Publications

  1. Chamberlain A, Sellers WI. 1998. Ultrasonic cave mapping. Journal of Archaeological Science. 25:1-7.
  2. Nabawy MRA, Sivalingam G, Garwood RJ, Crowther WJ, Sellers WI. 2018. Energy and time optimal trajectories in exploratory jumps of the spider Phidippus regius. Scientific Reports. 8:7142
  3. Püschel TA, Marcé-Nogué J, Kaiser TM, Brocklehurst RJ, Sellers WI. 2018. Analyzing the sclerocarpy adaptations of the Pitheciidae mandible. American Journal of Primatology. 80:e22759
  4. Sellers WI, Hirasaki E. 2018. Quadrupedal locomotor simulation: producing more realistic gaits using dual-objective optimization. Royal Society Open Science. 5:171836
  5. Knoll F, Chiappe LM, Sanchez S, Garwood RJ, Edwards NP, Wogelius RA, Sellers WI, Manning PL, Ortega F, Serrano FJ, Marugán-Lobón J, Cuesta E, Escaso F, Sanz JL. 2018. A diminutive perinate European Enantiornithes reveals an asynchronous ossification pattern in early birds. Nature Communications. 9:937
  6. Brocklehurst RJ, Moritz S, Codd J, Sellers WI, Brainerd EL. 2017. Rib kinematics during lung ventilation in the American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis): an XROMM analysis. The Journal of experimental biology. 220:3181-3190.
  7. Brassey CA, OMahoney TG, Chamberlain AT, Sellers WI. 2017. A volumetric technique for fossil body mass estimation applied to Australopithecus afarensis. Journal of Human Evolution.
  8. Peyer KE, Brassey CA, Rose KA, Sellers WI. 2017. Locomotion pattern and foot pressure adjustments during gentle turns in healthy subjects. Journal Of Biomechanics. 60:65-71.
  9. Egerton VM, Mosselmans JFW, van Veelen A, Anné J, Sellers WI, Parry S, Edwards NP, Wogelius RA, Manning PL, Buckley M. 2017. Visualisation of developmental ossification using trace element mapping. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry. 32:967-974.
  10. Sellers WI, Preziosi RF, Stafford CA. 2017. A pan-neotropical analysis of hunting preferences. Biodiversity and Conservation. 26:1877-1897.
  11. Wing AM, Thorpe SKS, Crompton RH, Sellers WI, Coward SRL, Martin GR, Ennos AR, van Casteren A, Johannsen L. 2017. Human bipedal instability in tree canopy environments is reduced by light touch fingertip support. Scientific Reports. 1-12.
  12. Sellers WI, Pond SB, Brassey CA, Manning PL. 2017. Investigating the running abilities of Tyrannosaurus rex using stress-constrained multibody dynamic analysis. PeerJ. 5:e3420
  13. Stafford CA, Preziosi RF, Sellers WI. 2017. A Cross-Site Analysis of Neotropical Bird Hunting Profiles. Tropical Conservation Science. 10:1-13.
  14. Püschel TA, Gladman JT, Bobe R, Sellers WI. 2017. The evolution of the platyrrhine talus: A comparative analysis of the phenetic affinities of the Miocene platyrrhines with their modern relatives. Journal Of Human Evolution. 111:179-201.
  15. Bribiesca-Contreras F, Sellers WI. 2017. Three-dimensional visualisation of the internal anatomy of the sparrowhawk ( Accipiter nisus) forelimb using contrast-enhanced micro-computed tomography. PeerJ. 5:e3039-14.
  16. Lowe T, McDonald SA, Margetts L, Mustansar Z, Sellers WI, Manning PL, Withers PJ. 2017. A study of the progression of damage in an axially loaded Branta leucopsisfemur using X-ray computed tomography and digital image correlation. PeerJ. 5:e3416-20.
  17. Edwards NP, van Veelen A, Anné J, Manning PL, Bergmann U, Sellers WI, Egerton VM, Sokaras D, Alonso-Mori R, Wakamatsu K, Ito S, Wogelius RA. 2016. Elemental characterisation of melanin in feathers via synchrotron X-ray imaging and absorption spectroscopy. Scientific Reports. 6:34002
  18. 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.
