PUBLICATIONS

A. Watanabe, A.-C. Fabre, R.N. Felice, J.A. Maisano, J. Müller, A. Herrel, and A. Goswami.  Ecomorphological diversification in squamates from conserved pattern of cranial integration. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, 116 (29), 14688-14697.

 

A. Goswami, A. Watanabe, R.N. Felice, C. Bardua, A.C. Fabre, and P.D. Polly. 2019 High-density morphometric analysis of shape and integration: the good, the bad, and the not-really-a-problem. Integrative and Comparative Biology, icz120.

 

Felice R.N., Watanabe A, Cuff AR, Noirault E, Pol D, Witmer LM, Norell MA, O’Connor PM, Goswami A. 2019. Evolutionary integration and modularity in the archosaur cranium. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 59 (2), 371–382.

C. Bardua, R.N. Felice, A. Watanabe, A.-C. Fabre, and A. Goswami. 2019. A practical guide to surface sliding semi-landmarks in morphometric analyses. Integrative Organismal Biology, obz016.

 

Felice, R.N., Tobias, J.A., Pigot, A.L., and Goswami, A. 2019. Dietary Niche Shapes Rates of Evolution in Birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B. 286, 20182677

 

Felice, R.N., Randau, M., and Goswami, A. 2018. A Fly in a Tube: Macroevolutionary Expectations for Integrated Phenotypes. Evolution, 72(12), 2580-2594.

 

Felice, R.N., and Goswami, A. 2017. Developmental Origins of Mosaic Evolution in the Avian Cranium. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 201716437.

Felice, R. N., and O'Connor, P. M. 2016. The evolution of sexually dimorphic tail feathers is not associated with tail skeleton dimorphism. Journal of Avian Biology, 47(3), 371-377.

 

Ratsimbaholison, N.O., Felice, R.N., and O’Connor, P.M. 2016. Ontogenetic changes in the craniomandibular skeleton of Majungasaurus crenatissimus from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar. Acta Palaeontologica Polonica, 61(2), 281-292.

 

Felice, R.N.  2014. Coevolution of caudal skeleton and tail feathers in birds. Journal of Morphology, 275(12), 1431-1440.

 

Adams, D. C., and R. N. Felice. 2014. Assessing Trait Covariation and Morphological Integration on Phylogenies Using Evolutionary Covariance Matrices. PLoS ONE, 9(4), 1-8. 10.1371/journal.pone.0094335

 

Felice, R. N., and O'Connor, P. M. 2014. Ecology and Caudal Skeletal Morphology in Birds: The Convergent Evolution of Pygostyle Shape in Underwater Foraging Taxa. PLoS ONE, 9(2), 1–14. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0089737

 

Felice, R., and K. D. Angielczyk. 2014. Was Ophiacodon (Synapsida, Eupelycosauria) a Swimmer? A Test Using Vertebral Dimensions; pp. 25–51 in C. Krammerer, K. D. Angielczyk, and J. Fröbisch (eds.), The Early Evolutionary History of Synapsida. Springer.

Papers
 
Talks

Felice, R.N., Watanabe, A., Cuff, A., Hanson, M., Bhullar, B.-A.S., Pol, D., Norell, M.A., Witmer, L.M., O'Connor, P.M., Rayfield, E.J., Goswami, A. 2019. Disparate Integration Patterns Shape the Evolution of Cranial Disparity Across Archosaurs. International Congress for Vertebrate Morphology. Prague, Czech Republic.

Felice, R.N., Tobias, J.A., and Goswami, A. 2019. How Dietary Niche Shapes Macroevolution in the Avian Skull. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Tampa, FL.

Watanabe, A., Felice, R.N.; Maisano, J.A., Müller, J, Herrel, A, Goswami, A. 2019. First Squamate-Wide Phenomic Analysis Reveals Conserved Pattern of Cranial Integration Underlying Mosaic Skull Shape Evolution

 

A. Goswami, A. Watanabe, R.N. Felice, C. Bardua, A.-C. Fabre, and P.D. Polly. 2019. Phenomic approaches to analysing integration in complex systems and across diverse taxa: the good, the bad, and the ugly. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. Tampa, FL.

