Education

  • 1992 - Licentiaat Biology: University of Antwerp, advisor: Frits De Vree. Thesis title: A functional morphological analysis of feeding behavior in the lizard Agama stellio.
  • 1998 - PhD: University of Antwerp, advisor: Frits De Vree. Thesis title: Lizard herbivory, a functional morphological approach.
  • 2011 - HDR: Université Paris-Sud 11, Orsay, 23/02/2011.

    Positions

  • 1998-2007, postdoctoral researcher Fund for Scientific Research Flanders, Belgium (FWO-Vl).
  • 1999-2000, postdoctoral researcher in the Lab. of Dr. K. Nishikawa (Northern Arizona University) on a FWO-Vl mobility grant.
  • 2001-2002, postdoctoral researcher in the Lab. of Dr. D. Irschick (Tulane University) on a FWO-Vl mobility grant.
  • 2008, postdoctoral researcher in the Lab of Dr. J.B. Losos (Harvard University).
  • 2009 - present, Chargé de Recherche (CR1) at the French CNRS based at the Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle (UMR7179).

    Appointments

  • 02/2008 - present, Research associate, University of Antwerp.
  • 07/2009 - present, Associate of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University.
  • October 2013 - October 2015, Professor at Ghent University (10% appointment).

    Awards

  • 2007 - Society for Experimental Biology President's Medal.

    Grants (3+ million Euro total)

    Major research grants:

  • 2014 - MC IEF: 200 kEuro (co-PI K. Boyle; EvoMorphASIS - Evolutionary morphology of accessory auditory structures in pirhanas, pacus, and related serrasalmid fishes: is acute hearing an adaptation for prey location?)
  • 2014 - NSF Collaborative Research (co-PIs: J. Losos and T. Roberts; A functional perspective on adaptive radiation: explaining differences in the adaptive radiations of mainland and island Anolis lizards)
  • 2014 - ERANET BiodivERsA “Invasive species and biological invasions”: 700 kEuro (PI, Co-PIs: T. Backeljau, R. Rebelo, D. Rödder and J. Measey; INVAXEN: INVAsive biology of XENopus laevis in Europe: ecology, impact and predictive models).
  • 2014 - Labex BCDiv grant: 78 kEuro (Co-PI, PI: E. Bapteste; Etude de l'impact d'un changement rapide de régime alimentaire sur le microbiome intestinal de lézards par des méthodes de réseaux de similarité).
  • 2013 - NSF Catalyzing New International Collaborations (CNIC) $US 46.902,00 (Co-PI, PI: D. German; What does it take to be an herbivorous lizard? Revealing the digestive anatomy and physiology of manipulated populations of Podarcis sicula.
  • 2013 - ANR retour postdoc: 333 kEuro (Co-PI, PI: A. Houssaye; Aquabone, The secondary adaptation to an aquatic life - contribution of bone microstructure).
  • 2013 - ANR Jeune Chercheur (Co-PI, PI: T. Cucchi; DOMEXP, Wild boar (Sus scrofa) experimental domestication: functional and ontogenetic approach of limb bone development in captive conditions).
  • 2012 - Labex BCDiv grant: 78 kEuro (Co-PI, PI: A. Tresset; Petits mammifères commensaux et invasions biologiques en Europe à l’Holocène).
  • 2009 - Research grant from the ANR, France: 716 kEuro Euro (PI, C0-PI's: J. Clobert, M. Baguette, C. Bonneaud, H. Freville and A. Coulon; MOBIGEN: A functional, genetic, and genomic approach to the evolution of mobility in a changing world)
  • 2008 - Research grant of the Special Research Fund of the University of Antwerp: 65.000,00 Euro - grant extension (Co-PI, PI: P. Aerts; Analysis of form-function relationships in complex musculo-skeletal systems by means of computer modelling and measurement of stress and strain distributions).
  • 2007 - Research grant of the Fund for Scientific Research - Flanders (Belgium): 25.500,00 Euro (PI - Equipment grant to by a 10 channel strain set-up).
  • 2007 - Research project of the Fund for Scientific Research - Flanders (Belgium): 293.040,00 Euro (Co-PI, PI: D. Adriaens; Functional consequences and ecological implications of extreme morphological specialisation: design and function of the feeding apparatus in seahorses and pipefishes (Syngnathidae)).
  • 2006 - Research grant of the Special Research Fund of the University of Antwerp: 65.000,00 Euro (Co-PI, PI: P. Aerts; Analysis of form-function relationships in complex musculo-skeletal systems by means of computer modelling and measurement of stress and strain distributions).
  • 2006 - BWS-BOF Bilateral cooperative project with Dr. Z. Rocek (Czech Republic): 36.948,00 Euro (Co-PI, PI: P. Aerts; Anuran locomotion and evolutionary origin of its anatomical context).
  • 2006 - Research project of the Fund for Scientific Research - Flanders (Belgium): 484.800,00 Euro (Co-PI, PI: R. Van Damme; Island populations as model systems for rapid evolution).
  • 2004 - Research grant of the Fund for Scientific Research - Flanders (Belgium): 25.500,00 Euro (PI - Equipment grant to by a high-resolution high speed camera).
  • 2003 - Research grant of the Special Research Fund of the University of Antwerp: 110.000,00 Euro (PI - Scaling of the feeding system in catfish).
  • 2002 - Research programme of the Fund for Scientific Research - Flanders (Belgium): 112.345,34 Euro (Co-PI, PI: P. Aerts; Equipment grant to upgrade the cineradiographic system).
  • 2001 - Research grant of the Fund for Scientific Research - Flanders (Belgium): 32.226,00 Euro (PI - Equipment grant to upgrade the electromyography system).

    Small grants & travel grants

  • 2014 - ATM formes: 2 kEuro (PI Form, function and evolution of the cranial system in lemurids).
  • 2014 - Défi ENVIROMICS: 15 kEuro (co-PI, PI: E Bapteste, co-PI P. Lopez, co-PI M. Habib; Etude de l'impact d'un changement rapide de régime alimentaire sur le microbiome intestinal de lézards par des méthodes de réseaux de similarité)
  • 2013 - International Collaboration Fund from the National University of Singapore: 6000 $S (Co-PI - Ecology and Prey Capture Performance in Aquatic Snakes of Southeast Asia)
  • 2013 - ATM Biodiversite et role des microorganismes dans les ecosystemes actuels et passes: 4300 Euro (PI - The evolution of microbial digestion and diversity in the gut of experimentally introduced lizards on islands: evolution in action.).
  • 2011 - PHC Protea (collaborative grant with Dr. K. Tolley, SANBI, South-Africa): 16472 Euro (PI - Can lizards beat the heat? Quantifying thermal optima, adaptation and empirical niches for ectothermic vertebrate communities in the face of global climate change)
  • 2011 - CNRS/CSIC Collaborative grant (with M. Lopez-Darias, CSIC, Tenerife, Spain): 6000 Euro (PI - The role of frugivory in the evolution of large body size in lizards of the genus Gallotia).
  • 2011 - PHC Tournesol (collaborative grant with Dr. D. Adriaens, Ghent University, Belgium; grant extension): 1000 Euro (PI - Does history repeat itself: adaptation to seed cracking in granivorous birds as a model system).
  • 2010 - FACCTS (France and Chicago Collaborating in the Sciences; with Dr. Callum ross, University of Chicago): 15.500 $US (Co-PI - Modulation of the mechanics and motor control of feeding behavior of small primates).
  • 2010 - ATM Formes possibles, formes realisees (MNHN in-house grant): 2500 Euro (PI - The ghost of selection past? dietary specialization, cranial morphology and performance in Liolaemus lizards).
  • 2010 - PHC Tournesol (collaborative grant with Dr. D. Adriaens, Ghent University, Belgium): 1000 Euro (PI - Does history repeat itself: adaptation to seed cracking in granivorous birds as a model system.
  • 2009 - PPF Biodiversite actuelle et fossile (MNHN in-house grant): 8000 Euro (PI - The importance of key innovations in the diversification and persistence of clades: insights from the origin and early radiation of frogs).
  • 2009 - NRF Key International Science Capacity Fund Programme (KISC) International collaborative program: 16.728 Euro (Co-PI; PI: Dr. K. Tolley, SANBI, South-Africa)
  • 2008 - Travel grant of the Royal Society of New Zealand - Bilateral Research Grant: 2.068,31 $NZ (Co-PI; PI: Dr. N. Nelson, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)
  • 2007 - Travel grant of the Fund for Scientific Research - Flanders (Belgium): 2.520,00 Euro (Visit Museum Comparative Zoology, Harvard University)
  • 2006 - Travel grant of the Fund for Scientific Research - Flanders (Belgium): 1.800,00 Euro. (International Mastication Symposium, Brisbane, Australia)
  • 2005 - Research grant of the Special Research Fund of the University of Antwerp: 6.840,00 Euro (small research grant to study the scaling of muscle physiology in catfish).
  • 2005 - Travel grant of the Fund for Scientific Research - Flanders (Belgium): 431,00 Euro. (Annual SEB meeting, Barcelona)
  • 2001 - Journal for Experimental Biology travel grant: 737,00 Euro (to attend the IUPS sattelite meeting on specialized muscle; Wollongong, Australia).
  • 2000 - Travel grant of the Fund for Scientific Research - Flanders (Belgium): 744,00 Euro (Visit to Dr. L.F. Aguirre's lab, Cochabamba, Bolivia).
  • 1999 - Society for Experimental Biology travel grant: 442,00 Euro (visit to Dr. J. O'Reilly, U. Mass, USA).
  • 1996 - Travel grant of the Fund for Scientific Research - Flanders (Belgium): 500,00 Euro (to attend the annual SICB meeting, Albuquerque, USA).

