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Peer-Reviewed Publications (48)

48 Total Publications (42 Articles & 6 Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters)
*=graduate student, **=undergraduate student, ^=postdoctoral scientist, ^^=professional student (DVM, DDS)

42. Peredo,* C.M., Pyenson, N.D., Uhen, M.D., MARSHALL, C.D. Accepted.  Alveoli, teeth, and tooth loss: understanding the homology of internal mandibular structures in mysticete cetaceans. PLoS ONE.
41. Orbach*, D., MARSHALL, C.D., Mesnick, S., Würsig. B. 2017. Patterns of cetacean vaginal folds yield insights into functionality. PLoS ONE.
40. Mattson*, E.E., MARSHALL, C.D. 2016. Follicle Microstructure and Innervation Vary Between Pinniped  
Micro- and Macrovibrissae. Brain Behavior and Evolution 88:43-58, doi:10.1159/000447551
39. MARSHALL, C.D. 2016. Morphology of the Bearded Seal (Erignathus barbatus) Muscular-Vibrissal Complex: A Functional Model for Phocid Subambient Pressure Generation. Anatomical Record 299:1043-1053, doi: 10.1002/ar.23377
38. Orbach*, D., MARSHALL, C.D., Würsig, B., Mesnick, S. 2016. Variation in female reproductive tract morphology of the common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus). Anatomical Record 299:520-537.
37. MARSHALL, C.D., Rosen, D., Trites, A.W. 2015. Feeding Kinematics and Performance of Basal Otariid Pinnipeds, Steller sea lions (Eumetopias jubatus), and Northern Fur Seals (Callorhinus ursinus): Implications for the Evolution of Feeding Modes. Journal of Experimental Biology 218:3229-3204, doi: 10.1242/jeb.126573.
36. Timm-Davis*, L.L., DeWitt, T., MARSHALL, C.D. 2015. Divergent Skull Morphology Supports Two Trophic Specializations in Otters (Lutrinae). PLoS ONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143236
35. Ginter-Summarell*, C.C., Ingole, S., Fish, F.E., MARSHALL, C.D. 2015. Comparative analysis of the flexural stiffness of pinniped vibrissae. PLoS ONE 10(7): e0127941. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0127941.34.
34. MARSHALL, C.D., Rozas**, K., Kot^ B., Gill, V. 2014. Innervation Patterns of Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris) Mystacial Follicle-Sinus Complexes: Support For A Specialized Somatosensory System. Frontiers of Neuroanatomy doi: 10.3389/fnana.2014.00121.
33. McGovern*, K.A., Davis, R.W., MARSHALL, C.D. 2014. Are vibrissae of northern elephant seals viable sensory structure for prey capture? Anatomical Record 298(4): 750-760 doi: 10.1002/ar.2306100.
32. Ahrens*, J.B., Kudenov, J.D., MARSHALL, C.D., Schulze, A. 2014. Regeneration of posterior segments and terminal structures in the bearded-fireworm, Hermodice carunculata (Annelida: Amphinomidae). Journal of Morphology
31. Robinson*, E.M., Lunt, J., MARSHALL, C.D., Smee, D.L. 2014.  Easter oysters (Crassostrea virginica) deter crab predators by altering their morphology in response to crab cues. Aquatic Biology 20:111–118
30. MARSHALL, C.D., Marsh* A., Wieskotten, S., Kot^, B., Hanke, W., Hanke, F., Dehndardt, G. 2014. Feeding kinematics, suction, and hydraulic jetting capabilities in harbor seals (Phoca vitulina). PLoS ONE, Published January 24, 2014, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0086710
29. MARSHALL, C.D., Wang, J., Rocha, A., Godinez-Reyes, C., Fisler, S., Narazaki, T., Katsufumi, S., Sterba-Boatwright, B.D. 2014. Scaling of bite performance with head and carapace morphometrics in green turtles (Chelonia mydas). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 451:91-97 doi: 10.1016/j.jembe.2013.11.004
28. Hanke, W., Wieskotten, S., Kruger, Y., Glaser, N., MARSHALL, C.D., Dehnhardt, G. 2013. Hydrodynamic Reception in Pinnipeds.  Special Issue on Sensory Systems in Aquatic Mammals. Journal of Comparative Physiology A: 199:421–440.
27. Dudzinski, K.M., MARSHALL, C.D., Reidenberg, J.S. 2013. Air Release from the Orbit of an Indo-Pacific Bottlenose Dolphin: Behavioral and Anatomical Aspects. Aquatic Mammals 39: 97-100. doi: 10.1578/AM.39.1.2013.97
26. MARSHALL, C.D., Guzman*, A. Narazaki, T., Sato, K., Kane*, E.A., Sterba-Boatwright, B. 2012. The ontogeny of bite performance in loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta): implications for foraging ecology in neritic benthic habitats. Journal of Experimental Biology 215:4166-4174
25. Kot^, B.W., Morisaka, T., Sears, R., Samuelson, S, MARSHALL, C.D. 2012. Visual impairment in a gray seal (Halichoerus grypus) and implications for its low prevalence in a coastal region of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Canada. Aquatic Mammals 38:423-427.
24. Ginter*, C.C, DeWitt, T.J., Fish, F.E., MARSHALL, C.D. 2012. Fused traditional and geometric morphometrics demonstrate pinniped whisker diversity. PLoS ONE. 7:e34481. doi: 10.1371/ journal.pone.0034481
23. Kot^, B.W., Sears, R., Anis, A., Nowacek, D.P, MARSHALL, C.D. 2012.  Detection and Behavioral Responses of Minke Whales (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) to Underwater Ropes: Natural Experiments in a Coastal Fishing Area. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 413:13-20.
