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Onderzoeksgroep Functionele Morfologie (UA)

English name: Research group Functional Morphology
Parent institute: Universiteit Antwerpen; Faculteit Wetenschappen; Departement Biologie (UA), more

Campus Drie Eiken
Universiteitsplein 1
2610 Wilrijk

Tel.: +32-(0)3-820 22 59
Fax: +32-(0)3-820 22 71
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Type: Scientific

Persons (4)  Top | Publications | Projects 

Persons formerly associated with this organization (2)

The research group Functional Morphology of the University of Antwerp studies the evolution of the morphology and function of vertebrate musculoskeletal systems by combining comparative and experimental methods together with ecological and behavioural aspects. The group describes the shape of structural elements as well as their relationship (functional and mechanical) with each other and the environment.

In the marine field, the research group studies suction feeding in fishes

Publications (8)  Top | Persons | Projects 
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  • Peer reviewed article Ashraf, I.; Van Wassenbergh, S.; Verma, S. (2021). Burst-and-coast swimming is not always energetically beneficial in fish (Hemigrammus bleheri). Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 16(1): 016002., more
  • Peer reviewed article Van Moorleghem, C.; de la Peña, E. (2016). Aphid herbivory as a potential driver of primary succession in coastal dunes. Arthropod-Plant Interactions 10(2): 89-100., more
  • Peer reviewed article Bertucci, F.; Ruppe, L; Van Wassenbergh, S.; Compère, P.; Parmentier, E. (2014). New insights into the role of the pharyngeal jaw apparatus in the sound-producing mechanism of Haemulon flavolineatum (Haemulidae). J. Exp. Biol. 217(21): 3862-3869., more
  • Peer reviewed article Longrie, N.; Van Wassenbergh, S.; Vandewalle, P.; Mauguit, Q.; Parmentier, E. (2009). Potential mechanism of sound production in Oreochromis niloticus (Cichlidae). J. Exp. Biol. 212(21): 3395-3402., more
  • Peer reviewed article De Schepper, N.; Van Wassenbergh, S.; Adriaens, D. (2008). Morphology of the jaw system in trichiurids: trade-offs between mouth closing and biting performance. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 152(4): 717-736., more
  • Peer reviewed article Van Wassenbergh, S.; Strother, J.A.; Flammang, B.E.; Ferry-Graham, L.A.; Aerts, P. (2008). Extremely fast prey capture in pipefish is powered by elastic recoil. J. R. Soc. Interface 5(20): 285-296., more
  • Peer reviewed article Parmentier, E.; Colleye, O.; Fine, M.L.; Frédérich, B.; Vandewalle, P.; Herrel, A. (2007). Sound production in the clownfish Amphiprion clarkii. Science (Wash.) 316(5827): 1006., more
  • Van Gorp, M. (2022). Importance of the keels of boxfishes for passive stability during swimming, in: Mees, J. et al. Book of abstracts – VLIZ Marine Science Day, Online event 2 March 2022. VLIZ Special Publication, 88: pp. 9-10, more

Projects (4)  Top | Persons | Publications 
  • Ecomorphology of the trophic apparatus in catfishes (siluriformes), more
  • Functional consequences and ecological implications of extreme morphological specialisation: design and function of the feeding apparatus in seahorses and pipefishes (Syngnathidae), more
  • Specialisaties bij extreme kopmorfologie: een gedetailleerde functioneel morfologische studie over de voedselopname bij zeepaarden en zeenaalden (Syngnathidae)., more
  • The effect of size on the movements of the jaw system during feeding in catfish: a high-speed cineradiographic study, more

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