DAWNDINOS Collaborators and External Experts

We are benefiting from a large team of scientific advisors and collaborators involved in diverse aspects of this project as external experts. Here we focus on those collaborators from outside the RVC, although numerous people at the RVC are also actively involved. Links to personal websites follow, along with brief explanations of their involvements. This list will evolve over time as the project progresses and is not comprehensive.

Peter Bishop RVC Postdoctoral Researcher on DAWNDINOS project until December 2020. (On-going collaborator)

Andrew Cuff  RVC Postdoctoral Researcher on DAWNDINOS project until August 2019. (On-going collaborator)

Krijn Michel RVC Postdoctoral Researcher on DAWNDINOS project until January 2020. (On-going collaborator)

Romain Pintore RVC Research Assistant on DAWNDINOS project until March 2021. (On-going collaborator)

Emily Keeble RVC Research Technician on DAWNDINOS project until July 2021 (On-going collaborator)

Ashleigh Wiseman (RVC Postdoctoral Researcher on DAWNDINOS project until September 2021. (On-going collaborator)

Vivian Allen RVC Postdoctoral Researcher on DAWNDINOS project until January 2018. (On-going collaborator)


Friedl de Groote and Antoine motte dit Falisse (KU Leuven, Belgium): Optimal control simulations

Peter Falkingham (Liverpool John Moores University): dynamic simulations; foot-ground interactions

Julia Molnar (NYIT): crocodylomorph modelling

Jeff Rankin (Rancho Research Institute): dynamic simulations and SIMM/OpenSim modelling


Steve Gatesy and Armita Manafzadeh (Brown University): XROMM experimental design and analysis


Iri Gill and staff (London Zoo, ZSL; Chester Zoo): crocodile care and management

Samuel Martin and Antoine Soler (La Ferme aux Crocodiles): crocodile care and management


Bhart-Anjan Bhullar and colleagues (Yale University): scanning and modelling of two archosauriforms (Poposaurus, sphenosuchian crocodylomorph)

Jonah Choniere and Viktor Radermacher (University of the Witwatersrand): Heterodontosaurus scanning and modelling

Michelle Stocker and Sterling Nesbitt (Virginia Tech); and William Parker (Petrified Forest National Park): archosaur palaeobiology and Coahomasuchus aetosaur morphology; and Dawid Drozdz (University of Warsaw)

Alejandro Otero (La Plata Museum/CONICET, Argentina) and Diego Pol (Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio/CONICET, Argentina): Mussaurus (sauropodomorph) palaeobiology; also Marasuchus, early dinosauriform

Rafał Piechowski, Mateusz Talanda and Tomasz Szczygielski (University of Warsaw): Silesaurus scanning, modelling and palaeobiology;  also Thorsten Brand (Erlangen, Germany)

Agustina Lecuona: Gracilisuchus form and function

Julia Brenda Desojo and Belén von Baczko (Archosauriform Research Group, Museo de La Plata, Argentina): Riojasuchus scanning and modelling, with Juned Zariwala (RVC visiting scholar).

Emily Rayfield (University of Bristol): Euparkeria form and function

Matthew Humpage: Postosuchus form and function (with RVC MSci student Emily Faughey)

We also thank the many museum curators and other staff who have helped us to study fossil specimens.