Alice M Clement
My research is multidisciplinary encompassing evolutionary biology, vertebrate palaeontology & ichthyology.
I mainly focus on sarcopterygian fishes (known as "lobe-finned" fishes, such as lungfishes) and the earliest tetrapod-like fishes. My current research topics include brain/endocast & general cranial anatomy, phylogeny, & the evolution of terrestriality (such as the development of limbs from fins, and the appearance of air breathing).
In particular, I use synchrotron & conventional tomography to create 3D models of osteichthyans (the "bony" fishes); ranging from early stem members to living lungfishes. I use a range of software for 3D data processing, image rendering & animation/visualisation.