Felice, R. N., Watanabe, A., Cuff, A., Witmer, L. M., O'Connor, P. M., Rayfield, E. J., Goswami, A. 2018. Quantifying Cranial Convergence, Evolutionary Rates, and Disparity in the Dinosaur Skull. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting. Albuquerque, NM.

 

Felice, R. N., Watanabe, A., Cuff, A., Witmer, L. M., O'Connor, P. M., Rayfield, E. J., Goswami, A. 2018. Cranial modularity and developmental constraint in dinosaur macroevolution. Joint Congress on Evolutionary Biology. Montpellier, France.

 

Felice, R.N. 2018. Evolutionary Constraints and the Origins of Dinosaur Diversity. SICB Division of Vertebrate Morphology Regional Meeting. London, UK.

Felice, R.N., Goswami, A. 2018. Development Shapes Mosaic Evolution in Bird Skulls. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA. 

Felice, R.N., Goswami, A. 2017. Mosiacism, Development, and the Early Evolution of Birds. The Palaeontological Association Annual Meeting. London, UK.

Felice, R.N., Goswami, A. 2017. Birds of a Feather Evolve With Heterogeneous Tempo and Mode. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting. Calgary, AB.

 

Felice, R.N. 2017. Mosaic Evolution of the Bird Skull. British Ecological Society Macroecology Group. London, UK.

Felice, R. N., Cuff, A., Witmer, L. M., O'Connor, P. M., Rayfield, E. J., Goswami, A. 2016. Quantifying Modularity and Rates of Morphological Evolution Across Archosauria Using Phenomic Data. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting. Salt Lake City, UT.

 

Felice, R.N., and Goswami, A. 2016. Morphological modules within the avian skull evolve at different rates.  11th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology. Bethesda, MD.

 

Felice, R.N. and O’Connor, P. 2015. Insights Into the Evolution of the Avian Tail Apparatus From Passeriform Comparative Anatomy. The Symposium of Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy. Southampton, UK.

 

Felice, R.N. 2015. For Bird Tails, Beauty is Only Skin Deep: Assessing Caudal Skeletal Variation in Sexually Dimorphic Passeriforms. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting. West Palm Beach, FL.

 

Ratsimbaholison, N., Felice, R., O'Connor, P. 2014. Craniomandibular Ontogeny in Nonavian Theropod Dinosaurs: Insights From the Abelisaurid Majungasaurus crenatissimus. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting. Berlin, Germany.

 

Felice, R.N. and O’Connor, P.M. 2014. Examining the Relationship Among Foraging Style, Rectricial Morphology, and the Caudal Skeleton in Birds. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, Austin, TX.

 

Ratsimbaholison, N., O'Connor, P., Felice, R. 2013. Ontogenetic Trends in the Craniomandibular Skeleton of Majungasaurus crenatissimus and Derivation of the Abelisaurid Skull Morphotype. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA.

 

Felice, R.N. 2013. Convergent Pygostyle Morphology in Underwater Foraging Birds. 10th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Barcelona, Spain.

 

Felice, R.N. 2013. Form and Function in the Avian Caudal Skeleton: A Phylogenetic Comparative Investigation. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

 

Felice, R.N. and O’Connor, P.M. 2011. Crocodyliform aquatic locomotion and axial flexibility: Comparative vertebral anatomy of Mesoeucrocodylians. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.

 

Felice, R.N., O'Connor, P. & Fleagle, J. 2010. New Fossil Birds from the Deseadan (Late Oligocene) of Argentina. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA

 

Felice, R.N. 2008. Determining locomotor style of Ophiacodon (Synapsida) using analysis of axial skeleton morphology. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH.

Education
Ohio University, Ph.D.

​2009 - 2015

Biological Sciences

 

Tulane University, B.S.
​2005 - 2009

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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