    Peer-reviewed publications (264 total)

  • Herrel, A., J. Cleuren and F. De Vree (1995) Prey Capture in the Lizard Agama stellio. J. Morphol. 224: 313-329.
  • Herrel, A., J. Cleuren and F. De Vree (1996) Kinematics of feeding in the lizard Agama stellio. J. Exp. Biol. 199: 1727-1742.
  • Herrel, A., R. Van Damme and F. De Vree (1996) Sexual dimorphism of head size in Podarcis hispanica atrata: Testing the dietary divergence hypothesis by bite force analysis. Neth. J. Zool. 46 (3/4): 253-262.
  • Herrel, A., J. Cleuren and F. De Vree (1997) Quantitative analysis of jaw and hyolingual muscle activity during feeding in the lizard Agama stellio. J. Exp. Biol. 200: 101-115.
  • Herrel, A., I. Wauters, P. Aerts, and F. De Vree (1997) The mechanics of ovophagy in the beaded lizard (Heloderma horridum). J. Herpetol. 31(3): 383-393.
  • Herrel, A., P. Aerts and F. De Vree (1998) Static biting in lizards : functional morphology of the temporal ligaments. J. Zool Lond. 244: 135-143.
  • Herrel, A., P. Aerts and F. De Vree (1998) Ecomorphology of the lizard feeding apparatus: a modelling approach. Neth. J. Zool. 48(1): 1-25.
  • Herrel, A., J-P Timmermans and F. De Vree (1998) Tongue-flicking in agamid lizards: morphology, kinematics and muscle activity patterns. Anat. Rec. 252(1): 102-116.
  • Herrel, A., L. Spithoven, R. Van Damme and F. De Vree (1999) Sexual dimorphism of head size in Gallotia galloti; testing the niche divergence hypothesis by functional analyses. Funct. Ecol. 13(3): 289-297.
  • Herrel, A. and F. De Vree (1999) The cervical musculature in helodermatid lizards. Belg. J. Zool. 129(1): 175-186.
  • Herrel, A., P. Aerts, J. Fret and F. De Vree (1999). Morphology of the feeding system in agamid lizards; ecological correlates. Anat Rec. 254(4): 496-507.
  • Herrel, A. and F. De Vree (1999). Kinematics of intraoral transport and swallowing in the herbivorous lizard Uromastix acanthinurus. J. Exp. Biol. 202(9): 1127-1137.
  • Herrel, A., M. Verstappen and F. De Vree (1999) Modulatory complexity of the feeding repertoire in scincid lizards. J. Comp. Physiol. A. 184(5): 501-518.
  • Herrel, A., F. De Vree, V. Delheusy and C. Gans (1999) Cranial kinesis in gekkonid lizards. J. Exp. Biol. 202: 3687-3698.
  • Herrel, A. (1999) Adaptations to herbivory. In: Corucia zebrata, Der Wickelschwanzskink (A. Hauschild und P. Gabner eds.). Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster. pp. 33-34.
  • Zaaf, A., A. Herrel, P. Aerts and F. De Vree (1999) Morphology and morphometrics of the appendicular musculature in geckoes with different locomotor habits (Lepidosauria). Zoomorphology 119(1), 9-22.
  • Aerts, P., R. Van Damme, B. Vanhooydonck, A. Zaaf and A. Herrel (2000) Lizard locomotion: how morphology meets ecology. Neth. J. Zool. 50(2): 261-278.
  • Herrel, A., P. Aerts and F. De Vree (2000) Cranial kinesis in geckoes: functional implications. J. Exp. Biol. 203: 1415-1423.
  • Herrel, A., J.J. Meyers, K.C. Nishikawa and P. Aerts (2000) The mechanics of prey prehension in chameleons. J. Exp. Biol. 203: 3255-3263.
  • Herrel, A. (2000). Die Funktion der Zungenfärbung bei Blauzungenskinken (Tiliqua spp.). In: Blauzungenskinke, Beiträge zu Tiliqua und Cyclodomorphus (A. Hauschild, R. Hitz, G. Shea und H. Werning eds.). Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster. pp. 27-30.
  • Aerts, P., J. Van Damme and A. Herrel (2001) Intrinsic mechanics and control of fast cranio-cervical movements in aquatic feeding turtles. Am. Zool. 41: 1299-1310.
  • Alfaro, M. and A. Herrel (2001) Major issues of feeding motor control in vertebrates. Am. Zool. 41: 1243-1247.
  • Herrel, A., R. Van Damme, B. Vanhooydonck and F. De Vree (2001) The implications of bite performance for diet in two species of lacertid lizards. Can. J. Zool. 79: 662-670.
  • Herrel, A., E. De Grauw and J.A. Lemos-Espinal (2001) Head shape and bite performance in xenosaurid lizards. J. Exp. Zool. 290: 101-107.
  • Herrel, A., J.J. Meyers, K.C. Nishikawa and F. De Vree (2001) Morphology and histochemistry of the hyolingual apparatus in chameleons. J. Morphol. 249: 154-170.
  • Herrel, A., J.J. Meyers and B. Vanhooydonck (2001) Relations between habitat use and body shape in a phrynosomatid lizard (Urosaurus ornatus): a population-level analysis. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 74: 305-314.
  • Herrel, A., J.J. Meyers, P. Aerts and K.C. Nishikawa (2001) Functional implications of supercontracting muscle in the chameleon tongue retractors. J. Exp. Biol. 204: 3621-3627.
  • Herrel, A., J.J. Meyers, K.C. Nishikawa and F. De Vree (2001) The evolution of feeding motor patterns in lizards: modulatory complexity and constraints. Am. Zool. 41: 1311-1320.
  • Zaaf, A., R. Van Damme, A. Herrel and P. Aerts (2001) Spatio temporal gait characteristics of level and vertical locomotion in a level-running and a climbing gecko. J. Exp. Biol. 204: 1233-1246.
  • Zaaf, A., R. Van Damme, A. Herrel and P. Aerts (2001) Limb joint kinematics during vertical climbing and level running in a specialist climber: Gekko gecko (Lacertilia: Gekkonidae). Belg. J. Zool. 131:173-182.
  • Aerts, P., K. D'Aout, A. Herrel and R. Van Damme (2002) Topics in Functional and Ecological Vertebrate Morphology. Shaker Publishing, Maastricht.
  • Aerts, P., K. D'Aout, A. Herrel and R. Van Damme (2002). Introduction. In: Topics in Functional and Ecological Vertebrate Morphology (P. Aerts, K. D'aout, A. Herrel and R. Van Damme, Eds.). Shaker Publishing, Maastricht. pp. 1-4.
  • Aguirre, L.F., A. Herrel, R. Van Damme and E. Matthysen (2002) Ecomorphological analysis of trophic niche partitioning in a tropical savanna bat community. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B. 269: 1271-1278.
  • Herrel, A., D. Adriaens, P. Aerts and W. Verraes (2002) Bite performance in clariid fishes with hypertrophied jaw adductors as deduced by bite modelling. J. Morphol. 253: 196-205.
  • Herrel, A., J.J. Meyers and B. Vanhooydonck (2002) Relations between microhabitat use and limb shape in phrynosomatid lizards. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 77(1): 149-163.
  • Herrel, A., J.J. Meyers, J.-P. Timmermans and K.C. Nishikawa (2002) Supercontracting muscle: producing tension over extreme muscle lengths. J. Exp. Biol. 205: 2167-2173.
  • Herrel, A., J.C. O'Reilly and A.M. Richmond (2002) Evolution of bite performance in turtles. J. Evol. Biol. 15: 1083-1094.
  • Meyers, J.J., A. Herrel and K.C. Nishikawa (2002) Comparative study of the innervation patterns of the hyobranchial musculature in three iguanian lizards, Sceloporus undulatus, Pseudotrapelus sinaitus and Chamaeleo jacksonii. Anat. Rec. 267: 177-189.
  • Meyers, J.J., A. Herrel and J.M. Birch (2002) Scaling of morphology, bite force and feeding kinematics in an iguanian and scelroglossan lizard. In: Topics in Functional and Ecological vertebrate morphology (P. Aerts, K. Daout, A. Herrel and R. Van Damme, eds.). Shaker Publishing, Maastricht. pp. 47-62.
  • Van Cakenberghe, V., A. Herrel and L. Aguirre (2002) Evolutionary relationships between cranial shape and diet in bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera). In: Topics in Functional and Ecological vertebrate morphology (P. Aerts, K. Daout, A. Herrel and R. Van Damme, eds.). Shaker Publishing, Maastricht. pp. 205-236.
  • Verwaijen D., R. Van Damme and A. Herrel (2002) Relationships between head size, bite force, prey handling efficiency and diet in two sympatric lacertid lizards. Funct Ecol. 16: 842-850.
  • Aguirre, L.F., A. Herrel, R. Van Damme and E. Mathyssen (2003) The implications of food hardness for diet in bats. Funct. Ecol. 17: 201-212.
  • Dumont, E.R. and A. Herrel (2003) The effects of gape angle and bite point on bite force in bats. J. Exp. Biol. 206: 2117-2123.
  • Herrel, A. and P. Aerts (2003) Biomechanical studies of food and diet selection. In: Nature Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. London: Nature Publishing Group. http://www.els.net/ [doi:10.1038/npg.els.0003213].
