Publications

  1. Stafford CA, Alarcon-Valenzuela J, Patiño J, Preziosi RF, Sellers WI. 2016. Know Your Monkey: Identifying Primate Conservation Challenges in an Indigenous Kichwa Community Using an Ethnoprimatological Approach. Folia Primatologica. 87:31-47.
  2. Bates KT, Mannion PD, Falkingham PL, Brusatte SL, Hutchinson JR, Otero A, Sellers WI, Sullivan C, Stevens KA, Allen V. 2016. Temporal and phylogenetic evolution of the sauropod dinosaur body plan. Royal Society Open Science. 3:150636
  3. Brassey CA, OMahoney TG, Kitchener AC, Manning PL, Sellers WI. 2016. Convex-hull mass estimates of the dodo (Raphus cucullatus): application of a CT-based mass estimation technique. PeerJ. 4:e1432
  4. Püschel TA, Sellers WI. 2015. Standing on the shoulders of apes: Analyzing the form and function of the hominoid scapula using geometric morphometrics and finite element analysis. American Journal Of Physical Anthropology. 1-17.
  5. Furnell S, Blanchard ML, Crompton RH, Sellers WI. 2015. Locomotor Ecology of Propithecus verreauxi in Kirindy Mitea National Park. Folia Primatologica. 86:223-230.
  6. Peyer KE, Morris M, Sellers WI. 2015. Subject-specific body segment parameter estimation using 3D photogrammetry with multiple cameras. PeerJ. 3:e831
  7. Sellers WI, Pond SB. 2015. Kinect controlled dinosaur simulations for education and public outreach. PeerJ PrePrints. 1-7.
  8. Blanchard ML, Furnell S, Sellers WI, Crompton RH. 2015. Locomotor flexibility in Lepilemur explained by habitat and biomechanics. American Journal Of Physical Anthropology. 156:58-66.
  9. Egerton VM, Wogelius RA, Norell MA, Edwards NP, Sellers WI, Bergmann U, Sokaras D, Alonso-Mori R, Ignatyev K, van Veelen A, Anné J, van Dongen B, Knoll F, Manning PL. 2015. The mapping and differentiation of biological and environmental elemental signatures in the fossil remains of a 50 million year old bird. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry. 30:627-634.
  10. Anné J, Edwards NP, Wogelius RA, Tumarkin-Deratzian AR, Sellers WI, van Veelen A, Bergmann U, Sokaras D, Alonso-Mori R, Ignatyev K, Egerton VM, Manning PL. 2014. Synchrotron imaging reveals bone healing and remodelling strategies in extinct and extant vertebrates. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface / the Royal Society. 11:20140277
  11. Brassey CA, Sellers WI. 2014. Scaling of Convex Hull Volume to Body Mass in Modern Primates, Non-Primate Mammals and Birds. PLoS ONE. 9:e91691
  12. Manning PL, Wogelius RA, van Dongen B, Lyson TR, Bergmann U, Webb S, Buckley M, Egerton VM, Sellers WI. 2014. The role and biochemistry of melanin pigment in the exceptional preservation of hadrosaur skin. In: Hadrosaurs. Ed: Eberth DA, Evans DC. Bloomington: Indiana University Press. 600-610.
  13. Langton AK, Sherratt MJ, Sellers WI, Griffiths CEM, Watson REB. 2014. Geographical ancestry is a key determinant of epidermal morphology and dermal composition. The British journal of dermatology. 171:274-282.
  14. Sellers WI, Hirasaki E. 2014. Markerless 3D motion capture for animal locomotion studies. Biology Open. 3:656-668.
  15. Edwards NP, Manning PL, Bergmann U, Larson PL, Van Dongen BE, Sellers WI, Webb SM, Sokaras D, Alonso-Mori R, Ignatyev K. 2014. Leaf metallome preserved over 50 million years. Metallomics. 6:774-782.
  16. Bates KT, Collins D, Savage R, McClymont J, Webster E, Pataky TC, D'août K, Sellers WI, Bennett MR, Crompton RH. 2013. The evolution of compliance in the human lateral mid-foot. Proceedings Of The Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 280:20131818
  17. Pataky TC, Savage R, Bates KT, Sellers WI, Crompton RH. 2013. Short-term step-to-step correlation in plantar pressure distributions during treadmill walking, and implications for footprint trail analysis. Gait Posture. 38:1054-1057.
  18. Brassey CA, Kitchener AC, Withers PJ, Manning PL, Sellers WI. 2013. The role of cross-sectional geometry, curvature, and limb posture in maintaining equal safety factors: a computed tomography study. The Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology. 296:395-413.
