Paul Gignac, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology

  • 504 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
20072019
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Research Output 2007 2019

  • 504 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
  • 18 Article
  • 1 Comment/debate
  • 1 Letter
  • 1 Review article
2019
4 Citations (Scopus)

Are endocasts good proxies for brain size and shape in archosaurs throughout ontogeny?

Watanabe, A., Gignac, P. M., Balanoff, A. M., Green, T. L., Kley, N. J. & Norell, M. A., Mar 2019, In : Journal of Anatomy. 234, 3, p. 291-305 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Proxy
ontogeny
brain
Alligators and Crocodiles
Brain
2018

The utility of DiceCT imaging for high-throughput comparative neuroanatomical studies

Gignac, P. M. & Kley, N. J., 1 Aug 2018, In : Brain, Behavior and Evolution. 91, 3, p. 180-190 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Iodine
Tomography
Vertebrates
Brain
Peripheral Nerves
2017
14 Citations (Scopus)

The Biomechanics behind Extreme Osteophagy in Tyrannosaurus rex

Gignac, P. M. & Erickson, G. M., 1 Dec 2017, In : Scientific Reports. 7, 1, 2012.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biomechanical Phenomena
Tooth
Bone and Bones
Dinosaurs
Bite Force
2016
7 Citations (Scopus)
ecology
phenotype
ontogeny
life history
organisms
13 Citations (Scopus)

A comparison of postnatal arterial patterns in a growth series of giraffe (Artiodactyla: Giraffa camelopardalis)

O'Brien, H. D., Gignac, P. M., Hieronymus, T. L. & Witmer, L. M., 1 Jan 2016, In : PeerJ. 2016, 2, 1696.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Artiodactyla
Giraffa camelopardalis
Mammals
carotid arteries
Internal Carotid Artery
24 Citations (Scopus)

Best practices for digitally constructing endocranial casts: examples from birds and their dinosaurian relatives

Balanoff, A. M., Bever, G. S., Colbert, M. W., Clarke, J. A., Field, D. J., Gignac, P. M., Ksepka, D. T., Ridgely, R. C., Smith, N. A., Torres, C. R., Walsh, S. & Witmer, L. M., 1 Aug 2016, In : Journal of Anatomy. 229, 2, p. 173-190 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Practice Guidelines
Birds
researchers
Dinosaurs
Research Personnel
121 Citations (Scopus)

Diffusible iodine-based contrast-enhanced computed tomography (diceCT): An emerging tool for rapid, high-resolution, 3-D imaging of metazoan soft tissues

Gignac, P. M., Kley, N. J., Clarke, J. A., Colbert, M. W., Morhardt, A. C., Cerio, D., Cost, I. N., Cox, P. G., Daza, J. D., Early, C. M., Echols, M. S., Henkelman, R. M., Herdina, A. N., Holliday, C. M., Li, Z., Mahlow, K., Merchant, S., Müller, J., Orsbon, C. P., Paluh, D. J. & 3 others, Thies, M. L., Tsai, H. P. & Witmer, L. M., 1 Jun 2016, In : Journal of Anatomy. 228, 6, p. 889-909 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Three-Dimensional Imaging
metazoan
iodine
computed tomography
Iodine
10 Citations (Scopus)

Flying starlings, PET and the evolution of volant dinosaurs

Leone Gold, M. E., Schulz, D., Budassi, M., Gignac, P., Vaska, P. & Norell, M. A., 4 Apr 2016, In : Current Biology. 26, 7, p. R265-R267

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

Dinosaurs
Starlings
positron-emission tomography
Positron emission tomography
Sturnidae
12 Citations (Scopus)
Alligator mississippiensis
Alligator (Alligatoridae)
jaws
ontogeny
vertebrate
9 Citations (Scopus)

Rescuing perishable neuroanatomical information from a threatened biodiversity hotspot: Remote field methods for brain tissue preservation validated by cytoarchitectonic analysis, immunohistochemistry, and x-ray microcomputed tomography

