7th meeting Avineck

The 7th meeting of the Avineck team took place in Paris during the first week of December 2019. It was the occasion to present and discuss the latest results on the anatomy, ecology and biomechanics of the neck in birds.

The presentations by the team members showed that there was a lot of progress on various aspects of the neck in birds since the last Avineck meeting earlier this year.

The list of recent achievements includes:

Stay tuned for the next updates!


Böhmer C, Prevoteau J, Duriez O and Abourachid A (in press, 2019). Gulper, ripper and scrapper: anatomy of the neck in three species of vultures. Journal of Anatomy.
Böhmer C, Plateau O, Cornette R and Abourachid A (2019). Correlated evolution of neck length and leg length in birds. Royal Society Open Science 6: 181588. DOI: 10.1098/rsos.181588.

Furet, M. & Wenger, P.  (2018). Kinetostatic analysis of tensegrity structures: Application to bird neck modeling. [PDF]

Fasquelle B, Furet M, Abourachid A, Böhmer C, Chablat D, Chevallereau C and Wenger P, Modelling, design and control of a bird neck using tensegrity mechanisms, IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation, Tensegrity Workshop, Montreal, Canada, 2019

Puverel C, Abourachid A, Böhmer C, Leban J-M and Paillet Y (2019). This is my spot: characteristics of trees bearing Black Woodpecker cavities. 8th International Woodpecker Meeting in Bialowieza, Poland.

Böhmer C, Fasquelle B, Furet M, Wenger P and Abourachid A (2019). Combining precision and power to maximize performance: a case study of the woodpecker’s neck. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Supplement for the International French Society of Biomechanics 2019 Conference, Poitiers, France. DOI: 10.1080/10255842.2019.1668135.

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