  • Irschick, D.J., B. Vanhooydonck, A. Herrel and A. Andronescu (2003) Effects of loading and size on maximum power output and gait characteristics in geckos. J. Exp. Biol. 206: 3923-3934.
  • Toro, E., A. Herrel, B. Vanhooydonck and D.J. Irschick (2003) A biomechanical analysis of intra- and interspecific scaling of jumping biomechanics and morphology in Caribbean Anolis lizards. J. Exp. Biol. 206: 2641-2652.
  • Herrel, A., B. Vanhooydonck, R. Joachim and D.J. Irschick (2004) Frugivory in polychrotid lizards: effects of body size.Oecologia 140: 160-168.
  • Herrel, A., B. Vanhooydonck and R. Van Damme (2004) Omnivory in lacertid lizards:adaptive evolution or constraint ? J. Evol. Biol. 17: 974-984.
  • Huysentruyt, F., D. Adriaens, G.G. Teugels, S. Devaere, A. Herrel, W. Verraes and P. Aerts (2004) Diet composition in relation to morphology in some African aguilliform clariid catfish. Belg. J. Zool. 134: 41-46.
  • Lailvaux, S.P., A. Herrel, B. Vanhooydonck, J.J. Meyers and D.J. Irschick (2004) Fighting tactics differ in two distinct male phenotypes in a lizard: Heavyweight and lightweight bouts. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B. 271: 2501-2508.
  • Toro, E., A. Herrel and D.J. Irschick (2004) The evolution of jumping performance in Caribbean Anolis lizards: resolution of a biomechanical trade-off? Am. Nat. 163: 844-856.
  • Van Wassenbergh, S., A. Herrel, D. Adriaens and P. Aerts (2004) Effects of jaw adductor hypertrophy on buccal expansions during feeding of airbreathing catfishes (Teleostei, Clariidae). Zoomorphology 123: 81-93.
  • Vincent, S., A. Herrel and D.J. Irschick (2004) Ontogeny of intersexual head shape and prey selection in the pitviper Agkistrodon piscivorus. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 81: 151-159.
  • Vincent, S.E., A. Herrel and D.J. Irschick (2004) Sexual dimorphism in head shape and diet in the cottonmouth snake (Agkistrodon piscivorus). J. Zool., Lond. 264:53-59
  • Herrel, A., J. Podos, S.K. Huber and A.P. Hendry (2005) Bite performance and morphology in a population of Darwin's finches: implications for the evolution of beak shape. Funct. Ecol. 19: 43-48.
  • Herrel, A., J. Podos, S.K. Huber and A.P. Hendry (2005) Evolution of bite force in Darwin's finches: a key role for head width. J. Evol. Biol. 18:669-875.
  • Herrel, A., M. Canbek, Ü. Özelmas, M. Uyanoglu and M. Karakaya (2005) Comparative functional analysis of the hyolingual anatomy in lacertid lizards. Anat. Rec. 284: 561-573.
  • Herrel, A., S. Van Wassenbergh, S. Wouters, P. Aerts and D. Adriaens (2005) A functional morphological approach to the scaling of the feeding system in the African catfish, Clarias gariepinus. J. Exp. Biol. 208: 2091-2102.
  • Irschick, D.J., B. Vanhooydonck, A. Herrel and J.J. Meyers (2005) Intraspecific correlations among morphology, performance, and habitat use within a green anole lizard (Anolis carolinensis) population. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 85: 211-221.
  • Irschick, D.J., E. Carlisle, J. Elstrott, M. Ramos, C. Buckley, B. Vanhooydonck, J.J. Meyers and A. Herrel (2005) A comparison of habitat use, morphology, clinging performance, and escape behavior among two divergent green anole lizard (Anolis carolinensis) populations. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 85: 223-234.
  • Irschick D.J., A. Herrel, B. Vanhooydonck, K. Huyghe and R. Van Damme (2005) Locomotor compensation creates a mismatch between laboratory and field estimates of escape speed in lizards. Evolution 59: 1579-1587.
  • Metzger K.A. and A. Herrel (2005) Correlations between lizard cranial shape and diet: a quantitative, phylogenetically informed analysis. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 86: 433-466.
  • Meyers, J.J. and A. Herrel (2005) Prey capture kinematics of ant eating lizards. J. Exp. Biol. 208: 113-127.
  • Vanhooydonck, B., A. Herrel and D.J. Irschick (2005) Does dewlap size predict male bite force in Jamaican Anolis lizards? Funct. Ecol. 19: 38-42.
  • Vanhooydonck, B., A. Andronescu, A. Herrel and D.J. Irschick (2005) Effects of substrate structure on speed and acceleration capacity in climbing geckos. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 85: 385-393.
  • Vanhooydonck, B., A. Herrel, J.J. Meyers, R. Van Damme and D.J. Irschick (2005) The relationship between dewlap size and performance changes with age and sex in an A. carolinensis lizard population. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 59: 157-165.
  • Van Wassenbergh, S., P. Aerts, A. Herrel and D. Adriaens (2005) A dynamical model of mouth closing movements in clariid catfish: the role of enlarged jaw adductors. J. Theor. Biol. 234: 49-65.
  • Van Wassenbergh, S., P. Aerts and A. Herrel (2005) Scaling of suction feeding kinematics and dynamics in the African catfish Clarias gariepinus. J. Exp. Biol. 208: 2103-2114.
  • Van Wassenbergh, S., A. Herrel, D. Adriaens and P. Aerts (2005) A test of mouth-opening and hyoid-depression mechanisms during prey capture in a catfish. J. Exp. Biol. 208: 4627-4639.
  • Vincent, S.E., A. Herrel and D.J. Irschick (2005) Aquatic versus terrestrial strike performance and kinematics in the pitviper, Agkistrodon piscivorus. J. Exp. Zool. 303:476-488.
  • Bilcke, J., A. Herrel and R. Van Damme (2006) Correlated evolution of aquatic prey capture strategies in European and American Natricine snakes. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 88: 73-83.
  • Herrel, A., T. Speck and N. Rowe (2006) Ecology and Biomechanics: A mechanical approach to the ecology of animals and plants. CRC Press, Boca Raton. 352 pp.
  • Herrel, A. and A.C. Gibb (2006) Ontogeny of performance in vertebrates. Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 79: 1-6.
  • Herrel, A. and J.C. O'Reilly (2006) Ontogenetic scaling of bite force in lizards and turtles. Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 79: 31-42.
  • Herrel, A., R. Joachim, B. Vanhooydonck and D.J. Irschick (2006) Ecological consequences of ontogenetic changes in head shape and bite performance in the Jamaican lizard Anolis lineatopus. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 89: 443-454.
  • Irschick D.J., G. Gentry, A. Herrel and B. Vanhooydonck (2006) Seasonal patterns of Sarcophaid fly infections and male mortality in a North American lizard (Anolis carolinensis) population. J. Herpetol. 40: 107-112.
  • Irschick D.J., M. Ramos, C. Buckley, J. Elstrott, E. Carlisle, S. Lailvaux, N. Bloch, A. Herrel and B. Vanhooydonck (2006) Are morphology -> performance relationships invariant across different seasons? A test with the green anole lizard (Anolis carolinensis). Oikos 114: 49-59.
  • Irschick D.J., A. Herrel and B. Vanhooydonck (2006) Whole-organism studies of adhesion in pad-bearing lizards. J. Comp. Physiol. A. 192: 1169-1177.
  • Measey, J. and A. Herrel (2006) Rotational feeding in caecilians: putting a spin on the evolution of cranial design. Biology Letters 2: 485-487.
  • Meyers, J.J., D.J. Irschick, B. Vanhooydonck and A. Herrel (2006) Divergent roles for multiple sexual signals in a polygynous lizard. Funct. Ecol. 20: 709-716.
  • Meyers, J.J., A. Herrel and K.C. Nishikawa (2006) Ecomorphology of the feeding system in a specialized group of lizards (Phrynosoma). Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 89: 13-24.
  • Metzger, K.A. and A. Herrel (2006) Utility of skeletal mass as a measure of body size in lizards. J. Herpetol. 40: 381-384.
  • Toro, E., A. Herrel and D.J. Irschick (2006) Movement control strategies during jumping in a lizard (Anolis valencienni). J. Biomech. 39: 2014-2019.
  • Vanhooydonck, B., P. Aerts, D.J. Irschick and A. Herrel (2006) Power generation during locomotion in Anolis lizards: an ecomorphological approach. In: Ecology and Biomechanics: A mechanical approach to the ecology of animals and plants (A. Herrel, T. Speck and N. Rowe, Eds.). CRC Press, Boca Raton. pp. 253-269.
