Ruger Porter, PhD

Lecturer, Human Anatomy
Biomedical Sciences
Life Sciences Building 113B, Athens Campus
740.593.0784
 
Education:
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (PhD), Ohio University, 2015
  • Biological Sciences (BS), Indiana University South Bend, 2006
Expertise:
  • Human anatomy and embryology
  • Archosaur cephalic vascular anatomy
  • Diapsid physiological thermoregulation
Summary of Work:

 

My research seeks to answer questions about dinosaur cephalic vascular anatomy and thermoregulation by comparing the anatomy of dinosaur relatives to evidence from dinosaur fossils. I’ve shown that the heat loads dinosaurs faced is reflected in the size of their cephalic blood vessels because they were used in different thermoregulatory strategies.

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