  19. Bates KT, Mannion PD, Brusatte SL, Hutchinson JR, Otero A, Sellers WI, Sullivan C, Stevens KA, Allen V, Falkingham PL. 2016. Temporal and phylogenetic evolution of the sauropod dinosaur body plan. Royal Society Open Science. 3:150636
  20. 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
  21. Sellers WI, Püschel TA. 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. 159:325-341.
  22. Furnell S, Blanchard ML, Crompton RH, Sellers WI. 2015. Locomotor Ecology of Propithecus verreauxi in Kirindy Mitea National Park. Folia Primatologica. 86:223-230.
  23. Peyer KE, Morris M, Sellers WI. 2015. Subject-specific body segment parameter estimation using 3D photogrammetry with multiple cameras. PeerJ. 3:e831
  24. Sellers WI, Pond SB. 2015. Kinect controlled dinosaur simulations for education and public outreach. PeerJ PrePrints. 1-7.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. Sellers WI, Hirasaki E. 2014. Markerless 3D motion capture for animal locomotion studies. Biology Open. 3:656-668.
  28. Anne J, Edwards NP, Wogelius RA, Sellers WI, Egerton VM, Manning PL, Tumarkin-Deratzian AR, Bergmann U, Sokaras D, Alonso-Mori R, van Veelen A, Ignatyev K. 2014. Synchrotron imaging reveals bone healing and remodelling strategies in extinct and extant vertebrates. Journal of the Royal Society, Interface / the Royal Society. 11:20140277-20140277.
  29. 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
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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
  33. 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.
  34. Brassey CA, Kitchener AC, Manning PL, Sellers WI, Withers PJ. 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.
  35. Brassey CA, Kitchener AC, Manning PL, Sellers WI, Margetts L, Withers PJ. 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
  36. Bhayro S, Pormann PE, Sellers WI. 2013. Imaging the Syriac Galen Palimpsest: Preliminary Analysis and Future Prospects. Semitica et Classica. 6:299-302.
  37. 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.
  38. Manning PL, Edwards NP, Wogelius RA, Bergmann U, Barden HE, Schwarz-Wings D, Egerton VM, Sokaras D, Mori RA, Larson PL, 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.
  39. 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
  40. 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.
  41. Brassey CA, Holdaway RN, Packham AG, Manning PL, Sellers WI, Anné J. 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
  42. Sellers WI, Coria RA, Manning PL, Margetts L. 2013. March of the Titans: the locomotor capabilities of sauropod dinosaurs. PLoS ONE. 8:e78733
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. Sellers WI, Thorpe SKS, Coward S, Crompton RH, Ennos AR, van Casteren A. 2011. Why don't branches snap? The mechanics of bending failure in three temperate angiosperm trees. Trees. 26:789-797.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. Crompton RH, Pataky TC, Caravaggi P, Sellers WI. 2010. Evolutionary robotic approaches in primate gait analysis. International Journal Of Primatology. 31:321-338.
  52. Kuntze G, Sellers WI, Mansfield NJ. 2010. A biomechanical analysis of common lunge tasks in badminton. Journal of Sports Sciences. 28:183-191.
  53. Bates KT, Manning PL, Sellers WI, Margetts L. 2010. Sensitivity analysis in evolutionary robotic simulations of bipedal dinosaur running. Journal Of Vertebrate Paleontology. 30:458-466.
  54. Thorpe SKS, Crompton RH, Sellers WI. 2010. Arboreality, terrestriality and bipedalism. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B. 365:3301-3314.
  55. Chamberlain AT, Payne RC, Jones RK, Watson JC, 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.
  56. Lyson T, Gaskell S, Sellers WI, Taylor KG, Morris PM, Buckley M, Jones E, Thompson A, Gize A, Wogelius RA, Marshall J, Macquaker JHS, Reamtong O, Wolff G, Van Dongen BE, Mcmahon A, Manning PL. 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.
  57. 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
  58. Bates KT, Hodgetts D, Farlow JO, Breithaupt BH, O'Brien M, Matthews N, Sellers WI, Manning PL, Falkingham PL. 2009. Digital imaging and public engagement in palaeontology. Geology Today. 25:134-139.
