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Kevin M. Middleton, Ph.D.

 

Email:

kmm "at" brown.edu

 

Permanent Address:

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Box G-B204, Brown University

Providence RI 02912

Phone: 401 863 3804

Fax: 401 863 7544

 

Present Address:

Department of Biology

University of California, Riverside

Riverside CA 92521

Phone: 951 822 4654

Fax: 951 827 4286

 

Education:

 

1996-2003 Brown University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Ph.D. - May 2003

 

1992-1995 Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

B.S., Biology - 1995

 

Postdoctoral Positions:

 

2005-Pres. NIH National Research Service Award Fellow

Jointly between University of California, Riverside (Ted Garland) and Brown University (Sharon Swartz)

 

2002-2005 Post-Doctoral Research Associate

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Brown University, Providence, RI, USA

 

Honors, grants, and fellowships:

 

2002 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology - Alfred Sherwood Romer Prize, Honorable Mention

 

2000 National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant

 

1999 Paleontological Society Grant-in-Aid of Paleontological Research - Outstanding Student Scholarship Proposal

 

1999 Geological Society of America Student Research Grant - Exceptional Merit in Conception and Presentation

 

1999 Sigma Xi - Grant in Aid of Research

 

1997 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, Honorable Mention

 

1996 University Fellowship, Brown University

 

1995 Phi Beta Kappa, Wake Forest University

 

1992-1995 Guy T. Carswell Scholarship, Wake Forest University

 

Publications:

 

Papers

 

Middleton, K.M. 2001. The morphological basis of hallucal orientation in extant birds. Journal of Morphology 250: 51-60.

 

Middleton, K.M. and S.M. Gatesy. 2000. Theropod forelimb design and evolution. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 28(2): 149-187.

 

Gatesy, S.M. and K.M. Middleton. 1999. Theropod hind limb disparity revisited: a response. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 19(3): 606.

 

Gatesy, S.M., K.M. Middleton, F.A. Jenkins, Jr., and N.H. Shubin. 1999. Three dimensional preservation of foot movements in Triassic theropod dinosaurs. Nature 399:141-144.

 

Gatesy, S.M. and K.M. Middleton. 1997. Bipedalism, flight, and the evolution of theropod locomotor diversity. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 17(2): 308-329.

 

Book Chapters

Gatesy, S.M. and K.M. Middleton. in press. Limbs into Wings: The Skeletal Foundation of Flapping Flight. in Fins into Limbs, B.K. Hall, ed.

 

Published Abstracts

 

Middleton, K.M. and S.M. Gatesy. 2005. Wing design and disparity in flying vertebrates. Integrative and Comparative Biology 44(6):605.

 

Swartz, S.M., Kay, N., Middleton, K.M., and J.A. Blume. 2005. The role of thickness and curvature in dictating subchondral bone stresses in mammalian joints. Integrative and Comparative Biology 44(6):649.

 

Swartz, S.M., Middleton, K.M., Iriarte-Diaz, J., Lee, M., Wofford, J.M., Breuer, K.S., and D.A. Ritter. 2005. Can bats actively control the mechanical properties of the wing membrane? Integrative and Comparative Biology 44(6):751.

 

Middleton, K.M. and S.M. Gatesy. 2004. Reconstructing leg function from osteology in Mesozoic birds. Journal of Morphology 260(3):313.

 

Gatesy, S.M., Kenny, K.S., Middleton, K.M., Jenkins, F.A., Jr., and N.H. Shubin. 2003. Skin impression microtopography in Triassic theropod tracks. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 23(3):54A.

 

Middleton, K.M. 2002. Evolution of the perching foot in theropods. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 22(3):88A.

 

Middleton, K.M. 2000. Influence of hallucal reversion on terrestrial locomotion in birds. American Zoologist 40(5):303A.

 

Middleton, K.M. 2000. Comparative morphology and evolution of the hallux in extant and fossil birds. Vertebrata PalAsiatica 38 (supplement): 20.

 

Middleton, K.M. 1999. Osteology and evolution of the avian reversed hallux. American Zoologist 39(5): 17A.

 

Middleton, K.M. 1999. Morphological basis for hallucal orientation in fossil birds. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 19(3): 64A.

 

Middleton, K.M. and S.M. Gatesy. 1998. Theropod forelimb disparity and functional evolution. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 18(3): 63A.

 

Middleton, K.M. and S.M. Gatesy. 1998. The evolution of theropod forelimb design and function. American Zoologist 37(5): 58A.

 

Gatesy, S.M. and K.M. Middleton. 1998. Reconstructing theropod foot function using 3-D computer-animated track simulation. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 18(3): 45A.

 

Gatesy, S.M. and K.M. Middleton. 1996. Sinking dinosaurs: Sub-surface preservation of foot kinematics in Greenlandic theropods. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 16(3): 37A.

 

Gatesy, S.M. and K.M. Middleton. 1995. Sinking dinosaurs: Sub-surface foot kinematics in Greenlandic theropods. American Zoologist 35(5): 120A.

 

Published Book Reviews:

 

Middleton, K.M. 2003. Dinosaurs of the Air: The Evolution and Loss of Flight in Dinosaurs and Birds and Mesozoic Birds: Above the Heads of Dinosaurs. Palaeontologia Electronica 6(1): 5. http://palaeo-electronica.org/2003_1/books/birds.htm

 

Invited Seminars:

 

University of Chicago - March 2001

American Museum of Natural History - April 2001