Heather E. Ahrens

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E-Mail: HAHRENS1(at)jhmi.edu
Phone: 410-502-0412

1830 E. Monument St., Room 308
Baltimore, MD 21205 USA








  • Education:


  • M.S., University of Texas at Austin, Geological Sciences, 2010
    B.S., Virginia Tech, Biological Sciences, 2007

  • Research Focuses:
  • Evolutionary theory and phylogenetic systematics
    Functional morphology
    Morphology and evolution of Creodonta and Carnivora
    High-resolution X-ray computed tomographic techniques

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  • Curriculum Vitae:
  • Available upon REQUEST

  • Publications and Abstracts:
  • PUBLICATIONS

    Ahrens, HE. 2012. Craniodental Characters and the Relationships of Procyonidae (Mammalia: Carnivora). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 164: 669-713.


    ABSTRACTS

    Ahrens, HE. 2013. Foot posture in Early Eocene Hyaenodontidae and Oxyaenidae from Wyoming. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Program and Abstracts: 75.

    Ahrens, HE. 2013. Quantification of olfactory bulb shape and patterns of brain shape variation in Procyonidae. American Society of Mammalogists, Program and Abstracts: 57.

    Ahrens HE, Ruff CB. 2013. Body Mass Estimators in Fossorial Mammals and the Body Mass of Extinct Palaeanodonta (Pholidotamorpha). The FASEB Journal 27:747.16.

    Ahrens HE, Ruff CB, Rose KD. 2012. The mechanics of fossoriality in Mammalia and the locomotor behavior of Palaeanodonta (Pholidotamorpha). Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Program and Abstracts: 54.

    Ahrens HE, DeLeon VB. 2012. A Morphometric Study of Phylogenetic and Ecologic Patterns in Procyonid (Mammalia:Carnivora) Endocasts. The FASEB Journal 26:455.1.

    Ahrens, H. 2011. Postcranial morphology of Dipsalidictis transiens (Mammalia: Oxyaenidae): functional interpretations and taxonomic significance. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, Program and Abstracts: 60A.

    Ahrens, H. 2009. Novel insights on the basicranium of Buisnictis chisoensis with implications for its phylogenetic position. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 29 (Supplement to number 3):52A.

    Ahrens, H. 2009. A digital endocast of Procyon lotor. Texas Academy of Science, 112th Annual Meeting p 134.

  • Faculty Advisor:
  • Kenneth D. Rose

               
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