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Philip S L Anderson

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Contact Information

101 Shelford Vivarium
608 East Healey Street
Champaign, IL 61820

Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor, Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

Research Interests

Comparative evolutionary biomechanics in both vertebrates and invertebrates, particularly to examine how the laws of physics and mechanics influence evolutionary processes; combining kinematics and fracture mechanics to examine the evolution of biological cutting/puncture systems; biomechanical and morphological diversification in deep-time; evolution of multi-part biomechanical systems; paleobiomechanics


PhD: University of Chicago, IL
BA: Carleton College, MN

Additional Campus Affiliations

Associate Professor, Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Associate Professor, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

Recent Publications

Zhang, B., & Anderson, P. S. L. (2024). How rate-based stretchability of soft solids controls fracture morphology in dynamic conical puncture. International Journal of Impact Engineering, 187, Article 104911.

Crofts, S. B., & Anderson, P. S. L. (2023). How venom pore placement may influence puncture performance in snake fangs. Journal of Experimental Biology, 226(17), Article jeb245666.

Darcy, H. E., & Anderson, P. S. L. (2023). Morphological variation in the vomer of aquatic and terrestrial spelerpini salamanders. Journal of Morphology, 284(9), Article e21618.

Scott, B. R., & Anderson, P. S. L. (2023). Examining competition during the agnathan/gnathostome transition using distance-based morphometrics. Paleobiology, 49(2), 313-328.

Zhang, B., & Anderson, P. S. L. (2023). Investigation of the rate-mediated form-function relationship in biological puncture. Scientific reports, 13(1), Article 12097.

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