  19. Brassey CA, Margetts L, Kitchener AC, Withers PJ, Manning PL, Sellers WI. 2013. Finite element modelling versus classic beam theory: comparing methods for stress estimation in a morphologically diverse sample of vertebrate long bones. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface / the Royal Society. 10:20120823
  20. Matsumura Y, Kobayashi A, Sugiyama K, Pataky T, Yasuda T, Ohkura K, Sellers W. 2013. A (, ) evolutionary and particle swarm hybrid algorithm, with an application to dinosaur gait optimization. In: 2013 IEEE Sixth International Workshop on Computational Intelligence & Applications (IWCIA), Hiroshima, Japan. IEEE. 89-93.
  21. Bhayro S, Pormann PE, Sellers WI. 2013. Imaging the Syriac Galen Palimpsest: Preliminary Analysis and Future Prospects. Semitica et Classica. 6:299-302.
  22. Brassey CA, Holdaway RN, Packham AG, Anné J, Manning PL, Sellers WI. 2013. More than One Way of Being a Moa: Differences in Leg Bone Robustness Map Divergent Evolutionary Trajectories in Dinornithidae and Emeidae (Dinornithiformes). PLoS ONE. 8:e82668
  23. Sellers WI, Margetts L, Coria RA, Manning PL. 2013. March of the Titans: the locomotor capabilities of sauropod dinosaurs. PLoS ONE. 8:e78733
  24. van Casteren A, Sellers WI, Thorpe SKS, Coward S, Crompton RH, Ennos AR. 2013. Factors affecting the compliance and sway properties of tree branches used by the Sumatran orangutan (Pongo abelii). PLoS ONE. 8:e67877
  25. Sellers WI, Margetts L, Bates KT, Chamberlain AT. 2013. Exploring diagonal gait using a forward dynamic three-dimensional chimpanzee simulation. Folia Primatologica. 84:180-200.
  26. Manning PL, Edwards NP, Wogelius RA, Bergmann U, Barden HE, Larson PL, Schwarz-Wings D, Egerton VM, Sokaras D, Mori RA, Sellers WI. 2013. Synchrotron-based chemical imaging reveals plumage patterns in a 150 million year old early bird. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry. 28:1024-1030.
  27. Edwards NP, Wogelius RA, Bergmann U, Larson P, Sellers WI, Manning PL. 2013. Mapping prehistoric ghosts in the synchrotron. Applied Physics A. 111:147-155.
  28. Sellers WI, Hepworth-Bell J, Falkingham PL, Bates KT, Brassey CA, Egerton VM, Manning PL. 2012. Minimum convex hull mass estimations of complete mounted skeletons. Biology Letters. 8:842-845.
  29. van Casteren A, Sellers WI, Thorpe SKS, Coward S, Crompton RH, Myatt JP, Ennos AR. 2012. Nest-building orangutans demonstrate engineering know-how to produce safe, comfortable beds. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 109:6873-6877.
  30. Crompton RH, Pataky TC, Savage R, D'août K, Bennett MR, Day MH, Bates K, Morse S, Sellers WI. 2012. Human-like external function of the foot, and fully upright gait, confirmed in the 3.66 million year old Laetoli hominin footprints by topographic statistics, experimental footprint-formation and computer simulation. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface / the Royal Society. 9:707-719.
  31. Hill RA, Logan BS, Sellers WI, Zappala J. 2012. An agent-based model of group decision making in baboons. In: Modelling Natural Action Selection. Ed: Seth AK, Prescott TJ, Bryson JJ. Cambridge: Cambridge University press. 454-476.
  32. van Casteren A, Sellers WI, Thorpe SKS, Coward S, Crompton RH, Ennos AR. 2011. Why don't branches snap? The mechanics of bending failure in three temperate angiosperm trees. Trees. 26:789-797.
  33. Edwards NP, Barden HE, Van Dongen BE, Manning PL, Larson PL, Bergmann U, Sellers WI, Wogelius RA. 2011. Infrared mapping resolves soft tissue preservation in 50 million year-old reptile skin. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 278:3209-3218.
  34. Wogelius RA, Manning PL, Barden HE, Edwards NP, Webb SM, Sellers WI, Taylor KG, Larson PL, Dodson P, You H, Da-qing L, Bergmann U. 2011. Trace Metals as Biomarkers for Eumelanin Pigment in the Fossil Record. Science. 333:1622-1626.
  35. Watson JC, Payne CR, Chamberlain AT, Jones R, Sellers WI. 2011. The influence of load carrying on gait parameters in humans and apes: implications for the evolution of human bipedalism. In: Primate locomotion: linking field and laboratory research. Ed: D'Août K, Vereecke EE. New York: Springer. 109-134.
