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#4200-6270 University Blvd.
Vancouver, BC

Functional morphologist and evolutionary biologist


Data & code from publications

  • figshare repository for: Baliga VB, Szabo I, and Altshuler DL. 2019. Range of motion in the avian wing is strongly associated with flight behavior and body mass. Science Advances. 5, eaaw6670. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aaw6670 (In press).

  • figshare repository for: Baliga VB and Mehta RS. 2019. Morphology, ecology, and biogeography of independent origins of cleaning behavior around the world. Integrative and Comparative Biology. doi:10.1093/icb/icz030

  • figshare repository for: Harvey C, Baliga VB, Lavoie P, and Altshuler DL. 2019. Wing morphing allows gulls to modulate static pitch stability during gliding. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 16, 20180641. doi:10.1098/rsif.2018.0641

Phylogenetic trees

I am generally happy to share trees from the posterior distribution of any study. Just shoot me an email!

Posts with code (available at

  • PCA and inferring ancestral states - some observations (link)

  • Run phytools' make.simmap() in parallel (link)

  • Dangers of sample variance at small sample size (part I and part II)

  • Parallel processing for MCMCglmm in R (Windows-friendly) (link)

  • Check if a package is installed (and install if not) in R (link)

  • Set max DLLs in R (Windows) (link)

  • Using R to download GenBank sequences (link)

Lab protocols

  • Protocol for clearing & double-staining small vertebrates (link)