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PUBLISHED: 2017 Young, VKH, CE Wienands*, BP Wilburn*, & RW Blob. Humeral loads during swimming and walking in turtles: implications for morphological change during aquatic reinvasions. Journal of Experimental Biology 220: 3873-3877. link
Young, VKH, KG Vest*, ARV Rivera, NR Espinoza, & RW Blob. One foot out the door: limb function during swimming in terrestrial versus aquatic turtles. Biology Letters 13: 20160732. link
2016 Blob, RW, C Mayerl, ARV Rivera, G Rivera, &VKH Young. "On the fence" versus "all in": insights from turtles for the evolution of aquatic locomotor specializations and habitat transitions in tetrapod vertebrates. Integrative and Comparative Biology. doi: 10.1093/icb/icw121. link
2015 Young, VKH & RW Blob. 2015. Limb bone loading in swimming turtles: changes in loading facilitate transitions from tubular to flipper-shaped limbs during aquatic invasions. Biology Letters 11: 20150110. link
2013 Young, VKH & ME Gifford. 2013. Limited capacity for acclimation of thermal physiology in a salamander, Desmognathus brimleyorum. Journal of Comparative Physiology, B. 183:409-418. link
IN PREPARATION: Young, VKH, JA Baeza, & RW Blob. Comparative limb bone scaling in turtles: phylogenetic transitions with changes in functional demands?