Department of Theoretical
Man must rise above the Earth to the top of the atmosphere and beyond for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives.
My PhD is about flight a topic that has always fascinated us, humans.
Flight has developed independently four times throughout the history and in my research I focus on flight of vertebrates.
I train the animals to fly at a fixed location in a wind tunnel and by using different techniques, such as high-velocity cameras and DPIV (Digital Particle Image Velocimetry), I can study and analyze their flight. I’ve been working with birds but I am currently working with tropical bats (Glossophaga soricina). I am also interested in intermittent flight of bounding bird species and gliding flight in Jackdaws.
I hope that my research will contribute to further understanding of the basic aerodynamics of flight in different animal groups and will help to develop a more general theory for animal flight.
For more information look at our lab page.
12th Annual European Meeting of PhD students in Evolutionary Biology, St. Andrews, Scotland 2006 (talk)
Organizer of 13th Annual European Meeting of PhD students in Evolutionary Biology, Lund, Sweden 2007
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Ecology Building, 223 62 Lund , Sweden
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