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Dr. Greg Byrnes

Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley (2009)

Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Cincinnati


Comparative Biomechanics, General Biology, Writing and Research Skills for Biologists

Research Interests

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Representative Publications

Lim, N. T-L., X. Giam, G. Byrnes, and G. R. Clements. (2013) Occurrence of the Sunda colugo (Galeopterus variegatus) in the tropical forests of Singapore: A Bayesian approach. Mammalian Biology 78, 63-67.

Jayne, B.C., J.T. Baum, and G. Byrnes. (2013) Incline and peg spacing have interactive effects on the arboreal locomotor performance and kinematics of brown tree snakes, Boiga irregularisJournal of Experimental Biology 216, 3321-3331.

Byrnes, G. and B. C. Jayne. (2012) The effects of three-dimensional gap orientation on bridging performance and behavior of brown tree snakes (Boiga irregularis). Journal of Experimental Biology 215, 2611-2620.

Byrnes, G. and A. J. Spence. (2011) Ecological and biomechanical insights into the evolution of gliding in mammals. Integrative and Comparative Biology 51, 991-1001.

Byrnes, G., Libby, T., N. T.- L., Lim, and A. J. Spence. (2011) Gliding saves time but not energy in Malayan colugos. Journal of Experimental Biology 214, 2690-2696.

Byrnes, G., N. T.- L., Lim, C. Yeong, and A. J. Spence.  (2011) Sex differences in the locomotor ecology of a gliding mammal (Galeopterus variegatus). Journal of Mammalogy. 92, 444-451.

Byrnes, G. and B. C. Jayne.  (2010) Substrate diameter and compliance affect the gripping strategy and locomotor mode of climbing boa constrictors. Journal of Experimental Biology 213, 4249-4256.

Byrnes, G., N. T.- L., Lim, and A. J. Spence.   (2008) Take-off and landing kinetics of a free ranging gliding mammal, the Malayan colugo (Galeopterus variegatus). Proceedings of the Royal Society B 275, 1007-1013.

Dudley, R., G. Byrnes, S. P. Yanoviak,  B. Borrell, R.M. Brown, and J. A. McGuire. (2007) Gliding and the functional origins of flight: Biomechanical Novelty of Necessity? Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics  38, 179-201.