  • Vanhooydonck, B., A. Herrel, R. Van Damme and D.J. Irschick (2006) The quick and the fast: the evolution of acceleration capacity in Anolis lizards. Evolution 60: 2137-2147.
  • Vanhooydonck, B., A. Herrel and D.J. Irschick (2006) Out on a limb: the differential effect of substrate diameter on acceleration capacity in Anolis lizards. J. Exp. Biol. 209: 4515-4523.
  • Van Wassenbergh, S., P. Aerts and A. Herrel (2006) Scaling of suction feeding performance in the catfish Clarias gariepinus. Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 79: 43-56.
  • Van Wassenbergh, S., A. Herrel, D. Adriaens, F. Huysentruyt, S. Devaere and P. Aerts (2006) Catfish strikes on land. Nature 440:881.
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  • Houssaye, A., A. Mazurier, A. Herrel, V. Volpato, P. Tafforeau, R. Boistel and V. de Buffrenil (2010) Vertebral microanatomy in squamates: structure, growth and ecological correlates. J. Anat. 217: 715–727.
  • Huyghe, K., J.F. Husak, I.T. Moore, B. Vanhooydonck, R. Van Damme, M. Molina-Borja and A. Herrel (2010) Effects of testosterone on morphology, performance and muscle mass in a lizard. J. Exp. Zool. A. 313: 9-16.
  • Huyghe, K., M. Small, B. Vanhooydonck, A. Herrel, Z. tadic, R. Van Damme and T. Backeljau (2010) Genetic divergence among sympatric colour morphs of the Dalmatian wall lizard (Podarcis melisellensis). Genetica 138: 387-393.
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  • Ross, C.F., A.L. Baden, J. Georgi, A. Herrel, K.A. Metzger, D.A. Reed, V. Schaerlaeken and M. S. Wolff (2010) Chewing variation in lepidosaurs and primates. J. Exp. Biol. 213: 572-584.
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  • van der Meijden, A., A. Herrel and A. Summers (2010) Comparison of chela size and pincher force in scorpions; getting a first grip. J. Zool. 280: 319-325.
  • Vanhooydonck, B., F.B. Cruz, C.S. Abdala, D.L. Moreno Azócar, M.F. Bonino and A. Herrel (2010) Sex-specific evolution of bite performance in Liolaemus lizards (Iguania: Iguanidae): the battle of the sexes. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 101: 461-475.
  • Van Wassenbergh, S., J. Brecko, P. Aerts, I. Stouten, G. Vanheusden, A. Camps, R. Van Damme and A. Herrel (2010) Hydrodynamic constraints on prey-capture performance in forward-striking snakes. J. R. Soc. Interface 7: 773-785.
  • Barros, F.C., A. Herrel and T. Kohlsdorf (2011) Head shape evolution in Gymnophthalmidae: does habitat use constrain the evolution of cranial design in fossorial lizards? J. Evol. Biol. 24: 2423-2433.
  • Boistel, R., T. Aubin, P. Cloetens, M. Langer, B. Gillet, P. Josset, N. Pollet and A. Herrel (2011) Whispering to the deaf: Communication by a frog without external vocal sac or tympanum in noisy environments. PLoSOne 6: e22080. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0022080.
  • Boistel, R., A. Herrel, R. Lebrun, G. Daghfous, P. Tafforeau, J.B. Losos and B. Vanhooydonck (2011) Shake rattle and roll: the bony labyrinth and aerial descent in squamates. Integr. Comp. Biol. 51: 957-968.
  • Brecko, J., B. Vervust, A. Herrel and R. Van Damme (2011) Head Morphology and diet in the dice snake (Natrix tesselata). Mertensiella 18: 20-29.
  • Castilla, A.M., R. Richer, A. Herrel, A. Conkey, J. Tribuna and M. Al-Thani (2011) First evidence of scavenging behaviour in the herbivorous lizard Uromastyx aegyptia microlepis. J. Arid. Environm. 75: 671-673.
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  • Geerinckx, T., A. Herrel and D. Adriaens (2011) Suckermouth armoured catfishes resolve the paradox between combined respiration and suction attachment: a kinematical study of Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus. J. Exp. Zool. A 315: 121-131.
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  • Herrel, A., K. Huyghe, P. Okovic, D. Lisicic and Z. Tadic (2011) Fast and furious: effects of body size on strike performance in an arboreal viper Trimeresurus (Cryptelytrops) albolabris. J. Exp. Zool. A 315: 22-29.
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  • Herrel, A., M. Da Costa Cottam, K. Godbeer, T. Sanger and J.B. Losos (2011) An ecomorphological analysis of native and introduced populations of the endemic lizard Anolis maynardi of the Cayman Islands. Breviora 522: 1-10.
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  • Mallarino R., P.R. Grant, B.R. Grant, A. Herrel, W. Kuo and A. Abzhanov (2011) Two developmental modules establish 3-D beak shape variation in Darwin’s finches. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 108: 4057-4062.
  • Measey, G.J., A.D. Rebelo, A. Herrel, B. Vanhooydonck and K.A. Tolley (2011) Diet, morphology and performance in two chameleon morphs: do harder bites equate with harder prey? J. Zool. 285: 247-255.
  • Roos, G., S. Van Wassenbergh, P. Aerts, A. Herrel and D. Adriaens (2011) Effects of snout dimensions on the hydrodynamics of suction feeding in juvenile and adult seahorses. J. Theor. Biol. 269: 307-317.
  • Schaerlaeken, V., S. Montuelle, P. Aerts and A. Herrel (2011) Jaw and hyolingual movements during prey transport in varanid lizards: effects of prey type. Zoology 114: 165-170.
  • Vanhooydonck, B., R. Boistel, V. Fernandez and A. Herrel (2011) Push and bite: trade-offs between burrowing and biting in a burrowing skink (Acontias percivali). Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 102: 91-99.
  • Van Wassenbergh, S., G. Roos, A. Herrel, D. Adriaens and P. Aerts (2011) Why the long face? A comparative study of feeding kinematics of two pipefish with different snout lengths. J. Fish Biol. 78: 1768-1798.
  • Vervust, B., J. Brecko and A. Herrel (2011) Temperature effects on snapping performance in the Common Snapper Chelydra serpentina (Reptilia, Testudines). J. Exp. Zool. A. 315: 41-47.
  • Wyckmans, M., A. Herrel and D. Adriaens (2011) Analysis of head shape and diet in a catfish with moderately enlarged jaw adductors (Clariallabes melas). Belg. J. Zool. 141: 11-20.
  • Cornette, R., A. Herrel, J-F. Cosson, F. Poitevin and M. Baylac (2012) Rapid morpho-functional changes among insular populations of the greater white-toothed shrew. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 107: 322-331.
  • Cox, P.G., E.J. Rayfield, M.J. Fagan, A. Herrel, T.C. Pataky and N. Jeffery (2012) Functional evolution of the feeding system in rodents. PLoS ONE 7: e36299.
  • Edwards, S., B. Vanhooydonck, A. Herrel, G.J. Measey and K.A. Tolley (2012) Convergent evolution associated with habitat decouples phenotype from phylogeny in a clade of lizards. PlosOne 7(12): e51636. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0051636.
  • Genbrugge, A., D. Adriaens, B. De Kegel, M. Boone, L. Van Hoorebeke, J. Podos, J. Dirckx, P. Aerts and A. Herrel (2012) Built to crack? Structural tissue organization in the beak of a granivorous bird. J. Anat. 221: 383-393.
  • Herrel, A. and C. Bonneaud (2012) Temperature dependence of locomotor performance in the tropical clawed frog, Xenopus tropicalis. J. Exp. Biol. 215: 2465-2470.
  • Herrel, A. and C. Bonneaud (2012) Trade-offs between burst performance and maximal exertion capacity in a wild amphibian, Xenopus tropicalis. J. Exp. Biol. 215: 3106-3111.
  • Herrel, A. and G.J. Measey (2012) Feeding underground: kinematics of feeding in caecilians. J. Exp. Zool. 317A: 533-539.
  • Herrel, A., G.J. Measey, B. Vanhooydonck and K.A. Tolley (2012) Got it clipped? The effect of tail clipping on tail gripping performance in chameleons. J. Herpetol. 46: 91-93.
  • Herrel, A., S. Van Wassenbergh and P. Aerts (2012) Biomechanical Studies of Food and Diet Selection. In: eLS 2012, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester http://www.els.net/ [DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0003213.pub2]
  • Herrel, A., A-C. Fabre, J-P. Hugot, K. Keovichit, D. Adriaens, L. Van Hoorebeke and R. Cornette (2012) Ontogeny of the cranial system in Laonastes aenigmamus. J. Anat. 221: 128-137.
