Curriculum Vitae

Recent Manuscripts

Lynch, Leigha M. In review. Skeletal limb morphology of the North American pine marten, Martes americana and Martes caurina, varies predictably by biome: implications for use of mustelids in ecomorphological studies. Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society.

King, Leigha M. and Steven C. Wallace. 2011. Sexual dimorphism in the Black Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) revealed by geometric morphometrics. Current Research in the Pleistocene 28: 168-169.

Recent Manuscripts

Lynch, Leigha M., Ryan Felice, Haley D. O'Brien. 2020. Appendicular skeletal morphology of North American Martes reflects a punctuated mode of evolution in conjunction with Pleistocene glacial cycles. The Anatomical Record. 1-24. doi:10.1002/ar.24545

Lynch, Leigha M. 2019 Fossil calibration of mitochondrial phylogenetic relationships of North American pine martens, Martes, suggests an older divergence of M. americana and M. caurina than previously hypothesized. Journal of Mammalian Evolution. 27:535-548. doi:10.1007/s10914-019-09476-7

O'Brien, Haley D., Leigha M. Lynch, Greg Erickson, Kent Vliet, John Bruggen, and Paul M. Gignac. 2019. Crocodylian head width allometry and a Bayesian framework for predicting body size in extinct suchians. Integrative and Organismal Biology 1 (1): 1-15. doi: 10.1093/iob/obz006

Lynch, Leigha M. 2019. Skeletal limb morphology of the North American pine marten, Martes americana and Martes caurina, varies predictably by biome: implications for use of mustelids in ecomorphological studies. Biological Journal of the Linnaean Society 126 (2): 240-255. doi: 10.1093/biolinnean/bly15

King, Leigha M. and Steven C. Wallace. 2013. Phylogeny of Panthera, Including P. atrox, based on craniodental characters. Historical Biology 26 (6): 827-833. doi: 10.1080/08912963.2013.861462

King, Leigha M. and Steven C. Wallace. 2011. Sexual dimorphism in the Black Footed Ferret (Mustela nigripes) revealed by geometric morphometrics. Current Research in the Pleistocene 28: 168-169.

Recent Abstracts

Leigha M. Lynch, Kari L. Allen. 2021. Carnivoran relative brain volume does not correlate with environmental and dietary variation. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Annual Meeting Abstracts.

Lynch, Leigha M., Morgan E. McKenna, John V. Dudgeon. 2020. Living on the edge: ecology of the extinct Noble marten as determined by morphological and isotopic evidence. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Annual Meeting Abstracts.

Lynch, Leigha M. 2019. Evolving in isolation: Pleistocene glaciation resulted in the speciation and morphological divergence of the North American pine marten, Martes. Program and Abstracts of the 12th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology.

Lynch, Leigha M., Kari L. Allen. 2019. Relative brain volume of North American carnivorans does not support the Cognitive Buffer Hypothesis. Program and Abstracts of the 12th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology.

Lynch, Leigha M., Gage Holleman, Warren Booth. Accurate phylogenetic relationships can be produced from fragments of DNA. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Annual Meeting Abstracts, 252.

Lynch, Leigha M. 2018. Isolation by Pleistocene glaciers resulted in divergence of skeletal limb morphology of North American pine martens, Martes americana and Martes caurina. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Annual Meeting Abstracts, 252.

Awards and Recognition

2018     Oklahoma State University in Tulsa Research Day 2nd place oral presentation

2018     David and Marvalee Wake Award Honorable Mention

2017     Biomedical Sciences Outstanding Graduate Student Award (OSU)

2016     Oklahoma State University in Tulsa Research Day 1st place poster presentation

2015     Oklahoma State University in Tulsa Research Day 2nd place poster presentation

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