Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Publications

Santana, S.E., E.R. Dumont. (In press). Do roost-excavating bats have stronger skulls? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society.

Dumont, E.R., J.L. Davis, I.R. Grosse and A.M. Burrows. (2010). Finite element analyses of performance in the skulls of marmosets and tamarins. Journal of Anatomy, 218:151-162.


Davis, J.L. Santana, S.E. and E.R. Dumont. (2010). Predicting bite force in mammals: 2D vs. 3D lever models. Journal of Experimental Biology, 213:1844-1851. 

Santana, S.E., E.R. Dumont and J.L. Davis. (2010). Mechanics of bite force production and its relationship to diet in bats. Functional Ecology, 24:776–784.


Dumont, E.R. (2010). Bone density and the lightweight skeletons of birds. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 277:2193-2198.

Smith, T.D., A.M. Burrows and E.R. Dumont. (2010). Microanatomical assessment of nasomaxillary suture patency. Anatomical Record - Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology, 293:651–657. 

Dechmann, D.K.N., S.E. Santana and E.R. Dumont. (2009). Evolution of roost making in bats: adaptations for excavating active termite nests. Journal of Mammalogy, 90:1461-1468.

Santana, S. E. and E.R. Dumont. (2009) Connecting behaviour and performance: The evolution of biting behaviour and bite performance in bats. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 22:2131-2145.



Dumont, E.R., A. Herrel, R.A. Medellín, J.A. Vargas-Contreras and S.E. Santana (2009). Built to bite: Cranial design and function in the wrinkle-faced bat. Journal of Zoology, 279:329-337.

Slater, G., E.R. Dumont and B. van Valkenburgh (2009). Implications of predatory specialization for skull form and function in canids. Journal of Zoology, 278:181-188.

Reinholt, L.E., A.M. Burrows, T.P. Eiting, E.R. Dumont and T.D. Smith. (2009) Brief Communication: Histology and micro CT as methods for assessment of facial suture patency. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 138(4):499-506.

Dumont, E.R. I.R. Grosse and G. Slater. (2009). Requirements for comparing the performance of finite element models of biological structures. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 256:96–103.

Tanner J.B., E.R. Dumont, S.T. Sakai, B.L. Lundrigan, and K.E. Holekamp. (2008). Of arcs and vaults: The biomechanics of bone-cracking in spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 95(2):246-255.

Carmody K.L., M.P. Mooney, G.M. Cooper, C.J. Bonar, M.I. Siegel, E.R. Dumont, and T.D. Smith. (2008) Relationship of premaxillary bone and its sutures to deciduous dentition in non human primates. Cleft Palate Craniofacial Journal, 45(1):93–100.

Dumont, E.R. (2007) Feeding mechanisms in bats: Variation within the constraints of flight. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 47:137-146.

Werle, S.F., N.A. Johnson, E.R. Dumont and P. Parasiewicz. (2007) Ecological dissimilarity analysis: A simple method of demonstrating community-habitat correlations for frequency data. Northeastern Naturalist, 14(3):439–446.

Grosse, I.R., E.R. Dumont, A. Tolleson and C.E. Coletta. (2007) Techniques for modeling muscle-induced forces in finite element models of skeletal structures. Anatomical Record - Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology, 290(9):1069-1088. 

Dumont, E.R. and C.W. Nicolay. 2006. Cross-sectional geometry of the dentary in plant-visiting bats. Zoology, 109:66-74. 

Dumont, E.R., J. Piccirillo, and I.R. Grosse. 2005. Finite element analysis of biting behavior and bone stress in the facial skeletons of bats. Anatomical Record - Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology, 293:319-330.

Dumont, E.R., G. W. Weiblen, and J. Winkelmann. 2004. Preferences of fig wasps and fruit bats for figs of functionally dioecious Ficus pungens. Journal of Tropical Ecology, 20:233-238. 

Dumont, E.R. and R. O’Neil. 2004. Fruit hardness, feeding behavior, and resource partitioning in Old World fruit bats (Family Pteropodidae). Journal of Mammalogy, 85:8-14. 

Vandoros, J. D. and E.R. Dumont. 2004. Use of the wings in manipulative and suspensory behaviors during feeding by frugivorous bats. Journal of Experimental Zoology, 301:361-366. 

Dumont, E.R. 2004. Patterns of diversity in cranial shape among plant-visiting bats. Acta Chiropterologica, 6:59-74.