  • Herrel, A., L.N. Gonwouo, E.B. Fokam, W.I. Ngundu and C. Bonneaud (2012) Inter-sexual differences in body shape and locomotor performance in the aquatic frog, Xenopus tropicalis. J. Zool. 287: 311-316.
  • Huyghe, K., B. Vanhooydonck, A. Herrel, Z. Tadic and R. Van Damme (2012) Female lizards ignore the sweet scent of success: male characteristics implicated in female mate preference. Zoology 115: 217-222.
  • James, R.S., J. Tallis, A. Herrel and C. Bonneaud (2012) Warmer is better: Thermal sensitivity of both maximal and sustained power output in the iliotibialis muscle isolated from adult Xenopus tropicalis. J. Exp. Biol. 215: 552-558.
  • Lisicic, D., S. Drakulic, A. Herrel, D. Ðikic, V. Benkovic and Z. Tadic (2012) Effect of competition on habitat utilization in two temperate climate gecko species. Ecological Research 27: 551-560.
  • Losos, J.B., M.L. Woolley, D.L. Mahler, O. Torres-Carvajal, K.E. Crandell, E.W. Schaad, A.E. Narváez, F. Ayala-Varela and A. Herrel (2012) Notes on the Natural History of the Little Known Ecuadorian Horned Anole, Anolis proboscis. Breviora 531: 1-17.
  • Montuelle, S.J., A. Herrel, P-A. Libourel, S. Daillie and V. Bels (2012) Prey capture in lizards: differnces in jaw-neck-forelimb coordination. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 105: 607-622.
  • Montuelle, S., A. Herrel, P.-A. Libourel, S. Daillie and V.L. Bels (2012) Flexibility in Locomotor-Feeding Integration during Prey Capture in Varanid Lizards: Effects of Prey Size and Velocity. J. Exp. Biol. 215: 3823-3835.
  • Schaerlaeken, V., V. Holanova, P. Aerts, P. Velensky, I. Rehak, D.V. Andrade and A. Herrel (2012) Built to bite: feeding kinematics, bite forces and head shape of a specialized durophagous lizard, Dracaena guianensis (Teiidae). J. Exp. Zool. 317A: 371-381.
  • Soons, J., A. Herrel, P. Aerts and J. Dirckx (2012) Determination and validation of the elastic moduli of small and complex biological samples: bone and keratin in bird beaks. J. R. Soc. Interface 9: 1381-1388.
  • Soons, J., A. Herrel, A. Genbrugge, D. Adriaens, P. Aerts and J. Dirckx (2012) Multi layered bird beaks: a finite-element approach towards the role of keratin in stress dissipation. J. R. Soc. Interface 9: 1787-1796.
  • Tulli, M-J., A. Herrel, B. Vanhooydonck and V. Abdala (2012) Is phylogeny driving tendon length in lizards? Acta. Zool. 93: 319-329.
  • Van Liefferinge, C., A. Dillen, C. Ide, A. Herrel, C. Belpaire, A. Mouton, E. de Deckere and P. Meire (2012) The role of a freshwater tidal area with controlled reduced tide as feeding habitat for European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.). J. Appl. Ichthyol. 28: 572-581.
  • Chazeau, C., J. Marchal, R. Hackert, M. Perret and A. Herrel (2013) Proximate determinants of bite force capacity in the mouse lemur, Microcebus murinus. J Zool. 290: 42-48.
  • Cornette, R., M. Baylac, T. Souter and A. Herrel (2013) Does shape co-variation between the skull and the mandible have functional consequences? A 3D approach for a 3D problem. J. Anat. 223: 329-336.
  • Cox, P.G., J. Kirkham and A. Herrel (2013) Masticatory biomechanics of the Laotian Rock Rat, Laonastes aenigmamus, and the function of the zygomaticomandibularis muscle. PeerJ 1:e160; DOI 10.7717/peerj.160
  • Dutel, H., A. Herrel, G. Clement and M. Herbin (2013) A re-evaluation of the anatomy of the jaw-closing system in the extant coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae. Naturwissenschaften 100: 1007-1022.
  • Edwards, S., W.R. Branch, B. Vanhooydonck, A. Herrel, G.J. Measey and K.A. Tolley (2013) Taxonomic adjustments in the systematics of the southern African lacertid lizards (Sauria: Lacertidae). Zootaxa 3669: 101-114.
  • Edwards, S., K.A. Tolley, B. Vanhooydonck, G.J. Measey and A. Herrel (2013) Is dietary niche breadth linked to morphology and performance in Sandveld lizards Nucras (Sauria: Lacertidae)? Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 110: 674-688.
  • Groning, F., M.E.H. Jones, N. Curtis, A. Herrel, P. O'Higgins, S.E. Evans and M.J. Fagan (2013) The importance of accurate muscle modelling for biomechanical analyses: a case study with a lizard skull. J. R. Soc. Interface 10: 20130216.
  • Herrel, A. (2013) The physiology of chameleons. In: The Biology of chameleons (K.A. Tolley and A. Herrel, Eds.). University of California Press, Berkeley. pp. 57-62.
  • Herrel, A., K.A. Tolley, G.J. Measey, J.M. da Silva, D.F. Potgieter, E. Boller, R. Boistel and B. Vanhooydonck (2013) Slow but tenacious: an analysis of running and gripping performance in chameleons. J. Exp. Biol. 216: 1025-1030.
  • Herrel, A., M. Perrenoud, T. Decamps, V. Abdala, A. Manzano and E. Pouydebat (2013) The effect of substrate diameter and incline on locomotion in an arboreal frog. J. Exp. Biol. 216: 3599-3605.
  • Houssaye, A., R. Boistel, R. Lebrun, W. Böhme and A. Herrel (2013) Jack of all trades master of all? Snake vertebrae generalist inner organization. 100: 997-1006.
  • Konow, N., B. Krijestorac, C.P.J. Sanford, R. Boistel and A. Herrel (2013) A novel feeding behaviour in the Siamese fighting fish, Betta splendens. J. Comp. Physiol. A. 199: 641-651.
  • Measey, J.G., A. Raselimanana and A. Herrel (2013) Ecology and life-history of chameleons. In: The Biology of chameleons (K.A. Tolley and A. Herrel, Eds.). University of California Press, Berkeley. pp. 85-114.
  • Segall, M., K.A. Tolley, B. Vanhooydonck, G.J. Measey and A. Herrel (2013) Impacts of temperature on performance in two species of South African dwarf chameleons, Bradypodion pumilum and B. occidentale. J. Exp. Biol. 216: 3828-3836.
  • Sustaita, D., E. Pouydebat, A. Manzano, V. Abdala, F. Hertel and A. Herrel (2013) Getting a grip on tetrapod grasping: form, function, and evolution. Biol. Rev. 88: 380-450.
  • Tolley, K.A. and A. Herrel (2013) The Biology of chameleons. University of California Press, Berkeley. 296 pp.
  • Tolley, K.A. and A. Herrel (2013) Introduction. In: The Biology of chameleons (K.A. Tolley and A. Herrel, Eds.). University of California Press, Berkeley. pp. 1-6.
  • Toussaint, S., E. Reghem, H. Chotard, A. Herrel, C.F. Ross and E. Pouydebat (2013) Food acquisition on arboreal substrates by the grey mouse lemur: implication for primate grasping evolution. J. Zool. 291: 235–242.
  • van der Meijden, A., P.C. Coelho, P. Sousa, and A. Herrel (2013) Choose your weapon; defensive behavior is associated with morphology and performance in scorpions. PLoS ONE 8: e78955. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0078955.
  • Angst D., C. Lécuyer, R. Amiot, E. Buffetaut, F. Fourel, F. Martineau, A. Abbourachid and A. Herrel (2014) Isotopic and anatomical evidence of a herbivorous diet in the Early Tertiary giant bird Gastornis. Implications for the structure of Paleocene terrestrial ecosystems. Naturwissenschaften 101: 313-322.
  • Cernanský, A., R. Boistel, V. Fernandez, P. Tafforeau, N. Le Noir and A. Herrel (2014) The atlas-axis complex in chamaeleonids (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae), with description of a new anatomical structure of the posterior skull region. Anat. Rec. 297: 369-396.
  • da Silva, J., A. Herrel, G.J. Measey and K.A. Tolley (2014) Sexual dimorphism in bite performance drives morphological variation in a recent radiation of dwarf chameleons. PLoS ONE 9: e86846. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0086846
  • Herrel, A. and A. van der Meijden (2014) An analysis of the live reptile and amphibian trade in the U.S.A. compared to the global trade in endangered species. Herp. J. 24: 103-110.
  • Herrel, A., A.M. Castilla, M.K. Al-Sulaiti and J.J. Wessels (2014) Does large body size relax constraints on bite force generation in lizards of the genus Uromastyx. J. Zool. 292: 170-174.
  • Vanhooydonck, B., R.S. James, J. Tallis, P. Aerts, Z. Tadic, K.A. Tolley, G.J. Measey, and A. Herrel (2014) Is the whole more than the sum of its parts? Evolutionary trade-offs between burst and sustained locomotion in lacertid lizards. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B vol. 281 no. 1777 20132677.

