Vikram Baliga

Postdoctoral Fellow

Evolutionary biomechanics, functional morphology, macroevolution & phylogenetic comparative analyses

Office: 3239 BioSciences

Wing morphing allows gulls to modulate static pitch stability during gliding.
Journal of the Royal Society Interface 16:20180641 (8 pages)
Harvey, C., V.B. Baliga, P. Lavoie, and D.L. Altshuler
Phylo-allometric analyses showcase the interplay between life history patterns and phenotypic convergence in cleaner wrasses.
The American Naturalist 191, E129-E143
Baliga, V.B. and Mehta R.S.
Asynchrony in craniomandibular development and growth in Enhydra lutris nereis (Carnivora: Mustelidae): are southern sea otters born to bite?
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 121:3, 420-438
Law, C.J., Baliga V.B., Tinker M.T., and Mehta R.S.
Effects of prey characteristics on the feeding behaviors of an apex marine predator, the California moray (Gymnothorax mordax)
Zoology 122, 80-89
Diluzio, A.R., Baliga V.B., Higgins B.A., and Mehta R.S.
Labrid cleaner fishes show kinematic convergence as juveniles despite variation in morphology
Journal of Experimental Biology 220, 2787-2797
Baliga, V.B., Bernstein Z.J., Sundaram S., and Mehta R.S.
Cleaners among wrasses: Phylogenetics and evolutionary patterns of cleaning behavior within Labridae
Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 94A, 424-435
Baliga, V. B., C. J. Law
Exploring Models in the Biology Classroom
The American Biology Teacher 78:1, 35-42
Bryce, C. M., V. B. Baliga, K. L. De Nesnera, D. Fiack, K. Goetz, L. M. Tarjan, C. Wade, V. Yovovich, S. Baumgart, D. G. Bard, D. Ash, I. M. Parker, G. S. Gilbert
Ontogenetic Allometry in Shape and Flexibility Underlies Life History Patterns of Labrid Cleaning Behavior
Integrative and Comparative Biology 56:3, 416-427
Baliga, V. B., R. S. Mehta
Linking Cranial Morphology to Prey Capture Kinematics in Three Cleaner Wrasses: Labroides dimidiatus, Larabicus quadrilineatus, and Thalassoma lutescens
Journal of Morphology 276, 1377–91
Baliga, V. B., R. S. Mehta
Scaling patterns inform ontogenetic transitions away from cleaning in Thalassoma wrasses
The Journal of Experimental Biology 217, 3597-3606
Baliga, V. B., R. S. Mehta