Dr Emma Sherratt

Emma Sherratt
Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Sciences

Research fellow on the DVC early career research fellowship scheme.

I am an internationally-known expert in the statistical analysis of organismal form, which I apply to the study of morphological evolution at macroevolutionary scales. I am co-author of the widely used R package geomorph (http://geomorphr.github.io/geomorph/) for statistical analysis of multivariate and multidimensional data. Reptiles and amphibians are my passion, but I have worked on a diverse array of taxa including rabbits and mice, caecilian amphibians, Anolis lizards, bivalved scallops, and larval frogs.

Contact me for collaboration opportunities and geomorph training information

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Dr Emma Sherratt

Research fellow on the DVC early career research fellowship scheme.

I am an internationally-known expert in the statistical analysis of organismal form, which I apply to the study of morphological evolution at macroevolutionary scales. I am co-author of the widely used R package geomorph (http://geomorphr.github.io/geomorph/) for statistical analysis of multivariate and multidimensional data. Reptiles and amphibians are my passion, but I have worked on a diverse array of taxa including rabbits and mice, caecilian amphibians, Anolis lizards, bivalved scallops, and larval frogs.

Contact me for collaboration opportunities and geomorph training information

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2016 - 2017 Postdoctoral Research Fellow Australian National University, Canberra
2014 - 2016 Lecturer in Zoology University of New England
2013 - 2014 Postdoctoral Research Assistant Iowa State University, Ames
2011 - 2013 Postdoctoral Research Assistant Harvard University, Cambridge
2006 - 2007 Research Technician University of Manchester, Manchester

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Amount
2017 - 2018 Early Career Research Fellowship The University of Adelaide
2012 Postdoctoral Award for Professional Development Harvard University
2007 - 2011 PhD Scholarship, National Environmental Research Council (NERC) industrial collaborative awards in science and engineering (CASE) University of Manchester
2006 Zoology Prize of Excellence University of Manchester

Language Competencies

Language Competency
French Can read, write, speak and understand spoken
German Can read, write, speak and understand spoken

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
2007 - 2011 University of Manchester, Manchester United Kingdom Ph.D. Animal Biology
2002 - 2006 University of Manchester, Manchester United Kingdom B.Sc. Zoology with Industrial Experience

Keywords

Anatomy & Morphology, Animal Structure and Function, Biostatistics, Evolutionary Biology