Hughes, D. F., Walker, E. M., Gignac, P. M., Martinez, A., Negishi, K., Lieb, C. S., Greenbaum, E. & Khan, A. M., May 2016, In : PLoS ONE. 11, 5, e0155824.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tissue Preservation
micro-computed tomography
X-Ray Microtomography
Biodiversity
Tomography
10 Citations (Scopus)

Suchian feeding success at the interface of ontogeny and macroevolution

Gignac, P. & O'Brien, H., 1 Sep 2016, In : Integrative and Comparative Biology. 56, 3, p. 449-458 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ontogeny
niches
body size
jaws
mechanics
2015
18 Citations (Scopus)

Ontogenetic changes in dental form and tooth pressures facilitate developmental niche shifts in American alligators

Gignac, P. M. & Erickson, G. M., 1 Feb 2015, In : Journal of Zoology. 295, 2, p. 132-142 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

alligators
tooth
niche
teeth
niches
2014
25 Citations (Scopus)

A comparative analysis of ontogenetic bite-force scaling among Crocodylia

Erickson, G. M., Gignac, P., Lappin, A. K., Vliet, K. A., Brueggen, J. D. & Webb, G. J. W., 1 Jan 2014, In : Journal of Zoology. 292, 1, p. 48-55 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Crocodylia
ontogeny
body size
phylogenetics
feeding ecology
71 Citations (Scopus)
micro-computed tomography
iodine
Iodine
anatomy
tomography
2012
85 Citations (Scopus)

Insights into the ecology and evolutionary success of crocodilians revealed through bite-force and tooth-pressure experimentation

Erickson, G. M., Gignac, P. M., Steppan, S. J., Lappin, A. K., Vliet, K. A., Brueggen, J. D., Inouye, B. D., Kledzik, D. & Webb, G. J. W., 14 Mar 2012, In : PLoS ONE. 7, 3, e31781.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Crocodylia
Bite Force
Ecology
Tooth
teeth
2011
Turtles
Jaw
jaws
turtle
turtles
26 Citations (Scopus)

Ontogenetic changes in jaw-muscle architecture facilitate durophagy in the turtle Sternotherus minor

Pfaller, J. B., Gignac, P. M. & Erickson, G. M., 1 May 2011, In : Journal of Experimental Biology. 214, 10, p. 1655-1667 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bite Force
Turtles
Jaw
jaws
turtle
2010
20 Citations (Scopus)

A description of Deinonychus antirrhopus bite marks and estimates of bite force using tooth indentation simulations

Gignac, P., Makovicky, P. J., Erickson, G. M. & Walsh, R. P., 1 Jul 2010, In : Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 30, 4, p. 1169-1177 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

indentation
tooth
bone
simulation
lesion
13 Citations (Scopus)

Ontogenetic scaling of cranial morphology and bite-force generation in the loggerhead musk turtle

Pfaller, J. B., Herrera, N. D., Gignac, P. & Erickson, G. M., 1 Mar 2010, In : Journal of Zoology. 280, 3, p. 280-289 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cranium
Caretta caretta
allometry
turtle
turtles
2007
17 Citations (Scopus)

Neontological evaluation of pelvic skeletal attributes purported to reflect sex in extinct non-avian archosaurs

Prieto-Marquez, A., Gignac, P. M. & Joshi, S., 12 Sep 2007, In : Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. 27, 3, p. 603-609 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

canal
dimorphism
shape analysis
sexual dimorphism
skeleton
5 Citations (Scopus)

Oviposition decreased in response to enriched water: A field study of the pitcher-plant mosquito, Wyeomyia smithii

Hoekman, D., Terhorst, C., Bauer, A., Braun, S., Gignac, P., Hopkins, R., Joshi, S., Laskis, K., Sanscrainte, N., Travis, J. & Miller, T. E., 1 Feb 2007, In : Ecological Entomology. 32, 1, p. 92-96 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wyeomyia smithii
mosquito
oviposition
leaves
water