22. Czech-Damal, N.U., Liebschner, A., Miersch, L., Klauer, G., Hanke, F.D., MARSHALL, C.D., Dehnhardt, G., Hanke, W. 2011. Electroreception in the Guiana dolphin (Sotalia guianensis). Proceeding of the Royal Society B, doi: 10.1098/rspb.2011.1127
21. Neuenhoff*, R.D., Cowan, D.F, Whitehead, H. MARSHALL, C.D. 2011. Prenatal data impacts common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) population parameters estimated by length-at-age curves. Marine Mammal Science 27:195-216.
20. Ginter**, C.C., Fish, F.E., MARSHALL, C.D. 2010. Morphological Analysis of the Bumpy Profile of Phocid Vibrissae. Marine Mammal Science 26: 733–743.
19. Kane*, E.A., MARSHALL, C.D. 2009. Comparative feeding kinematics and performance of odontocetes: belugas, Pacific white-sided dolphins, and long-finned pilot whales.  Journal of Experimental Biology 212:3939-3950.
18. MARSHALL, C.D., Kovacs, K., C. Lydersen. 2008. Feeding Kinematics, Suction, and Hydraulic Jetting Capabilities in Bearded Seals (Erignathus barbatus). Journal of Experimental Biology 211: 699-708.
17. Case*, J.E, Westneat, M.W., MARSHALL, C.D. 2008. Feeding Biomechanics of Juvenile Red Snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) From the Northwestern Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Experimental Biology 211:3826-3835.
16. MARSHALL, C.D., Vaughn S.D., Sarko, D., Reep, R.L. 2007. Topographical organization of the facial motor nucleus in Florida manatees (Trichechus manatus latirostris). Brain Behavior and Evolution 70:164-173.
15. Bloodworth*, B., MARSHALL, C.D. 2007. A functional comparison of the hyolingual complex in pygmy and dwarf sperm whales (Kogia breviceps & K. sima), and bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus).  Journal of Anatomy 211:78-91.
14. MARSHALL, C.D., Amin**, H. Kovacs, K., Lydersen, C. 2006. Microstructure and Innervation of the Vibrissal Follicle-Sinus Complex in the Bearded Seal, Erignathus barbatus (Pinnipedia: Phocidae). The Anatomical Record 288A:13-25.
13. MARSHALL, C.D., Hsu^^, Herring, S.W. 2005. Somatotopic organization of perioral musculature innervation within the pig facial motor nucleus. Brain Behavior and Evolution 66:22-34.
12. Bloodworth, B*., MARSHALL, C.D. 2005. Feeding Kinematics of Kogia and Tursiops (Odontoceti: Cetacea): Characterization of suction and ram feeding. Journal of Experimental Biology 208:3721-3730
11. MARSHALL, C.D., Maeda, H., Iwata, M. Furuta, M., Asano, A., Rosas, F., Reep, R.L. 2003. Orofacial morphology and feeding behaviour of the dugong, Amazonian, West African and Antillean manatees (Mammalia: Sirenia): functional morphology of the muscular–vibrissal complex. Journal of Zoology 259:1-16.
10. Rafferty, K.L, S.W. Herring, MARSHALL, C.D. 2003. The biomechanics of the rostrum and the role of facial sutures. Journal of Morphology 257:33-44.
9. Reep, R.L., MARSHALL, C.D., Stoll, M.L. 2002. Tactile hairs on the postcranial body in Florida manatees: a mammalian lateral line? Brain Behavior and Evolution 59:141-154.
8. Reep, R.L, Stoll, M.L., MARSHALL, C.D., Homer, B.L., Samuelson, D.A. 2001. Microanatomy of facial vibrissae in the Florida manatee: The basis for specialized sensory function and oripulation. Brain Behavior and Evolution 58:1-14.
7. Herring, S.W., Rafferty, K.L, Lui, Z., MARSHALL, C.D. 2001. Jaw muscles and the skull in mammals: The biomechanics of mastication. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A 131:207-219.
6. MARSHALL, C.D., Huth^^, G.D., Edmonds, V.M., Halin, D.L., Reep, R.L. 2000. Food-handling ability and feeding-cycle length of manatees feeding on several species of aquatic plants. Journal of Mammalogy 81:649-658.
5. MARSHALL, C.D., Huth^^, G.D., Edmonds, V.M., Halin, D.L., Reep, R.L. 1998. Prehensile use of perioral bristles during feeding and associated behaviors of the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris). Marine Mammal Science 14:274-289
4. MARSHALL, C.D., Clark^^, L.A., Reep, R.L. 1998. The muscular hydrostat of the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) and its role in the use of perioral bristles. Marine Mammal Science 14:290-303.
3. Reep, R.L., MARSHALL, C.D., Stoll, M.L., Whitaker, D.M. 1998. Distribution and innervation of facial bristles and hairs in the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris). Marine Mammal Science 14:257-273.
MARSHALL, C.D. 1997. The functional morphology of the sirenian feeding apparatus. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 208 pp.
2. MARSHALL, C.D., Eisenberg, J.F. 1996. Hemicentetes semispinosus. Mammalian Species 541:1-4, DOI:
1. MARSHALL, C.D., Reep, R.L. 1995. Manatee cerebral cortex: Cytoarchitecture of the caudal region in Trichechus manatus latirostris. Brain, Behavior and Evolution. 45:1-18.
MARSHALL, C.D. 1992. Evolutionary significance of brain structure in the Florida manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) brain.  M.S. Thesis, Nova University Oceanographic Center, Dania, FL.

