Ph.D., 2008, Ohio University
Research emphasis: Evolution and ecology of animal performance and functional morphology. Functional, physiological and morphological basis of animal behavior.
Current research projects :
- physiology and biomechanics of locomotor performance in lizards
- ecological relevance of speed and locomotor function
- biomechanical basis of animal behavior
- Reilly, S.M., Biknevicius, A.R., White, T.D., McElroy, E.M., Bennett, M. In Press. Abdominal muscle and epipubic bone function during locomotion in Australian possums: insights to basal mammalian conditions and eutherian-like tendencies in Trichosurus. Journal of Morphology.
- Reilly, S.M., T.D. White, E.J. McElroy. 2009. Abdominal muscle function in ventilation and locomotion in new world opossums and basal eutherians: Breathing and running with and without epipubic bones. Journal of Morphology. 270:1014-1028.
- McElroy, E.J., S.M. Reilly. 2009. The relationship between limb morphology, kinematics, and force during running: the evolution of locomotor dynamics in lizards. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. 97: 635-651.
- McElroy, E.J., K.H. Hickey, S.M. Reilly. 2008. The correlated evolution of biomechanics, gait, and foraging mode in lizards. The Journal of Experimental Biology. 211: 1029-1040.
- McElroy, E.J., C. Marien, J.J. Meyers, D.J. Irschick. 2007. Does ornament morphology and male quality predict display behavior in the ornate tree lizard, Urosaurus ornatus? Ethology. 113: 1113-1122.