    Publications in press

  • Careau, V., P. Biro, C. Bonneaud, E. Fokam and A. Herrel (in press) Individual variation in thermal performance curves: swimming burst speed and jumping endurance in wild-caught tropical clawed frogs. Oecologia.
  • Crandell, K.E., A. Herrel, M. Sasa, J.B. Losos and K. Autumn (in press) Stick or grip? Co-evolution of adhesive toe-pads and claws in Anolis. Zoology.
  • da Silva, J., A. Herrel, G.J. Measey, B. Vanhooydonck and K.A. Tolley (in press) Linking microhabitat structure, morphology and locomotor performance traits in a recent radiation of dwarf chameleons (Bradypodion). Funct. Ecol.
  • Dutel, H., A. Herrel, G. Clement and M. Herbin (in revision) Redescription of the hyoid apparatus and associated musculature in the extant coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae: functional implications for feeding. Anat. Rec.
  • Fabre, A-C., R. Cornette, K. Huyghe, D.V. Andrade and A. Herrel (in press) Linear versus geometric morphometric approaches for the analysis of head shape dimorphism in lizards. J. Morphol.
  • Herrel, A., C.L. Redding, J.J. Meyers and K.C. Nishikawa (in press) The scaling of tongue projection in the veiled chameleon, Chamaeleo calyptratus. Zoology.
  • Houssaye, A., P. Tafforeau and A. Herrel (in press) Amniote vertebral microanatomy - what are the major trends? Biol. J. Linn. Soc.
  • Kever, L., O. Colleye, G. Lepoint, A. Herrel, P. Roman and E. Parmentier (in press) Hearing capacities and vestibular anatomy in two ophidiiform species (Ophidion rochei and Carapus acus). J. Exp. Biol.
  • Sagonas, K., P. Pafilis, P. Lymberakis, C.M. Donihue, A. Herrel and E.D. Valakos (in press) Insularity affects head morphology, bite force and diet in a Mediterranean lizard. Biol. J. Linn. Soc.

    Editor for

  • The Herpetological Journal (Associate)
  • Functional Ecology (Associate)
  • Zookeys (Branch editor: Functional anatomy of reptiles and amphibians)
  • The European Journal of Anatomy (Associate)
  • Editorial board member, Journal of Morphology
  • Editorial board member, Journal of Zoology
  • Editorial board member, Zoology

    Professional affiliations

  • Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB)
  • International Society of Vertebrate Morphology (ISVM)
  • Society for Experimental Biology (SEB)
  • American Society of Ichtyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH)
  • Societas Europea Herpetologica (SEH)
  • American Association of Anatomists (AAA)
  • Royal Belgian Zoological Society (KBVD/SRZB)

    Organisation of symposia

  • Organisation of a symposium at the 2001 annual SICB meeting, with M. Alfaro: Motor control of vertebrate feeding: function and evolution. Chicago 03-07/01/2001.
  • Organisation of a symposium at the 2004 annual meeting of the SEB, with T. Speck and N. Rowe: Ecology and Biomechanics. Edinburgh.
  • Organisation of a symposium at the 7th International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, with A. Gibb: Ontogeny of performance in Vertebrates. Boca Raton, Florida 27/07-01/08/2004.
  • Organisation of a symposium at the 2006 annual meeting of the SEB, with G. Askew: Scaling and Biomechanics. Canterbury.
  • Organisation of a symposium at the 2007 annual SICB meeting, with S. Vincent and S. Lailvaux: Ecological dimorphisms in vertebrates: proximate and ultimate causes. Phoenix, Arizona 03-07/01/2007.
  • Organisation of a symposium at the 8th ICVM, with D. Adriaens: Functional consequences of extreme adaptations of the trophic apparatus in craniates. Paris, France 16-21/07/2007.
  • Organisation of a symposium at the 8th ICVM, with D. Carrier and K. Lappin: Tooth and Claw: The Evolutionary and Functional Morphology of Aggression. Paris, France 16-21/07/2007.
  • Organisation of a symposium at the 7th ICCPB, with T. Kohlsdorf: Biomechanical adaptations and ecological diversity in vertebrates. Salavador, Brazil 12-16/08/2007.
  • Organisation of the 2009 Anolis symposium at Harvard University, with J. Losos and L. Mahler. MCZ, Cambridge, USA 2-4/10/2009.
  • Organisation of a symposium at the 9th ICVM, with V. Abdala: Grasping in tetrapods: origins, variation and evolution. Punta Del Este, Uruguay 26-31/07/2010.
  • Organisation of the 5th international meeting on Cranio-Cervical Systems, with V. Bels. Paris, July 5-8, 2011.
  • Organisation of a symposium at the XXIV Congress of the international Primatology Society: Origins and evolution of grasping in primates: what can we learn from other tetrapods?, with E. Pouydebat. Cancun, Mexico, 12-17 August 2012.
  • Organisation of a symposium at the 2013 International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology: Sticks, stones, and slopes: The link between substrate characteristics, morphology, and biomechanics, with T. Higham. Barcelona, Spain, 8-12 July 2013.
  • Co-organiser of a symposium entitled 'Epigenetics in ecology and evolution'. Gif Sur Yvette, France, 3-4 December 2013.
  • Co-organiser of a symposium at the 12th International Congress of Zooarcheology: Zooarcheology and evolutionary biology: goals, challenges and prospects in conciliating two different disciplinary fields. With A. Tresset, T. Cucchi and S. Renaud. San Rafael, Argentina. 22-27 September 2014.

