Research of FunEvol

LOGOTYPE_Funevol-Anglais_Noir_web.pngThe focus of our research program is to better understand the origin and evolution of complex integrated systems and the mechanisms that lie at the basis thereof. Essential in such an approach is an understanding of the role of trade-offs (mechanical, energetic) and constraints (architectural, developmental, ontogenetic, etc…). An explicit comparative approach investigating

  •  the functioning and control of complex systems,
  •  the performance advantages they bring to an organism in its ecological context, and
  •  the role of selection versus epigenetic or plastic effects on the evolution of such systems lies at the heart of our research program.

Our research takes advantage of the rich natural history collections available at the MNHN to ask questions pertaining to the role of function and mechanical constraint in the evolution of phenotypic diversity. To do so, experimental approaches quantifying the movements of structures during ecologically relevant behaviors in their full spatial and temporal complexity are coupled to mechanical modeling and the quantification phenotypic variation in three dimensions.

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Funevol at the CRI Workshop 2019

The Thematic Workshop 2019 to be held at the Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI) takes place from April 8-12, 2019 in Paris.

The Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI) is a French educational institution that offers interdisciplinary research-based study, and awards a bachelor’s and master’s degree in interdisciplinary approaches to life sciences. Each year there are Thematic Workshops that aim to create a discussion and exchange amongst PhD and master’s students as well as the CRI community.

The topic of the first day is “Evolution across scales” and Funevol PhD student Gregoire Boulinguez-Ambroise organized to invite two researchers of the FunEvol team to speak about their work at this event.

Funevol Postdoc Pauline Provini will speak about "From bird take-off to fish feeding". She will provide interesting insights into the biomechanics of animals using motion data from in vivo X-ray videos (XROMM).

Funevol Postdoc Christine Böhmer will present the newest results on the functional morphology of the neck in birds and how the biological results serve to prototype a bioinspired robot arm: "The neck of birds, an arm for robots". The research is part of the collaborative work within the ANR-funded project “Avineck” (Project coordinator: Prof. Anick Abourachid).

Looking forward to an inspiring day at the CRI Paris!


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Abourachid Anick

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Gregoire Boulinguez-Ambroise

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Herrel Anthony

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Houssaye Alexandra

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Christophe Mallet

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Rohan Mansuit

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