This post serves as a collection of information and work related to seashell morphogenesis and ornamentation, which is collaborative work with Professor Derek Moulton and my PhD thesis supervisor Professor Alain Goriely at Oxford, as well as Professor Régis Chirat at Lyon.
Currently, we are in the finishing stages of a publication on ammonite ornamentation, extending this recent work by Moulton, Chirat and Goriely. I will add a preprint very soon.
In summer 2013, I wrote this work on antimarginal ornamentation as a ten week research project supervised by Professor Derek Moulton. Prior to that, I wrote some personal notes to get acquainted with the topic, which you can find here and here.
As the topic of seashells naturally generates beautiful images, I am showing a few 3D seashell renderings below.