    Invited presentations

  • Invited seminar at the Rijksuniversiteit Leiden: Herbivorie bij hagedissen, een funktioneel morfologische studie. April 1998.
  • Invited presentation at the 1998 Annual Meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology: Lizard jaw and hyolingual motor patterns, how stereotyped are they ? York, UK 23-26/03/1998.
  • Departmental seminar at Northern Arizona University. Evolution of the motor control of feeding in lizards. June 1999.
  • Invited presentation for the University of Massachussetts herpetology and ichthylogy group. Bite performance in lizards: ecological correlates. October 1999.
  • Invited presentation at the 5th annual symposium of the 'Vereniging voor Kinesiologie': Motor controle van de voedselopname bij hagedissen. Antwerpen, 6/12/2000.
  • Departmental seminar at Tulane University. The evolution of herbivory in lizards: jaws, plants and micro-organisms. October 19, 2001.
  • Invited presentation at the J. Exp. Biol. Satelite meeting on specialised muscle (34th International Congress of Physiological Sciences). Producing tension with extreme elongation. 01-03/09/2001. Wollongong Australia.
  • Departmental seminar at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida. Insights into adaptive trophic radiations in vertebrates: a functional approach. February 25, 2002.
  • Departmental seminar at Southern Louisiana University, Hammond Louisiana. Tongue power: the evolution of extreme specialisation in chameleons. March 15, 2002.
  • Departmental seminar at the University of California, Irvine, California. Bats, bugs and bite forces: ecomorphological insights into the adaptive radiation of feeding systems in bat communities. May 5, 2002.
  • Departmental seminar at SUNY, Stony Brook. Tongue power. September, 2002.
  • Departmental seminar at University of Louisiana, Lafayette. Oral flex. September 19, 2002.
  • Departmental seminar at the University of Wuerzburg, Germany. Tongue power: adhesive mechanisms and mechanics of prey prehension of lizard tongues. November 18, 2004.
  • Departmental seminar at the University of Tuebingen, Germany. Are complex integrated systems constrained in evolution ? A case study on the cranial system in Anolis lizards. October 19, 2005.
  • Departmental seminar at the University of Chicago, USA. Constraints on cranial design, and evolution of bite force capacity in bats. November 3, 2005.
  • Departmental seminar at the University of Tuebingen, Germany. Do functional trade-offs drive evolutionary diversification in Darwin's finches? May 17, 2006.
  • Departmental seminar at the Universite Catholique de Louvain, Belgium. Do functional trade-offs drive evolutionary diversification in Darwin's finches? October 20, 2006.
  • Departmental seminar at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Evolution of colour polymorphism in the Dalmatian wall lizard, Podarcis melisellensis. December 14, 2006
  • Departmental seminar at the Charles University Prague, Czech Republic. The evolution of cranial design in lepidosaurians. December 19, 2006.
  • Invited presentation at the 2007 annual SICB meeting. Phoenix, Arizona. The evolution of cranial design and performance in lepidosaurians: consequences of skull bone reduction on feeding behavior. 03-07/01/2007.
  • Departmental seminar at the University of Leuven, Belgium. Do functional trade-offs constrain or enhance rapid adaptive radiations? March 9, 2007.
  • Departmental seminar at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Do functional trade-offs drive evolutionary diversification in Darwin's finches? March 28, 2007.
  • Invited presentation at the 2007 annual SEB meeting. Glasgow, U.K. Morphological and biomechanical correlates of differences in arboreal locomotor performance and substrate use in Anolis lizards. 02/04/2007.
  • Departmental seminar at the University of Chicago, USA. 11/05/2007.
  • Functional morphology seminar, Brown University, USA. 22/05/2007.
  • Invited presentation at the 2007 DZG annual meeting, Koln, Germany. 21-24/09/2007.
  • Invited presentation at the VIII Congreso Argentino de Herpetología. Cordoba, Argentina. 13-16/11/2007.
  • Invited seminar Max Planck Institute for Ornithology. 6/12/2007.
  • Invited presentation at the 2008 annual SICB meeting. San Antonio, Texas. Electromyography and the evolution of motor control: insights and limitations. 02-06/01/2008.
  • Departmental seminar, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. 05/02/2008.
  • Concord Field Station Seminar, Harvard University. 26/02/2008.
  • Ohio University Departmental seminar. 23/04/2008.
  • Invited presentation at the 6th World Congress of Herpetology. In symposium: Ecophysiology of reptiles. Manaus, Brazil. 17-22/08/2008.
  • Invited presentation at the 9th Conference of the Herpetological Association of Africa. Sterkfontein, Free State, South Africa. 26-30/11/2008.
  • Functional Morphology seminar at SUNY Stony Brook. 9/12/2008.
  • Ecology and Evolution seminar at Toulouse University. 27/01/2009.
  • Invited presentation at 'Evolution the experience' (Darwin bicentennial celebration). Melbourne, Australia. 8-13/02/2009.
  • Ecology and Evolution seminar at Victoria University, Wellington (New Zealand): Island conservatism and mainland liberalism: why are mainland anoles different? 06/03/2009.
  • Ecology and Evolution seminar at the Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris: Rapid evolutionary divergence in morphology and performance after the colonization of new environments in lizards. 24/04/2009.
  • Departmental seminar at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Rapid evolutionary divergence after the colonization of new environments. 04/06/2009.
  • Invited presentation at the 17th International Congress of the federation of the Associations of Anatomists. In Symposium: Evolutionary morphology of the head and neck regions in vertebrates – structures, transformations and functions. Cape Town, South-Africa, 16-19/08/2009.
  • Invited presentation at International Ethological Conference. In Symposium: Integrative approach of locomotion: from neuroethology to behavioural ecology. Rennes, 19-23/08/2009.
  • Invited seminar at the University of Munchen. 26/10/2009.
  • Departmental seminar at Ohio University. 10/11/2009.
  • Invited presentation at the Société géologique de France: symposium on Fossiles, évolution, sélection naturelle: aspects historiques et résonances actuelles du darwinisme. 24/11/2009.
  • Departmental seminar at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Leaping through evolution: the origin and evolution of the frog bauplan and its evolutionary significance. 11/03/2010.
  • Invited presentation at the Simulation of Adaptive Behavior workshop, Paris. 24/08/2010.
  • Plenary lecture at the 17th Benelux Congress of Zoology, Ghent, Belgium. The age of aquarius and the revival of morphology as a key discipline in evolutionary biology. 23/10/2010.
  • Invited symposium presentation (The Biomechanics and Behavior of Gliding Flight) at the 2011 annual SICB meeting. The evolution of the vestibular system and controlled aerial descent in non-specialized arboreal lizards. Salt Lake City, Utah. 03-07/01/2011.
  • Invited presentation at the FdV Students Workshop: From molecules to Ecosystems. Center for Interdisciplinary Reserach, Faculte de Medecine Cochin Port Royal. Functional approaches and the adaptive nature of radiations. Paris, France. 18/02/2011.
  • Invited presentation at the Paris Interdisciplinary PhD Symposium (PIPS), Paris. twin talk with Dr. Otger Campas: On the origin and evolution of the beak shape in Darwin’s finches. Paris, France. 13/06/2011.
  • Invited symposium presentation (Aspects of biology, ecology and evolution of Laonastes aenigmamus (Rodentia, Diatomyidae) at the 6th European Congress of Mammalogy, Paris. The masticatory system in Laonastes aenigmamus: function and development. Paris, France. 23/07/2011.
  • Invited seminar at the Pontifica Universidad Catolica de Quito. The beak of the finch: develeopment, function and evolution. Quito, Ecuador. 11/08/2011.
  • Invited seminar at the University of Liverpool. The beak of the finch: shape, development and evolution. Liverpool, UK. 14/12/2011.
  • Invited seminar at the Royal Vetirinary College, London. The beak of the finch: shape, development and evolution. London, UK. 16/12/2011.
  • Invited seminar at the Universite Paris-Sud, Orsay. The beak of the finch: shape, development and evolution. Paris, France. 10/01/2012.
  • Invited presentation at the 7eme symposium de morphometrie et evolution des formes. Lyon, France. 25/05/2012.
  • Invited presentation at 'Living machines' - the international conference on biomemetic and biohybrid systems. In workshop: Of Tongues, Trunks and Tentacles, Muscular Hydrostats and Soft Robotics. Barcelona, Spain. 2-12/07/2012.
  • Invited presentation at the 24th Congress of the International Primatology Society. Frog forelimb function and the origin of precision grasping in primates. Cancun, Mexico. 12-17/08/2012.
  • Invited presentation at the 7th World Congress of Herpetology. In symposium on 'Advances in caecilian Biology'. Does substrate usage constrain locomotor and feeding function in caecilians? Vancouver, Canada. 8-14/08/2012.
  • Invited presentation at the 7th World Congress of Herpetology. In symposium on 'Amphibian Adaptations and Environment: Interplay Between Physiology and Behavior'. Vancouver, Canada. 8-14/08/2012.
  • Seminario Especial de Ciencias Biologicas at the Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia. 21/02/2013.
  • Plenary lecture at the VI Congresso Brasileiro de Herpetologia. Salvador de Bahia, 22-26/07/2013.
  • Invited presentation at the symposium Evolution: Present and Future. Paris, 28-29/11/2013.
  • Seminar at the Museum für Naturkunde, Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions- und Biodiversitätsforschung an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Berlin, 9/12/2013.
  • Séminaire UMRs 7205/7138, MNHN. Paris, 28/01/2014.
  • EvoMorph Seminar. Ghent University, Belgium. Ghent, 07/02/2014.
  • Seminaire du laboratoire PMMH at the ESPCI, Paris, 14/03/2014.
  • Departmental Seminar at Harvard University. Cambridge, 9/04/2014.

