Recent Publications

Cooper, W. J., Carter, C. B., Conith, A. J., Rice, A. N., and Westneat, M. W., 2017. The evolution of jaw protrusion mechanics has been tightly coupled to bentho-pelagic divergence in damselfishes (Pomacentridae). Journal of Experimental Biology. 220(4): 652-666. Link

Conith, A. J., Imburgia, M. J., Crosby, A. J., and Dumont, E. R., 2016. The functional significance of morphological changes in the dentitions of early mammals. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 13(124): 20160713. Link

Smith, A. J., Nelson-Maney, N., Parsons, K. J., Cooper, W. J., Albertson, R. C., 2015. Body Shape Evolution in Sunfishes: Divergent Paths to Accelerated Rates of Speciation in the Centrarchidae. Evolutionary Biology. 42(3): 283-295. Link

Smith, A. J.*, Rosario, M. V.*, Eiting, T. P., and Dumont, E. R., 2014. Joined at the hip: linked characters and the problem of missing data in studies of disparity. Evolution. 68(8): 2386–2400. Link

* Joint first authorship; † Undergraduate author

Note that I changed my last name from Smith to Conith in 2016.



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2011 - Present, Graduate Program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, University of Massachuesetts, Amherst, USA. Main advisor - Dr. Elizabeth Dumont

2009 - 2010 MSc Palaeobiology (Distinction), University of Bristol, UK. Main advisor - Dr. Pamela Gill, Co-advisor - Dr. Emily Rayfield

2006 - 2009 BSc Zoology (Hons), University of Leeds, UK. Undergraduate advisor - Dr. Ian Hope.

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