Publications

Publications will also be available on Research Gate as I am able to post them there.

Wilken A. T., Middleton K. M., Sellers K. C., Cost I. N., Holliday C. M. 2019. The roles of joint tissues and jaw muscles in palatal biomechanics of the Savannah monitor (Varanus exanthematicus) and their significance for cranial kinesis. J Exp Biol. doi: 10.1242/jeb.201459.
Cost, I. N., Middleton, K. M., Sellers, K. C., Echols, M. S., Witmer, L. M., Davis, J. L., and Holliday, C. M. 2019. Palatal biomechanics and its significance for cranial kinesis in Tyrannosaurus rex. Anat Rec. DOI: 10.1002/ar.24219
Artwork and accompanying video ©Brian Engh,
commissioned by Casey Holliday.

Press coverage for this paper:

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., Thies M. L., Tsai H. P., and Witmer L. M. 2016. Diffusible iodine-based contrast-enhanced computed tomography (diceCT): an emerging tool for rapid, high-resolution, 3-D imaging of metazoan soft tissues. J Anat. doi: 10.1111/joa.12449.


Presentations

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Speaking Presentations


Cost, I. N., Echols M. S., Middleton, K. M., Holliday, C. M. 2019. Assessing the Biomechanical Environment of an Extinct Parrot (Psittaciformes) Using Extant Parrot Models. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Tampa.

Cost, I. N., Sellers, K. C., Middleton, K. M., Davis, J. L., Witmer, L. M., Holliday, C. M. 2018. Cranial Kinesis in Tyrannosaurus rex: Interpreting the Biomechanical Environment of Skulls. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Albuquerque.

Cost, I. N., Sellers, K. C., Davis, J. L., Middleton, K. M., Witmer, L. M., Holliday, C. M.; 2016. Postural Changes and Kinetic Competency in the Palates of Birds and Other Diapsids. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Salt Lake City.

Cost, I. N., Spates, A, Sellers, K. C., Davis, J. L., Middleton, K. M., Witmer, L. M., Holliday, C. M.; 2016. Relative Kinetic Competency in the Palatal Complexes of Birds and Other Diapsids. 11th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Bethesda.

Cost, I. N. 2015. Cranial Kinesis and Feeding Biomechanics in the Theropod – Avian Lineage. Research Rotation Presentation

Cost, I. N. 2014. Description of An Unusual Cervical Vertebral Column of a Plesiosaur from The Kiowa Shale. Master's Thesis Defense


Poster Presentations


first author posters

Cost, I. N., Middleton, K. M.,  Holliday, C. M. 2018. Mechanical Performance in the Skulls of Parrots (Aves: Psittaciformes). Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, San Francisco, CA.

Cost, I. N., Middleton, K. M., Witmer, L. M., Echols, M. S., Holliday, C. M. 2017. Comparative Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Feeding Apparatus of Parrots (Aves: Psittaciformes). American Association of Anatomists at Experimental Biology, Chicago, IL.

Cost, I. N., Middleton, K. M., Witmer, L. M., Echols, M. S., Holliday, C. M. 2017. Comparative Anatomy and Biomechanics of the Feeding Apparatus of Parrots (Aves: Psittaciformes). Life Sciences Week, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.

Cost, I. N., Spates, A., Sellers, K. C., Davis, J. L., Middleton, K. M., Witmer, L. M., Holliday, C. M. 2015. Biomechanics of the Avian Feeding Apparatus. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Dallas.

Cost, I. N., Sellers, K. C., and Holliday, C. M. 2015. Diffusible-Iodine Contrast-Enhanced CT and 3D Visualization of Cranial Muscles. Life Sciences Week, Univ. of Missouri Spring 2015

Cost, I. N. 2013 An Unusual Cervical Vertebral Column of a Plesiosaur from the Kiowa Shale Described With a Note on Preservation. Geological Society of America, Denver 2013

Cost, I. N., Deramos-King, C. 2003 Analysis of Stormwater Runoff for Levels of Inorganic Anions in the Town River and South Brook of Bridgewater, Massachusetts. National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Salt Lake City.

co-authored posters

Wilken, A. T., Middleton, K. M., Sellers, K. C., Cost, I. N., Davis, J. L., Holliday, C. M. 2017. Modeling Complex Cranial Joints in Varanus exanthematicus. Life Sciences Week, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.

 

Sethi, A., McGechie, F., Sellers, K. C., Cost, I. N., Holliday, C. M. 2017. 3-D Reconstruction of the Muscle Architecture of Pterygoideus Ventralis in Gekko gecko. Life Sciences Week, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO.

Rozin, R. E., Cost, I. N., Holliday, C. M. 2016. Feeding biomechanics in galliform birds and its significance for avian cranial evolution. Society of Vertebrate Paleontology, Salt Lake City.

Holliday C. M., Tsai H. P., Cost I. N., Sellers K. C., Lautenschlager S., Witmer L. M. 2016. DiceCT and its applications for understanding the reptile musculoskeletal system. International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology.

Cooper, J., Herbst, E., Sellers, K. C., Cost, I. N., Middleton, K. M., Holliday, C. M. 2016. The Impact of Muscle Anatomy on Skull Loading in Hard-Biting Animals. Univ. of Missouri Summer REU Forum.

Herbst, E., Cooper, J., Cost, I. N., Sellers, K. C., Middleton, K. M., Holliday, C. M. 2016. 3D Reconstruction of the Feeding Biomechanics of the North American Aetosaur Desmatosuchus. Univ. of Missouri Summer REU Forum.

Spates, A., Cost, I. N., Sellers, K. C., and Holliday, C. M. 2016. Using Novel Methods to Visualize Jaw Muscle Biomechanics and its Significance for the Evolution of the Avian Feeding Apparatus. American Association of Anatomists, San Diego.

Spates, A., Cost, I. N., Sellers, K. C., and Holliday, C. M. 2015. A Tale of Two Birds: Biomechanics of the Avian Feeding Apparatus. Life Sciences Week, Univ. of Missouri Spring 2015

Rozin R. E., Cost, I. N., and Holliday, C. M. 2015. Feeding biomechanics in the wild turkey, Meleagris gallopavo, and its significance for avian cranial evolution. Summer Research 2015