Michael B. Habib

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E-Mail: HABIB(at)jhmi.edu
Phone: 443-287-3904

1830 E. Monument St., Room 306
Baltimore, MD 21205 USA

  • Education:

  • M.S., Biology, University of Virginia, 2004
    B.A., Biology, University of Virginia, 2001

  • Research Focuses:
  • avian biomechanics
    vertebrate flight
    phylogenetic comparative methods
    phylogenetic/stratigraphic congruence

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  • Publications and Abstracts:
  • Jones KE, Bielby J, Cardillo M Habib M (15/24) Purvis A. in press. PanTHERIA: A species-level database of life-history, ecology, and geography of extant and recently extinct mammals (Data Paper). Ecology xxx: xxx-xxx

    Habib, M. 2008. Comparative evidence for quadrapedal launch in pterosaurs. Pp 161-168 in Buffetaut E, and DWE Hone, eds. Wellnhofer Pterosaur Meeting: Zitteliana B28

    Habib, M. and C. B. Ruff. 2008. The effects of locomotion on the structural characteristics of avian limb bones. Zoo. J. Linn. Soc. 153:601-624

    Habib, M. 2007. Predicting wing shape and flight dynamics from osteological structures in birds and pterosaurs. J. Vert. Paleontol. 27:85A. (abstract)

    Habib, M. 2007. Structural characteristics of the humerus of Bennettazhia oregonensis and their implications for specimen diagnosis and azhdarchoid biomechanics. Flugsaurier: The Wellnhofer Pterosaur Meeting (abstract)

    Habib, M. 2006. Flight performance of giant pseudodontorn birds. The Ecphora Miscellaneous Publications: The Geology and Paleontology of Calvert Cliffs 1:14 (abstract)

    Habib, M., and C. B. Ruff. 2005. Structural characters of the limbs of raptorial birds can predict characteristics of locomotion and predatory behavior. J. Vert. Paleontol. 26:71A. (abstract)

    Habib, M., and C. B. Ruff. 2005. Forelimb to hindlimb structural proportions predict locomotor behavior in birds. J. Vert. Paleontol. 25:66A. (abstract)

    Bininda-Emonds, O. R. P., K. E. Jones, S. A. Price, R. Grenyer, M. Cardillo, M. Habib, A. Purvis, and J. L. Gittleman. 2003. Supertrees are a Necessary Not-So-Evil: A Comment on Gatesy et al. Systematic Biology. 52:724-729.

  • Faculty Advisor:
  • David Weishampel

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