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Renaud Lebrun

Research engineer Team Paleontology Platform Microtomography
Emailrenaud.lebrun@umontpellier.fr
Phone +33 (0)4 67 14 32 60
Localization Bâtiment 22, RDC, pièce 54

I manage the 3D imaging facilities (EasyTom 150 microtomograph and associated imaging workstations) housed at the ISEM. These facilities are part of the imaging platform MRI (Montpellier RIO Imaging). X-Ray microtomography makes it possible to study extant and fossil organisms in a non-destructive manner. I help researchers to apply 3D imaging techniques to their favorite study organism. Within the framework of my research, I develop 3D analysis software, and focus on the evolution of primate cranial structures.

I develop and maintain the websites of the scientific journals Palaeovertebrata  and MorphoMuseuM.

I also participate to the RTP Tomo3D network :  http://rtptomo3d-inee.cnrs.fr/

ORCID id: 0000-0002-5819-2653

Lebrun, Renaud, and Maeva Judith Orliac. 2017. “MorphoMuseuM: An Online Platform for Publicaion and Storage of Virtual Specimens.” The Paleontological Society Papers 22: 183–95.

Schweizer, Anita V. et al. 2017. “Size Variation under Domestication: Conservatism in the Inner Ear Shape of Wolves, Dogs and Dingoes.” Scientific Reports 7(1): 13330. http://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-13523-9.

Schweizer, Anita V et al. 2017. “3D Models Related to the Publication: Size Variation under Domestication: Conservatism in the Inner Ear Shape of Wolves, Dogs and Dingoes.” MorphoMuseuM 3(4): e1. http://morphomuseum.com/articles/view/47

Evreïnoff, M. et al. 2017. “A New Late Devonian Isoetalean Lycopsid from New South Wales, Australia: Cymastrobus Irvingii Gen. et Sp. Nov.” Palaeontologia Electronica 20(3).

Favier, V. et al. 2017. “Geometric and Mechanical Evaluation of 3D-Printing Materials for Skull Base Anatomical Education and Endoscopic Surgery Simulation – A First Step to Create Reliable Customized Simulators.” PLoS ONE 12(12).

Davies, Thomas G. et al. 2017. “Open Data and Digital Morphology.” Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 284(1852). http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/284/1852/20170194 (April 25, 2017).

Dowdeswell, Mark R. et al. 2016. “Adaptation to Bipedal Gait and Fifth Metatarsal Structural Properties in Australopithecus, Paranthropus, and Homo.” Comptes Rendus Palevol. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S163106831630121X

Perier, Alexandre, Renaud Lebrun, and Laurent Marivaux. 2016. “Different Level of Intraspecific Variation of the Bony Labyrinth Morphology in Slow- Versus Fast-Moving Primates.” Journal of Mammalian Evolution. http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10914-016-9323-3

Jashashvili, Tea, Mark R. Dowdeswell, Renaud Lebrun, and Kristian J. Carlson. 2015. “Cortical Structure of Hallucal Metatarsals and Locomotor Adaptations in Hominoids.” Plos One 10: e0117905. http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0117905.

Benoit, Julien et al. 2015. “Comparative Anatomy and Three-Dimensional Geometric-Morphometric Study of the Bony Labyrinth of Bibymalagasia (Mammalia, Afrotheria).” Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 35(3): e930043. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02724634.2014.930043?journalCode=ujvp20#.VrsZDlL-Wh0

Billet, Guillaume, Lionel Hautier, and Renaud Lebrun. 2015. “Morphological Diversity of the Bony Labyrinth (Inner Ear) in Extant Xenarthrans and Its Relation to Phylogeny.” Journal of Mammalogy 96(4): 658–72. http://jmammal.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/05/15/jmammal.gyv074.abstract

Michaux, Jacques et al. 2015. “3D Fossil Reconstruction Related to the Publication: Body Shape and Life Style of the Extinct Rodent Canariomys Bravoi from Tenerife, Canary Islands.” MorphoMuseuM 1(1): e3. http://morphomuseum.com/articles/view/3

Grohé, Camille et al. 2015. “Bony Labyrinth Shape Variation in Extant Carnivora: A Case Study of Musteloidea.” Journal of anatomy 228(3): 366–83. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26577069

Hautier, Lionel, Philip G. Cox, and Renaud Lebrun. 2015. “Grades and Clades among Rodents: The Promise of Geometric Morphometrics.” In Evolution of the Rodents, eds. Philip G. Cox and Lionel Hautier. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 277–99. /chapter.jsf?bid=CBO9781107360150A017&cid=CBO9781107360150A017