Dr. F. Robin O'Keefe

 
Dr. O'Keefe is an Associate Professor in the Biology Department at Marshall University. He received his BS in Biology from Stanford University and received his PhD in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Chicago.

Research

"My fundamental research interest is the movement of vertebrate lineages in morphospace. Evolution is change over time, and an important index of change is change in shape; the shape of an animal's skeleton can give deep insights into locomotion, feeding, and other aspects of function, thereby documenting how a lineage responds to physical and biotic constraints." More...  
 
April 2007 - Dr. O'Keefe received grants from the West Virginia Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research and NASA for his La Brea Database Project. Phase One: Canis dirus Population Sensitivity to Climate Change.  
 

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Press Coverage of Dr. O'Keefe's recent Science article on plesiosaur reproduction (August 2011)

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View an article about Dr. O'Keefe's research in the Marshall Magazine (2010)

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View an article about Dr. O'Keefe's research in the March 6, 2009 issue of The Parthenon (2009)

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View an article about Dr. O'Keefe's talk at Charleston's Clay Center in the Charleston Gazette (2009)

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View Dr. O'Keefe's page in Scholastic's publication "Swimming with Saurs" (2006)

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View an article about Dr. O'Keefe's March 2007 talk at University College Dublin in the Irish Times "Breathing New Life into an Old Sea Monster" (King, 2007)

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Recent Research