Eric was a Postdoctoral Fellow under an Alberta Ingenuity Fellowship until 2009, working on feeding mechanics of birds and larger theropod dinosaurs. He also investigates the ontogeny and biomechanics of Devonian fishes, and the morphology of fossil gekkotan lizards. His graduate work at the University of Calgary with Anthony Russell garnered recognition and awards for teaching and research.
Snively, E., O’Brien, H., Henderson, D.M., Mallison, H., Surring, L.A., Burns, M.E., Holtz Jr., T.R., Russell, A.P., Witmer, L.M., Currie, P.J., Hartman, S.A., and Cotton, J.R. 2019. Lower rotational inertia and larger leg muscles indicate more rapid turns in tyrannosaurids than in other large theropods. PeerJ 7: e6432. DOI: 10.7717/peerj.6432
Xing, L.D., Wang, Y.-K., Snively, E., Zhang, J.-P., Dong, Z.-M., Burns, M.E., and Currie, P.J. 2015. Model-based identification of mechanical characteristics of Sinosaurus (Theropoda) crests. Acta Geologica Sinica 89: 1–11. DOI: 10.1111/1755-6724.12390