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Mathew John Wedel
I am a vertebrate paleontologist, and my main areas of interest are sauropod dinosaurs and the evolution of pneumatic (air-filled) bones in dinosaurs and birds. I study the evolutionary origin of pneumatic bones in archosaurs, the respiratory systems of sauropods and other dinosaurs, and the evolution of large size and long necks in sauropods. I am currently an Associate Professor at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California, where I teach gross anatomy. In my spare time I enjoy stargazing, and I write the monthly Binocular Highlights column for Sky & Telescope magazine.