Mr Yannick Pommery

Mr Yannick Pommery

Position: PhD student in Evolutionary Biology
School and/or Centres: School of Archaeology and Anthropology

Location: Banks Building (#44), Linnaeus Way

Qualification:

Yannick is a French PhD student specialized in vertebrate palaeontology and evolutionary biology. He completed his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Geosciences at the University of Burgundy (Dijon, France). He did his Master’s internship about the particular tooth replacement of Henodus chelyops (Placodontia) before working as a research assistant for a couple of months at the University of Tübingen (Germany). He joined the School of Archaeology & Anthropology (ANU) as PhD candidate in April 2022. A/Prof. Laura AB Wilson is his Chair of Panel and Prof. Tim Denham is part of his supervisory panel. His PhD project is focused on the evolution of the craniofacial growth and development in bats. This project, combining evolutionary and developmental approaches, will provide further insight into the evolutionary origins of echolocation within the bat lineage and the acquisition and variability of cranial features associated with echolocation.

Vertebrate palaeontology; Evolutionary biology; Evo-devo; 3D modelling; Cranial morphology; Echolocation; Taphonomy; Geomorphometrics; Chiroptera; Mesozoic reptile; Placodontia; Thalattosuchia.

2021 Pommery, Y., Scheyer, T. M., Neenan, J. M., Reich, T., Fernandez, V., Voeten, D. F., ... & Werneburg, I. Dentition and feeding in Placodontia: tooth replacement in Henodus chelyops. BMC Ecology and Evolution, 21, 1-19.https://doi.org/10.1186/s12862-021-01835-4

2022 Abel, P., Pommery, Y., Ford, D. P., Koyabu, D., & Werneburg, I. Skull sutures and cranial mechanics in the Permian reptile Captorhinus aguti and the evolution of the temporal region in early amniotes. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 10, 841784. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2022.841784

2022 Abel, P., Pommery, Y., Ford, D. P., Koyabu, D., & Werneburg, I. 3D models related to the publication: Skull sutures and cranial mechanics in the Permian reptile Captorhinus aguti and the evolution of the temporal region in early amniotes. MorphoMuseuM. doi, 10, m3.

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