Scientific Illustration

Alongside conducting research, I am a scientific illustrator. I prefer to draw from life and my goals are to accurately capture nature in an accurate form. I believe illustration is one of the best methods to communicate scientific ideas to a broader audience because of its visual impact.

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Published Art

  1. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 55, Cover image

  2. Higham, T.E., W.J. Stewart, and P.C. Wainwright. 2015. Turbulence, temperature, and turbidity: The ecomechanics of predator-prey interactions in fishes. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 55, 6-20

  3. Higham, T.E., A. Birn-Jeffery, C.E. Collins, C.D. Hulsey, and A.P. Russell. 2015. Adaptive simplification and the evolution of gecko locomotion: Morphological and biomechanical consequences of losing adhesion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 112

  4. Higham, T.E., R.W. Clark, C.E. Collins, M.D. Whitford, and G.A. Freymiller. 2017. Rattlesnakes are extremely fast and variable when striking at kangaroo rats in nature: Three-dimensional high-speed kinematics at night. Scientific Reports. 7, 40412.

  5. McGowan C.P. and Collins C.E. 2018. Why do mammals hop? Understanding the ecology, biomechanics and evolution of bipedal hopping. Journal of Experimental Biology 211.