Invited Book Chapters (6)

6. MARSHALL, C.D., Pyenson, N.D. Accepted. Feeding in Aquatic Mammals: An Evolutionary and Functional Approach. In: Feeding in Vertebrates: Anatomy, Biomechanics, Evolution. Springer.
5. MARSHALL, C.D. In press. Feeding Functional Morphology. In: Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals. B. Würsig, H.G.M. Thewissen and K. Kovacs, eds. Elsevier.
4. MARSHALL C.D., Goldbogen J. 2015. Marine Mammal Feeding Mechanisms. In: Marine Mammal Physiology: Requisites for Ocean Living, MA Castellini, JA Mellish, Eds. CRC Press, pp. 95-117.
3. Reynolds, R.E., MARSHALL, C.D. 2012. Vulnerability of Sirenians. In: Sirenian Conservation: Issues and Strategies in Developing Countries. E. Hines, J.E. Reynolds III, L. Aragones, A. Mignucci-Giannoni, M. Marmontel, eds. University of Florida Press.
2. MARSHALL, C.D. 2009. Feeding Functional Morphology. In: Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals. W.F. Perrin, B. Würsig, and H.G.M. Thewissen, eds. Elsevier.
1. MARSHALL, C.D. 2002. Marine mammal functional morphology. In: Encyclopedia of marine mammals. W.F. Perrin, B. Würsig, and H.G.M. Thewissen, eds. Academic Press: San Diego.

Christopher D. Marshall

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