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Peer-reviewed publications (Click here for a Google Scholar Search)

Santana, S.E. 2015. Quantifying the effect of gape and morphology on bite force: biomechanical modeling and in vivo measurements in bats. Functional Ecology.

Santana, S.E., Dobson, S., Diogo, R. 2014. Plain faces are more expressive: comparative study of facial color, mobility and musculature in primates. Biology Letters 10, 20140275.

Santana, S.E.; Lynch Alfaro, J. W., Noonan, A. and Alfaro, M. 2013. Adaptive response to sociality and ecology drives the diversification of facial color patterns in catarrhines. Nature Communications 4: 2765.

Santana, S. E., and S. E. Lofgren. 2013. Does nasal echolocation influence the modularity of the mammal skull? Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26(11): 2520-2526.

Santana, S.E., Grosse, I. and Dumont, E.R. 2012. Dietary hardness, loading behavior and the evolution of skull form in bats. Evolution 66 (8): 2587–2598.

Santana, S.E., Lynch Alfaro, J. W. and Alfaro, M. 2012. Adaptive evolution of facial colour patterns in Neotropical primates. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 279 (1736): 2204-2211. 

Dumont, E.R.; Dávalos, L.M.; Goldberg, A.; Santana, S.E.; Rex, K. and Voigt, C.C. 2012. Morphological innovation, diversification and the invasion of a new adaptive zone. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 279 (1734): 1797-1805.

Santana, S.E.; Geipel, I.; Dumont, E.R.; Kalka, M.B.; Kalko, E.K.V. 2011. All you can eat: high performance capacity and plasticity of the common big-eared bat, Micronycteris microtis (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae). PLoS ONE 6(12): e28584.

Santana, S.E., Dial, T.O., Eiting, T. P. and Alfaro, M.E. 2011. Roosting ecology and the evolution of pelage markings in bats. PLoS ONE 6(10): e25845. 

Santana, S.E., Strait, S. and Dumont, E.R. 2011. The better to eat you with: functional correlates of tooth structure in bats. Functional Ecology 25: 839-847.

Santana, S. E., and E. R. Dumont. 2011. Do roost-excavating bats have stronger skulls? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 102 (1):1-10.

Santana, S. E., Dumont, E. R. and Davis, J. L. 2010. Mechanics of bite force production and its relationship to diet in bats. Functional Ecology 24 (4): 776-784.

Davis, J. L., Santana, S. E., Dumont, E. R. and Grosse, I. 2010. Predicting bite force in mammals: two-dimensional versus three-dimensional lever models. Journal of Experimental Biology 213 (11):1844-1851.

Andersen, J.C.; Wu, J.; Gruwell, M.E.; Gwiazdowski, R.; Santana, S.E. et al. 2010. A phylogenetic analysis of armored scale insects (Hemiptera: Diaspididae), based upon nuclear, mitochondrial, and endosymbiont gene sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57 (3):992-1003.

Santana, S. E. and Dumont, E. R. 2009. Connecting behaviour and performance: The evolution of biting behaviour and bite performance in bats. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22 (11): 2131-2145.

Dechmann, D., Santana, S.E. and Dumont, E.R. 2009. Roost making in bats – adaptations for excavating active termite nests. Journal of Mammalogy 90 (6): 1461-1468.

Dumont, E. R.; Herrel, A.; Medellin, R. A.; Vargas, J. and Santana, S. E. 2009. Built to bite: cranial design and function in the wrinkle faced bat (Centurio senex). Journal of Zoology 279 (4): 329-337.


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