Sarah Werning


My research focuses on the evolution of bone tissue. An animal’s bone tissue varies with other aspects of its biology (e.g., age, ecology, growth rate, metabolism) and is preserved even after death and fossilization. I develop quantitative and qualitative methods to describe the relationships between bone tissue and growth physiology in reptiles, birds, and mammals, and use these relationships to infer aspects of biology that cannot be directly observed in their extinct ancestors.

Evolutionary Studies Histology Paleontology Zoology

Work details

NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Stony Brook University
Anatomical Sciences

October 22, 2013
12 citations
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