  36. Wareing K, Tickle PG, Stokkan K, Codd JR, Sellers WI. 2011. The musculoskeletal anatomy of the reindeer (Rangifer tarandus): fore-and hindlimb. Polar Biology. 34:1571-1578.
  37. Bergmann U, Morton RW, Manning PL, Sellers WI, Farrar S, Huntley KG, Wogelius RA, Larson P. 2010. Archaeopteryx feathers and bone chemistry fully revealed via synchrotron imaging. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 107:9060-9065.
  38. Sellers WI, Pataky TC, Caravaggi P, Crompton RH. 2010. Evolutionary robotic approaches in primate gait analysis. International Journal Of Primatology. 31:321-338.
  39. Kuntze G, Mansfield NJ, Sellers WI. 2010. A biomechanical analysis of common lunge tasks in badminton. Journal of Sports Sciences. 28:183-191.
  40. Crompton RH, Sellers WI, Thorpe SKS. 2010. Arboreality, terrestriality and bipedalism. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 365:3301-3314.
  41. Bates KT, Manning PL, Margetts L, Sellers WI. 2010. Sensitivity analysis in evolutionary robotic simulations of bipedal dinosaur running. Journal Of Vertebrate Paleontology. 30:458-466.
  42. Watson JC, Payne RC, Chamberlain AT, Jones RK, Sellers WI. 2009. The kinematics of load carrying in humans and great apes: implications for the evolution of human bipedalism. Folia Primatologia. 80:309-328.
  43. Manning PL, Morris PM, Mcmahon A, Jones E, Gize A, Macquaker JHS, Wolff G, Thompson A, Marshall J, Taylor KG, Lyson T, Gaskell S, Reamtong O, Sellers WI, Van Dongen BE, Buckley M, Wogelius RA. 2009. Mineralized soft-tissue structure and chemistry in a mummified hadrosaur from the Hell Creek Formation, North Dakota (USA). Proceedings Of The Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 276:3429-3437.
  44. Bates KT, Falkingham PL, Breithaupt BH, Hodgetts D, Sellers WI, Manning PI. 2009. How Big Was 'Big Al'? Quantifying the effect of soft tissue and osteological unknowns on mass predictions for Allosaurus (Dinosauria:Theropoda). Palaeontologia Electronica. 12:14A:33
  45. Sellers WI, Manning PL, Lyson T, Stevens K, Margetts L. 2009. Virtual palaeontology: gait reconstruction of extinct vertebrates using high performance computing. Palaeontologia Electronica. 12:11A:26
  46. Manning PL, Margetts L, Johnson MR, Withers PJ, Sellers WI, Falkingham PL, Mummery PM, Barrett PM, Raymont DR. 2009. Biomechanics of dromaeosaurid dinosaur claws: application of x-ray microtomography, nanoindentation, and finite element analysis. Anatomical Record. 292:1397-1405.
  47. Nudds RL, Codd JR, Sellers WI. 2009. Evidence for a mass dependent step-change in the scaling of efficiency in terrestrial locomotion. PLoS ONE. 4:e6927
  48. Bates KT, Falkingham PL, Hodgetts D, Farlow JO, Breithaupt BH, O'Brien M, Matthews N, Sellers WI, Manning PL. 2009. Digital imaging and public engagement in palaeontology. Geology Today. 25:134-139.
  49. Kuntze G, Sellers WI, Mansfield N. 2009. Bilateral ground reaction forces and joint moments for lateral sidestepping and crossover stepping tasks. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine. 8:1-8.
  50. Bates KT, Manning PL, Hodgetts D, Sellers WI. 2009. Estimating mass properties of dinosaurs using laser imaging and 3D computer modelling. PLoS ONE. 4:e4532
  51. Watson JC, Payne RC, Chamberlain AT, Jones RK, Sellers WI. 2008. The energetic costs of load-carrying and the evolution of bipedalism. Journal Of Human Evolution. 54:675-683.
  52. Gardiner JD, Dimitriadis G, Sellers WI, Codd JR. 2008. The aerodynamics of big ears in the brown long-eared bat Plecotus auritus. Acta Chiropterologica. 10:313-321.
  53. Pataky TC, Caravaggi P, Savage R, Parker D, Goulermas JY, Sellers WI, Crompton RH. 2008. New insights into the plantar pressure correlates of walking speed using pedobarographic statistical parametric mapping (pSPM). Journal Of Biomechanics. 41:1987-1994.
  54. Sellers WI, Manning PL. 2007. Estimating dinosaur maximum running speeds using evolutionary robotics. Proceedings Of The Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 274:2711-2716.
