Adviser: Dr. Blaire Van Valkenburgh

Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Innovative research project to spatially analyze Pleistocene carnivore hunting injuries using ArcGIS.

Using a skeleton image as a raster basemap, a skeleton polygon feature class was digitized and "georeferenced". Then based on real bone injuries found, an injury point feature class was digitized. Heat-maps of injuries were created and the number of injury points on each bone polygon was analyzed.




feature class creation, digitization, kernel density

Poster presentation at the 2015 UCLA Biology Symposium New York Times article about the research Nature Ecology & Evolution article