Paul Gignac, PhD

Associate Professor Anatomy and Cell Biology, Assistant Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology

  • 596 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
20072020

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Research Output

2020

Inner ear sensory system changes as extinct crocodylomorphs transitioned from land to water

Schwab, J. A., Young, M. T., Neenan, J. M., Walsh, S. A., Witmer, L. M., Herrera, Y., Allain, R., Brochu, C. A., Choiniere, J. N., Clark, J. M., Dollman, K. N., Etches, S., Fritsch, G., Gignac, P. M., Ruebenstahl, A., Sachs, S., Turner, A. H., Vignaud, P., Wilberg, E. W., Xu, X. & 2 others, Zanno, L. E. & Brusatte, S. L., 12 May 2020, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 117, 19, p. 10422-10428 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Tempo and pattern of avian brain size evolution

Gignac, P., 2020, In : Current Biology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations
2019

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

8 Scopus citations

Feeding in crocodylians and their relatives: functional insights from ontogeny and evolution

Gignac, P., O'Brien, H., Turner, A. H. & Erickson, G., 2019, Feeding in Vertebrates: Anatomy, Biomechanics, and Evolution.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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

3 Scopus citations
2017

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

19 Scopus citations
2016
8 Scopus citations

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., 2016, In : PeerJ. 2016, 2, e1696.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations

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

32 Scopus citations

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

145 Scopus citations

Flying starlings, PET and the evolution of volant dinosaurs

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

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

10 Scopus citations
14 Scopus citations

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

9 Scopus citations

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

13 Scopus citations
2015

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

21 Scopus citations
2014

A comparative analysis of ontogenetic bite-force scaling among Crocodylia

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

31 Scopus citations
85 Scopus citations
2012

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

95 Scopus citations

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

29 Scopus citations
2010

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

21 Scopus citations

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

14 Scopus citations
2007

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

18 Scopus citations

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

5 Scopus citations