  55. Crompton RH, Sellers WI. 2007. A consideration of leaping locomotion as a means of predator avoidance in prosimian primates. In: Primate Anti-Predator Strategies. Ed: Nekaris K, Gursky SL. New York: Springer. 127-145.
  56. Sellers WI, Hill RA, Logan BS. 2007. An agent-based model of group decision making in baboons. Philosophical Transactions Of The Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 362:1699-1710.
  57. Sellers WI, Wang W, Crompton RH. 2005. Stride lengths, speed and energy costs in walking of Australopithecus afarensis: using evolutionary robotics to predict locomotion of early human ancestors. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface / the Royal Society. 2:431-441.
  58. Sellers WI, Paul GS. 2005. Speed potential of giant tyrannosaurs. Artificial Intelligence and the Study of Behaviour (AISB) Quarterly. 121:3
  59. Sellers WI, Hill RA, Logan BS. 2005. Biorealistic modelling of baboon foraging using agent-based modelling. In: Modelling Natural Action Selection: Proceedings of an International Workshop. Ed: Bryson JJ, Prescott TJ, Seth AK. Edinburgh: AISB Press. 127-134.
  60. Wang W, Crompton RH, Carey TS, Günther MM, Li Y, Savage R, Sellers WI. 2004. Comparison of inverse-dynamics musculo-skeletal models of AL 288-1 Australopithecus afarensis and KNM-WT 15000 Homo ergaster to modern humans, with implications for the evolution of bipedalism. Journal Of Human Evolution. 47:453-478.
  61. Orton RJ, Sellers WI, Gerloff DL. 2004. YETI: Yeast Exploration Tool Integrator. Bioinformatics. 20:284-285.
  62. Sellers WI, Dennis LA, Wang WJ, Crompton R. 2004. Evaluating alternative gait strategies using evolutionary robotics. Journal Of Anatomy. 204:343-351.
  63. Sellers WI, Crompton RH. 2004. Automatic monitoring of primate locomotor behaviour using accelerometers. Folia Primatologica. 75:279-293.
  64. Sellers WI, Crompton RH. 2004. Using sensitivity analysis to validate the predictions of a biomechanical model of bite forces. Annals Of Anatomy. 186:89-95.
  65. Sellers WI, Dennis LA, Crompton RH. 2003. Predicting the metabolic energy costs of bipedalism using evolutionary robotics. Journal of Experimental Biology. 206:1127-1136.
  66. Sellers WI, Chamberlain A. 2001. Computer-aided visualisation of archaeological caves. 3:
  67. Bard J, Gordon A, Sharp L, Sellers W. 2001. Early nephron formation in the developing mouse kidney. Journal Of Anatomy. 199:385-392.
  68. Chamberlain AT, Sellers WI, Proctor C, Coard R. 2000. Cave detection in limestone using ground penetrating radar. Journal of Archaeological Science. 27:957-964.
  69. Sellers WI, Chamberlain A. 1999. Echoing the bats. 2:94-96.
  70. MacLennan WJ, Sellers WI. 1999. Ageing through the ages. Proceedings of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh. 29:71-75.
  71. Sellers WI, Chamberlain A. 1998. Ultrasonic cave mapping. Journal of Archaeological Science. 25:1-7.
  72. Sellers WI, Varley JS, Waters SS. 1998. Remote monitoring of locomotion using accelerometers: a pilot study. Folia Primatologia. 69:82-85.
  73. Sellers WI, Chamberlain A. 1998. Cave detection using ground penetrating radar. 31:20-21.
  74. Sellers WI, Chamberlain A. 1997. Ultrasonic cave mapping. 28:18-19.
  75. Sellers WI. 1996. A biomechanical investigation into the absence of leaping in the locomotor repertoire of the Slender Loris (Loris tardigradus). Folia Primatologia. 67:1-14.
  76. Sellers WI, Crompton RH. 1994. A system for 2- and 3-D kinematic and kinetic analysis of locomotion, and its application to analysis of the energetic efficiency of jumping in prosimians. Zeitschrift fur Morphologie und Anthropologie. 80:99-108.
  77. Crompton RH, Sellers WI, Günther MM. 1993. Energetic efficiency and ecology as selective factors in the saltatory adaptation of prosimian primates. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B. 254:41-45.
  78. Sellers WI. 1992. A study of leaping in prosimian primates. PhD Thesis, Department of Human Anatomy & Cell Biology, University of Liverpool.
  79. Crompton RH, Sellers WI. 1990. 3-D computer graphics in the study of adaptation. The Computer Bulletin. 2:10-13.