skeletons of terrestrial mammals...
  5. ncbi request reprint The effects of gape angle and bite point on bite force in bats
    Elizabeth R Dumont
    Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Morrill Science Center, 611 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003 9297, USA
    J Exp Biol 206:2117-23. 2003
    ..Finally, these data suggest that behavioral variation in gape angle and bite point may be important variables in comparative, functional analyses of feeding...
  6. doi request reprint Requirements for comparing the performance of finite element models of biological structures
    E R Dumont
    Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    J Theor Biol 256:96-103. 2009
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Cross-sectional geometry of the dentary in bats
    Elizabeth R Dumont
    Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts, Morrill Science Center, Amherst, 01003, USA
    Zoology (Jena) 109:66-74. 2006
    ..Although traditional and PGLS analyses yielded some similar results, the phylogenetic structure of a sample can drive apparent patterns of scaling and should be considered in comparative functional analyses...
  8. ncbi request reprint Finite-element analysis of biting behavior and bone stress in the facial skeletons of bats
    Elizabeth R Dumont
    Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Anat Rec A Discov Mol Cell Evol Biol 283:319-30. 2005
    ..The same was not true of Cynopterus, where factors other than feeding appear to have had a more significant impact on craniofacial morphology...
  9. doi request reprint Predicting bite force in mammals: two-dimensional versus three-dimensional lever models
    J L Davis
    Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    J Exp Biol 213:1844-51. 2010
    ..Models that accurately represent the biting mechanics strengthen our understanding of which variables are functionally relevant and how they are relevant to feeding performance...
  10. doi request reprint Connecting behaviour and performance: the evolution of biting behaviour and bite performance in bats
    S E Santana
    Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA 01003, USA
    J Evol Biol 22:2131-45. 2009
    ..The ancestor of phyllostomids was likely a generalist characterized by high behavioural plasticity, a condition that also evolved in specialized frugivores and potentially contributed to their diversification...
  11. ncbi request reprint Techniques for modeling muscle-induced forces in finite element models of skeletal structures
    Ian R Grosse
    Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, USA
    Anat Rec (Hoboken) 290:1069-88. 2007
    ..For these reasons, it is recommended that a mechanics-based method be adopted for determination of the proper traction loads to be applied to skeletal structures due to muscular activity...