Dumont, E.R. and A. Herrel. 2003. The effects of gape angle and bite point on bite force in bats. Journal of Experimental Biology, 206:2117-2123.

Bonaccorso, F. J., J. R. Winkelmann, E.R. Dumont, and K. Thibault. 2002. Home range of Dobsonia minor (Pteropodidae): A solitary, foliage-roosting fruit bat in Papua New Guinea. Biotropica, 34: 138-146. 

Dumont, E.R., S.G. Strait, and A. R. Friscia. 2000. Abderitid marsupials from the Miocene of Patagonia: An assessment of form, function, and evolution. Journal of Paleontology, 74(6): 1161-1172.

Nicolay CW. and E.R. Dumont. 2000. An experimental analysis of feeding behavior in a nectarivorous bat, Syconycteris australis. Mammalia, 64: 155-161. 

Dumont, E.R. 1999. The effect of food hardness on feeding behavior in frugivorous bats (Family Phyllostomidae): An experimental study. Journal of Zoology, 248: 219-229. 

Dumont, E.R., K.R. Etzel, and J.D. Hempel. 1999. Bat salivary proteins segregate according to diet. Mammalia, 62: 159-166. 

Wood, C.B., E.R. Dumont, and A.W. Crompton. 1999. New studies of enamel microstructure in Mesozoic mammals: a review of enamel prisms as a synapomorphy of Mammalia. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 6: 177-214. 

Maas, M.C. and E.R. Dumont. 1999. Built to last - A microscopic view of the morphology and evolution of primate dental enamel. Evolutionary Anthropology, 8: 133-152.

Dumont, E.R. 1997. Cranial shape in fruit, nectar and exudate feeders: Implications for interpreting the fossil record. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 102: 187-202. 

Dumont, E.R. 1997. Salivary pH and buffering capacity in frugivorous and insectivorous bats. Journal of Mammalogy, 78:1210-1219. 

Dumont, E.R. 1996. Enamel prism morphology in molar teeth of small eutherian mammals. Scanning Microscopy, 10: 349-370. 

Dumont, E.R. 1996. Variation in quantitative parameters of enamel microstructure as assessed using confocal microscopy. Archives of Oral Biology, 41: 1053-1063.

Dumont, E.R. 1995. The effects of sectioning angle on measurements of enamel prisms: Implications for comparative studies. Archives of Oral Biology, 40: 959-966.

Dumont, E.R. 1995. Mammalian enamel prism patterns and enamel deposition rates. Scanning Microscopy, 9: 429-442. 

Dumont, E.R. 1995. Correlations between enamel thickness and dietary adaptation among extant primates and chiropterans. Journal of Mammalogy, 76: 1127-1136.

Dumont, E.R. 1986. Mid-facial tissue depths of white children: An aid in facial feature reconstruction. Journal of Forensic Science, 31: 1463-1469. 

Peer-Reviewed Book Chapters

Dumont, E.R. and S. Swartz. (In press) Biomechanical approaches and ecological research. In Ecological and Behavioral Methods for the Study of Bats, T.H. Kunz and G. Jones (eds). [This chapter was a Solicited Review.]

Dumont, E.R. 2006. The correlated evolution of cranial morphology and feeding behavior in new world fruit bats. Pp. 160-177 In: Functional and Ecological Morphology of Bats. T.H. Kunz, G. McCraken, and Z. Akbar (eds). Oxford University Press, New York.

Dumont, E.R. 2003. Bats and fruit: An ecomorphological approach. Pp. 398-429 In:Ecology of Bats. T.H. Kunz and B. Fenton (eds). University of Chicago Press, Chicago. [This chapter was a Solicited Review.]

Dumont, E.R. 2000. Cranial morphology and diet in gliding marsupials and flying lemurs. Pp. 249-272 In: Biology of Gliding Mammals. R.L. Goldingay and J.S. Scheibe (eds). Filander Press, Fürth.

Dumont, E.R. and T.M. Bown. 1997. New caenolestoid marsupials from Miocene deposits of Colombia. Pp. 207-212 In: Vertebrate Paleontology in the Neotropics: The Miocene Fauna of La Venta, Colombia. R.F. Kay, R.H. Madden, R.L. Cifelli and J.J. Flynn (eds). Smithsonian Institution Press.