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PAPERS PUBLISHED

Gough, W.T., Farina, S. C., Fish, F. E. 2015. Aquatic Burst Locomotion by Hydroplaning and Paddling in Common Eiders (Somateria mollissima). Journal of Experimental Biology 218: 1632-1638.

Gough, W., McGuire, B. 2015. Urinary Posture and Motor Laterality in Dogs (Canis lupus familiaris) at Two Shelters. Applied Animal Behaviour Science 168: 61-70.

McGuire, B., Gough, W. 2017. Body size influences urinary posture but not hindlimb laterality in shelter dogs. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research 21: 38-44.

Gough, W.T., Fish, F.E., Wainwright, D.K., Bart-Smith, H. 2018. Morphology of the core fibrous layer of the cetacean tail fluke. Journal of Morphology 0: 1-9.

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

2013. Gough, W., Farina, S. and Fish, F. Aquatic burst locomotion by hydroplaning and running in female Common Eiders (Somateria mollissima). (Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology, Valencia, Spain, July 3-6).

2013. Gough, W., Farina, S. and Fish, F. Aquatic burst locomotion by hydroplaning and running in female Common Eiders (Somateria mollissima). (Presented at the 10th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology (ICVM-10), Barcelona, Spain, July 8-12).

2016. Gough, W., Fish, F., and Bart-Smith, H. Physical Properties of the Sub-Dermal Fibrous      Layers in Cetacean Tail Flukes. (Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Portland, OR, January 3-7).

2017. Gough, W., Fish, F., Wainwright, D., Lewis, G., and Bart-Smith, H. Physical Properties and Anisotropy in the Central Tissue Layer of Cetacean Tail Flukes. (Presented at the West Chester University Spring Research Day, West Chester, PA, March 28).

2017. Adams, D., Gallagher, E., Gough, W., Tennett, K., and Fish, F. Passive Spanwise    Flexibility of Harbor Porpoise Flukes: Equivalence of Dorsal and Ventral Flexion. (Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, New Orleans, LA, January 4-8).

2017. Gough, W., Fish, F., Wainwright, D., Lewis, G., and Bart-Smith, H. Physical Properties and Anisotropy in the Central Tissue Layer of Cetacean Tail Flukes. (Presented at the 22nd Biennial Conference of the Society for Marine Mammalogy, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, October 23-27).

ORAL PRESENTATIONS

2013. Gough, W., Farina, S. and Fish, F. Burst Locomotion by Hydroplaning and Running in Common Eiders (Somateria mollissima). (Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Austin, TX, January 3-7).

2015. Gough, W., Fish, F., and Bart-Smith, H. Physical Properties of the Sub-Dermal Fibrous Layers in Cetacean Tail Flukes. (Presented at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, November 7).

2016. Fish, F. E., Gough, W. T., Tennett, K. A., Adams, D. S., and St Leger, J. Flexibility of the Flukes of Free-Swimming Cetaceans. (Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Portland, OR, January 3-7).

2016. Gough, W. T., Fish, F. E., and Bart-Smith, H. Physical Properties of the Sub-Dermal Fibrous Layers in Cetacean Tail Flukes. (Presented at the 11th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology (ICVM-11), Washington, DC, June 29 – July 3rd).

2016. Gough, W. T., Wainwright, D. K., and Fish, F. E. Micro-CT Scanning the Cetacean Tail Fluke. (Presented at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, October 22).

2017. Gough, W. T., Fish, F. E., Lewis, G. A., and Bart-Smith, H. Physical Properties and Anisotropy in the Central Tissue Layer of Cetacean Tail Flukes. (Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, New Orleans, LA, January 4-8).

 

INVITED LECTURES

2015. Dynamics and Construction with Regard to Flexibility in the Propulsors of Cetaceans. (Presented at the ONR-MURI Meeting: Hydrodynamics of non-traditional propulsion bio-inspired flexible propulsors for fast, efficient swimming: What physics are we missing? Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, September 21-22).

2016. Morphological Design and Flexibility in the Flukes of Cetaceans. (Presented at the ONR-MURI Meeting: Hydrodynamics of non-traditional propulsion bio-inspired flexible propulsors for fast, efficient swimming: What physics are we missing? West Chester University, West Chester, PA, March 8-9).

2016. Morphology and Physical Properties of the Cetacean Tail Fluke (Presented at the ONR-MURI Meeting: Hydrodynamics of non-traditional propulsion bio-inspired flexible propulsors for fast, efficient swimming: What physics are we missing? Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, September 29-30).

2017. Structural Mechanics of Dolphin Flukes (Presented at the ONR-MURI Meeting: Hydrodynamics of non-traditional propulsion bio-inspired flexible propulsors for fast, efficient swimming: What physics are we missing? University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, March 9-10).

 

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE

Wildlife Rehabilitator, Khulula Care for Wild, South Africa, June 2012 - July 2012 (daily care of a diverse set of species, including: lion, serval, caracal, white rhinoceros, eland, bushbuck, grey common duiker, plains zebra, ostrich, galago, olive baboon; hand-raising of orphaned animals; engineering new enrichment for animal enclosures; creation of new rhinoceros enclosure).

Veterinary and Research Assistant, Wildlifevets, South Africa, (Tranquilization and renarcotization during game capture and release, Project Director - Dr. Cobus Raath), June 2012 – July 2012 (assistance with tranquilization of wildebeest; monitoring of vital signs; collection of blood samples from tranquilized animals).