I am a scientist concerned with vertebrate flight from the multi-disciplinary approach of functional morphology.
I apply modern methods, such as 3D kinematic analysis of high-speed videos and 3D (stereo) Digital Particle Image Velocimetry to study the interaction between morphology and aerodynamics in live, free flying animals, as well as on prepared wings and models. The combination of these methods allows us to correlate the actual movements of the wings in 3D with the aerodynamic wake they generate and thus determine the function of small changes in the movement of the wings.
By studying the aerodynamics of animal flight in relation to the morphology of the wings, tail and body, we will understand some of the selection forces acting on the animals and hence the adaptations to flight.
Retrieved from Lund University's publications database
- Comparing aerodynamic efficiency in birds and bats suggests better flight performance in birds.
- Elytra boost lift, but reduce aerodynamic efficiency in flying beetles.
- Leading edge vortex in a slow-flying passerine.
- Stroke plane angle controls leading edge vortex in a bat-inspired flapper
- Vortex wake, downwash distribution, aerodynamic performance and wingbeat kinematics in slow-flying pied flycatchers.
- A note on wind-tunnel turbulence measurements with DPIV
- Aerodynamic costs of flying with holey wings
- Bat flight - Comparison of kinematics and aerodynamics between two nectar feeding species
- Bird or bat: comparing airframe design and flight performance.
- The vortex wake of blackcaps (Sylvia atricapilla L.) measured using high-speed digital particle image velocimetry (DPIV)
- Delta-wing function of webbed feet gives hydrodynamic lift for swimming propulsion in birds
- Functional correlation between habitat use and leg morphology in birds (Aves)
- Human mate choice and the wedding ring effect: Are married men more attractive?
- Indirect estimates of wing-propulsion forces in horizontally diving Atlantic puffins (Fratercula arctica L.)