Team

An international team, consisting of biologists, paleontologists and engineers from France and Spain, works together in this highly interdisciplinary project.

Affiliated institutions:
Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (MNHN) in Paris, France
Laboratoire des Sciences du Numérique de Nantes  (LS2N), France
University de Montpellier, France
Universidad Autónoma of Madrid, Spain

Project leader:

Prof. Anick Abourachid

FunEvol, MECADEV (Adaptive Mechanisms & Evolution)
UMR 7179 CNRS/MNHN Paris

Website: http://mecadev.cnrs.fr/


Prof. Philippe Wenger

ReV (Robotique et Vivant)
UMR6004 LS2N (Laboratoire des Sciences du Numérique) de Nantes

Website: http://irccyn.ec-nantes.fr


Postdoctoral researcher:

Dr. Christine Böhmer

FunEvol, MECADEV (Adaptive Mechanisms & Evolution)
UMR 7179 CNRS/MNHN Paris
Website: http://www.vertevo.de/

Research: Integrative analysis of morphology, function, and behavior of the avian neck


PhD student:

Matthieu Furet

ReV (Robotique et Vivant)
UMR6004 LS2N (Laboratoire des Sciences du Numérique) de Nantes
Website: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matthieu-furet-ls2n/

Research: Kinetostatic analysis of tensegrity mechanisms - Application to the modelling of bird necks


Undergraduate students (alphabetical order):

2018

Mathilde Aladini (2018): Kinematic analysis of neck use in vultures. Supervised by C. Böhmer, O. Duriez, E. Pouydebat, A. Abourachid.

Valentine Chummun (2018): Quantitative anatomy of neck muscles in birds. Supervised by C. Böhmer, A. Abourachid.

Aliénor Lahlou (visiting student in 2018): Biomechanics of the avian neck. Supervised by C. Böhmer, A. Abourachid.

Antoine Maisons (2018): Functional morphology in parrots. Supervised by C. Böhmer, P. Provini, S. van Wassenbergh, A. Abourachid.

Olivia Plateau (2018): Somites dynamics and neck curvature during chicken development. Supervised by A. Abourachid, C. Böhmer, V. Fleury.

Camille Puverel (2018): This is my spot: Characteristics of Black woodpeckers cavity trees. Supervised by Y. Paillet.

Carlotta Zanon (visiting student in 2018): Mobility in the neck of birds as revealed by X-ray. Supervised by C. Böhmer, A. Abourachid.

2017

Max Lettl (2017): Modelling of a plotus neck with tensegrity mechanism. Supervised by P. Wenger.

Olivia Plateau (2017): Anatomical diversity of cervical vertebrae in birds: morphology and regionalization. Supervised by A. Abourachid, R. Cornette.

Anders Vanriesen (2017): Dynamic modeling of tensegrity mechanism. Supervised by P. Wenger, C. Chevallereau, M. Furet.


Associated researchers & collaborators:

We acknowledge a number of associated researchers (in alphabetical order) & collaborators who are involved and make this research possible!

Prof. Frédéric Boyer
LS2N/IMT-Atlantique
Nantes

Dr. Damian Chablat
UMR6004 LS2N (Laboratoire des Sciences du Numérique) de Nantes

Dr. Christine Chevallereau
UMR6004 LS2N (Laboratoire des Sciences du Numérique) de Nantes

Dr. Raphaël Cornette
ISYEB (Institut de Systématique, Evolution, Biodiversité)
UMR 7205 CNRS/MNHN Paris
Website: http://isyeb.mnhn.fr/

Thierry Decamps
FunEvol, MECADEV (Adaptive Mechanisms & Evolution)
UMR 7179 CNRS/MNHN Paris
Website: http://mecadev.cnrs.fr

Dr. Olivier Duriez
CEFE (Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionelle & Evolutive)
UMR 5175 CNRS Montpellier
Website: https://www.cefe.cnrs.fr/

Dr. Pierre-Yves Henry
BioAdapt, MECADEV (Adaptive Mechanisms & Evolution)
UMR 7179 CNRS/MNHN Paris
Website: http://mecadev.cnrs.fr/

Xavier de La Bernardie
SUBATECH
CNRS-IN2P3/IMT-Atlantique/Univ. de Nantes

Dr. Jesús Marugán-Lobón
Departamento de Biología
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Yoan Paillet
EcoTrop, MECADEV (Adaptive Mechanisms & Evolution)
IRSTEA, Nogent
(Institut national de recherche en sciences
et technologies pour l'environment et l'agriculture)
Website: http://www.irstea.fr/paillet

Dr. Simon Potier
Department of Biology
Lund University
Website: https://www.simonpotier.fr

Dr. Pauline Provini
FunEvol, MECADEV (Adaptive Mechanisms & Evolution)
UMR 7179 CNRS/MNHN Paris
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/paulineprovini/

Dr. Sam van Wassenbergh
FunEvol, MECADEV (Adaptive Mechanisms & Evolution)
UMR 7179 CNRS/MNHN Paris
Website: https://samvanwassenbergh.weebly.com


Published on Sunday, May 21 2017 by Christine Böhmer