Journals

Date Citation
2017 Garland,K, Marcy,A, Sherratt,E, Weisbecker,V, 2017, Out on a limb: bandicoot limb co-variation suggests complex impacts of development and adaptation on marsupial forelimb evolution, Evolution and Development, 19, 2, 69-84 10.1111/ede.12220
2016 Sherratt,E, Alejandrino,A, Kraemer,A, Serb,J, Adams,D, 2016, Trends in the sand: Directional evolution in the shell shape of recessing scallops (Bivalvia: Pectinidae), Evolution, 70, 9, 2061-2073 10.1111/evo.12995
2016 Klaczko,J, Sherratt,E, Setz,E, 2016, Are diet preferences associated to skulls shape diversification in xenodontine snakes?, PLoS ONE, 11, 2, 1-12 10.1371/journal.pone.0148375
2016 Kraatz,B, Sherratt,E, 2016, Evolutionary morphology of the rabbit skull, PeerJ, 2016, 9, e2453- 10.7717/peerj.2453
2016 Marcy,A, Hadly,E, Sherratt,E, Garland,K, Weisbecker,V, 2016, Getting a head in hard soils: Convergent skull evolution and divergent allometric patterns explain shape variation in a highly diverse genus of pocket gophers (Thomomys), BMC Evolutionary Biology, 16, 1, 1-16 10.1186/s12862-016-0782-1
2015 Hetherington,A, Sherratt,E, Ruta,M, Wilkinson,M, Deline,B, Donoghue,P, 2015, Do cladistic and morphometric data capture common patterns of morphological disparity?, Palaeontology, 58, 3, 393-399 10.1111/pala.12159
2015 Sherratt,E, Del Rosario Castañeda,M, Garwood,R, Mahler,D, Sanger,T, Herrel,A, De Queiroz,K, Losos,J, Hillis,D, 2015, Amber fossils demonstrate deep-time stability of Caribbean lizard communities, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112, 32, 9961-9966 10.1073/pnas.1506516112
2015 Leamy,L, Klingenberg,C, Sherratt,E, Wolf,J, Cheverud,J, 2015, The genetic architecture of fluctuating asymmetry of mandible size and shape in a population of mice: Another look, Symmetry, 7, 1, 146-163 10.3390/sym7010146
2015 Kraatz,B, Sherratt,E, Bumacod,N, Wedel,M, 2015, Ecological correlates to cranial morphology in Leporids (Mammalia, Lagomorpha), PeerJ, 2015, 3, 1-20 10.7717/peerj.844
2014 Del Rosario Castañeda,M, Sherratt,E, Losos,J, 2014, The Mexican amber anole, Anolis electrum, within a phylogenetic context: Implications for the origins of Caribbean anoles, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 172, 1, 133-144 10.1111/zoj.12159
2014 Wilkinson,M, Presswell,B, Sherratt,E, Papadopoulou,A, Gower,D, 2014, A new species of striped Ichthyophis Fitzinger, 1826 (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Ichthyophiidae) from Myanmar, Zootaxa, 3785, 1, 45-58 10.11646/zootaxa.3785.1.4
2014 Tschopp,P, Sherratt,E, Sanger,T, Groner,A, Aspiras,A, Hu,J, Pourquié,O, Gros,J, Tabin,C, 2014, A relative shift in cloacal location repositions external genitalia in amniote evolution, Nature, 516, 7531, 391-394 10.1038/nature13819
2014 Sherratt,E, Gower,D, Klingenberg,C, Wilkinson,M, 2014, Evolution of Cranial Shape in Caecilians (Amphibia: Gymnophiona), Evolutionary Biology, 41, 4, 528-545 10.1007/s11692-014-9287-2
2014 Maddin,H, Sherratt,E, 2014, Influence of fossoriality on inner ear morphology: Insights from caecilian amphibians, Journal of Anatomy, 225, 1, 83-93 10.1111/joa.12190
2013 Wilkinson,M, Sherratt,E, Starace,F, Gower,D, 2013, A New Species of Skin-Feeding Caecilian and the First Report of Reproductive Mode in Microcaecilia (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Siphonopidae), PLoS ONE, 8, 3, e57756- 10.1371/journal.pone.0057756
2013 Sanger,T, Sherratt,E, Mcglothlin,J, Brodie,E, Losos,J, Abzhanov,A, 2013, Convergent Evolution Of Sexual Dimorphism In Skull Shape Using Distinct Developmental Strategies, Evolution, 67, 8, 2180-2193 10.1111/evo.12100
2012 Kamei,R, Mauro,D, Gower,D, Van Bocxlaer,I, Sherratt,E, Thomas,A, Babu,S, Bossuyt,F, Wilkinson,M, Biju,S et al, 2012, Discovery of a new family of amphibians from northeast India with ancient links to Africa., Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society, 279, 1737, 2396-2401 10.1098/rspb.2012.0150
2012 Sherratt,E, 2012, They've Kept On Keeping On, Science, 338, 6103, 46-46 10.1126/science.1228913
2011 Wilkinson,M, Mauro,D, Sherratt,E, Gower,D, 2011, A nine-family classification of caecilians (Amphibia: Gymnophiona), Zootaxa, 2874, 41-64
2010 Gower,D, Wilkinson,M, Sherratt,E, Kok,P, 2010, A new species of Rhinatrema Duméril & Bibron (Amphibia: Gymnophiona: Rhinatrematidae) from Guyana, Zootaxa, 2391, 47-60
2008 Leamy,L, Klingenberg,C, Sherratt,E, Wolf,J, Cheverud,J, 2008, A search for quantitative trait loci exhibiting imprinting effects on mouse mandible size and shape, Heredity, 101, 6, 518-526 10.1038/hdy.2008.79
2007 Poynton,J, Loader,S, Sherratt,E, Clarke,B, 2007, Amphibian diversity in East African biodiversity hotspots: Altitudinal and latitudinal patterns, Biodiversity and Conservation, 16, 4, 1103-1118 10.1007/s10531-006-9074-1
Position
Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone
83133946
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Darling Building
Room Number
2 12
Org Unit
Genetics & Evolution

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