  59. Lyson T, Margetts L, Stevens K, Sellers WI, Manning PL. 2009. Virtual palaeontology: gait reconstruction of extinct vertebrates using high performance computing. Palaeontologia Electronica. 12:11A:26
  60. Sellers WI, Margetts L, Johnson MR, Withers PJ, Falkingham PL, Mummery PM, Barrett PM, Manning PL, Raymont DR. 2009. Biomechanics of dromaeosaurid dinosaur claws: application of x-ray microtomography, nanoindentation, and finite element analysis. Anatomical Record. 292:1397-1405.
  61. 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
  62. Sellers WI, Codd JR, Nudds RL. 2009. Evidence for a mass dependent step-change in the scaling of efficiency in terrestrial locomotion. PLoS ONE. 4:e6927
  63. 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.
  64. 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.
  65. Dimitriadis G, Sellers WI, Codd JR, Gardiner JD. 2008. The aerodynamics of big ears in the brown long-eared bat Plecotus auritus. Acta Chiropterologica. 10:313-321.
  66. Savage R, Caravaggi P, Parker D, Pataky TC, 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.
  67. Manning PL, Sellers WI. 2007. Estimating dinosaur maximum running speeds using evolutionary robotics. Proceedings Of The Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 274:2711-2716.
  68. Logan BS, Hill RA, Sellers WI. 2007. An agent-based model of group decision making in baboons. Philosophical Transactions Of The Royal Society B-Biological Sciences. 362:1699-1710.
  69. Crompton RH, Sellers WI, Wang W. 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.
  70. Sellers WI, Paul GS. 2005. Speed potential of giant tyrannosaurs. Artificial Intelligence and the Study of Behaviour (AISB) Quarterly. 121:3
  71. Li Y, Carey TS, Savage R, Crompton RH, Wang W, Günther MM, 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.
  72. Gerloff DL, Sellers WI, Orton RJ. 2004. YETI: Yeast Exploration Tool Integrator. Bioinformatics. 20:284-285.
  73. Crompton R, Sellers WI, Dennis LA, Wang WJ. 2004. Evaluating alternative gait strategies using evolutionary robotics. Journal Of Anatomy. 204:343-351.
  74. Sellers WI, Crompton RH. 2004. Automatic monitoring of primate locomotor behaviour using accelerometers. Folia Primatologica. 75:279-293.
  75. 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.
  76. Dennis LA, Crompton RH, Sellers WI. 2003. Predicting the metabolic energy costs of bipedalism using evolutionary robotics. Journal of Experimental Biology. 206:1127-1136.
  77. Sellers W, Gordon A, Sharp L, Bard J. 2001. Early nephron formation in the developing mouse kidney. Journal Of Anatomy. 199:385-392.
  78. Sellers WI, Chamberlain A. 2001. Computer-aided visualisation of archaeological caves. 3:
  79. Proctor C, Coard R, Chamberlain AT, Sellers WI. 2000. Cave detection in limestone using ground penetrating radar. Journal of Archaeological Science. 27:957-964.
  80. Chamberlain A, Sellers WI. 1999. Echoing the bats. 2:94-96.
  81. MacLennan WJ, Sellers WI. 1999. Ageing through the ages. Proceedings of the Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh. 29:71-75.
  82. Sellers WI, Varley JS, Waters SS. 1998. Remote monitoring of locomotion using accelerometers: a pilot study. Folia Primatologia. 69:82-85.
  83. Chamberlain A, Sellers WI. 1998. Cave detection using ground penetrating radar. 31:20-21.
  84. Sellers WI, Chamberlain A. 1997. Ultrasonic cave mapping. 28:18-19.
  85. 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.
  86. 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.
  87. Günther MM, Sellers WI, Crompton RH. 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.
  88. Sellers WI. 1992. A study of leaping in prosimian primates. PhD Thesis, Department of Human Anatomy & Cell Biology, University of Liverpool.
  89. Sellers WI, Crompton RH. 1990. 3-D computer graphics in the study of adaptation. The Computer Bulletin. 2:10-13.