    Reviewer for (60 journals)

    Acta Chiropterologica, Acta Herpetologica, Acta Zoologica, African Journal of Herpetology, American Journal of Physical Anthropology, American Naturalist, American Midland Naturalist, Amphibia-Reptilia, Anatomical Record, Animal Behavior, Animal Biology (formerly Netherlands Journal of Zoology), Aquaculture International, Australian Journal of Zoology, Behaviour, Belgian Journal of Zoology, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Biology Letters, Biotropica, BMC, Evolutionary Biology, Brain Research, Canadian Journal of Zoology, Chemoecology, Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Contributions to Zoology, Copeia, Current Biology, Emu: Austral Ornithology, Evolution, Evolutionary Ecology, Functional Ecology, Herpetologica, Herpetological Journal, Journal of Animal Ecology, Journal of Arid Environments, Journal of Comparative Physiology A, Journal of Comparative Physiology B, Journal of Experimental Biology, Journal of Herpetology, Journal of Mammalogy, Journal of Marine Biology, Journal of Morphology, Journal of Orthoptera Research, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Journal of Zoology, Marine Biology, Mertensiella, Nature, Nature Communications, Nature Science Reports, Naturwissenschaften, Oecologia, Pakistan Journal of Zoology, Paleobiology, Physiological and Biochemical Zoology, PLOSOne, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Proceedings of the Royal Society, London B, Zoologischer Anzeiger, Zoology, Zoological Science.

    Grant reviewer

  • Agence National de Recherche, France (ANR)
  • Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)
  • Estonian Research Council, Estonia
  • Natural Environment Research Council, U.K. (NERC)
  • National Geographic Society (NGS)
  • National Science Foundation, USA (NSF)
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, the Netherlands (NWO)
  • Réseau de recherche sur le développement soutenable (R2DS) - région Ile-de-France
  • Romanian Research Foundation, Romania
  • the Royal Society, U.K. (University Research Fellowship scheme)

    Teaching

  • Labs 'Form and Function' section Embryology, University of Antwerp
  • Labs 'Form and Function' section Cranial morphology, University of Antwerp
  • Labs Topics in Phylogenetic systematics', University of Antwerp
  • Seminar 'Form and Function' Feeding in lower tetrapods, University of Antwerp
  • Guest lecturer 'Form and Function' sections on limbless locomotion, cranial morphology, and the axial system, University of Antwerp
  • Guest lecturer at the Centro de Biodiversidad y Genetica. Universidad Mayor de San Simon, Cochabamba Bolivia. Short course in ecomorphology
  • Guest lecturer at the Instituto Miguel Lillo UNT, Tucuman, Argentina. Functional and ecological morphology and the study of adaptation
  • Guest lecturer Herpetology, Harvard University, USA. Limbless locomotion & Feeding biomechanics. 2008, 2014.
  • Guest lecturer at the UNESP, Rio Claro, Brazil. Short course in ecophysiology.
  • Guest lecturer master ‘Rééducation et ingénierie médicale’ (RIM), UPMC, structures en mouvement: évolution et adaptation des vertébrés (responsable V. Bels). 2010.
  • Guest lecturer master 2, MNHN (SEP30): Morphologie fonctionnelle : mouvements. 2010.
  • Guest lecturer master 1, MNHN (SEP14): Anatomie Comparée (Ostéologie des Vertébrés). 2011, 2014.
  • Guest lecturer Ecole Doctorale, MNHN: Rediger un article en sciences de la vie. 2013, 2014.
  • Guest lecturer master 1, MNHN (SEP- NU937): Bases de morphologie fonctionnelle; Le tissu squelettique et TP: Comparaison de l'appareil masticateur des herbivores et des carnivores. (2013, 2014).

    Students supervised

    Postdoctoral researchers (2)

  • Kelly Boyle. 2014-2016
  • Alexandra Houssaye. 2013-2014

    Graduate students (8)

  • To be determined (Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France. Co-advisor with Dr. E. Bapteste). Etude de l’impact d’un changement rapide de régime alimentaire sur le microbiome intestinal de lézards par des méthodes de réseaux de similarité - 2014-2017.
  • Leo Botton (Co-advisor with Dr. A. Houssaye and R. Cornette). Form and function relationships in the process of secondary adaptation to an aquatic life - the contribution of semi-aquatic mammals - 2014-2017.
  • Julien Courant (Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France. Co-advisor with J. Secondi). Invasive biology of Xenopus laevis in Europe: ecological effects and physiological adaptation - 2014-2017.
  • Elizabeth Kerr (Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France. Co-advisor with Dr. A. Tresset). Biological invasions of Holocene small mammals in Europe: historical and adaptive context - 2013-2016
  • Raphael Cornette (Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France. Co-advisor with Dr. M. Baylac and Dr. J-P. Hugot). Forme et fonction: modularité, disparité et performance de l'appareil manducateur de Crocidura russula (Soricomorpha, Soricidae) - defended 23/03/2012
  • Vicky Schaerlaeken (University of Antwerp, Belgium. Co-advisor with Dr. P. Aerts). Evolution of feeding behaviour in lizards: implications of morphology and diet - defended 20/05/2011
  • Sam Van Wassenbergh (University of Antwerp, Belgium. Co-advisor with Dr. P. Aerts). Prey capture in clariid catfishes - defended 19/05/2006
  • Shawn Vincent (Tulane University, U.S.A. Co-advisor with Dr. D.J. Irschick). The evolution of aquatic feeding in snakes - defended 2005

    PhD and HDR jurys (13)

  • Member of the PhD committee of Nikolaos Karantanis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
  • Member of the PhD jury of Hester Baverstock (University of York, U.K.) - defended 22/04/2014
  • Member of the PhD jury of Loic Kever (Unversite de Liege, Belgique) - defended 25/03/2014
  • Member of the PhD jury of Mahdi Rajabizadeh (Ghent University, Begium) - defended 17/12/2013
  • Member of the PhD jury of Hugo Dutel (MNHN, Paris, France) - defended 08/11/2013
  • Member of the PhD jury of Thomas Wardziak (U. Lyon 1, France) - defended 2013
  • Member of the HDR jury of Julien Claude (U. Montpellier, France) - defended 2013
  • Member of the PhD jury of Annelies Genbrugge (University of Antwerp, Belgium) - defended 18/05/2011
  • Member of the PhD jury of Heleen Lysen (Ghent University, Belgium) - defended 11/03/2011
  • Member of the PhD jury of Gert Roos (University of Antwerp, Belgium) - defended 20/12/2010
  • Member of the PhD jury of Katleen Huyghe (University of Antwerp, Belgium) - defended 2009
  • Member of the PhD jury of Simon Lailvaux (Tulane University, U.S.A.) - defended 2005
  • Member of the PhD jury of Keith Metzger (SUNY Stony Brook, U.S.A.) - defended 2005

    Master & Licence (32)

    2014

  • Alexis Dollion (MNHN - Master 2 EBE), Est-ce-que le régime alimentaire est associé à l'évolution de la forme du crâne et la force de morsure chez les caméléons?
  • Elisa Gillet (Université de Liege, Belgique - Master 2), L'évolution de la musculature appendiculaire chez les Anolis: comparaison entre deux radiations adaptatives.
  • Lauriane Jacquelin (Université Rennes I, Master 2), Évolution des systèmes d'émission et de réception ultrasonore chez les mammifères terrestres.
  • Marion Segall (Université Paris Diderot - Master 2 AIV, stage de 3 mois), Convergent evolution of head shape in aquatic snakes.
  • Maxime Taverne (Université Pierre et Marie Curie - L2), Diet, bite force and head shape in two recently diverged populations of Podarcis sicula.
  • Severine Toussaint (Université Paris Diderot - Master 2 AIV, stage de 3 mois), Functional anatomy of the forelimb musculature in young and aged mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus).
  • Menelia Vasilopolou-Kampitsi (Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Master 1), Analys du saut chez le xénope tropical (Silurana tropicalis): dimorphisme sexuel et relations avec la nage.
  • Bruno Villaroel (Master 1 EBE), Plasticité phénotypique et performances de vol chez une espèce invasive, Drosophila suzukii
  • Antoine Wittorski (Université de Liege, Belgique - Master 2), L'évolution du systeme cranien chez les Anolis: comparaison entre deux radiations adaptatives.
  • Timothee Zidat (Université Paris-Sud - Master 1 EBE), Analyse du vol plané chez deux espèces d'Anolis.

    2013

  • Mathieu Videlier* (Université Paris Diderot - Master 2, Magister Europeen de Genetique), Responses physiologiques et transcriptionelles au selection sur la mobilite: la variation intra-populationnelle.
  • Marion Segall* (Université Paris 13 - Master 2 Ethologie), Quantification des optimums thermiques des cameleons face au changement climatique.
  • Alexis Dollion* (MNHN - Master 1 EBE), Analyse morphometrique des fragments fossiles de cameleons du Miocene tardif d'Afrique du Sud.
  • Justine Gres-Mansfield (Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Master 1 BPO), Variation metabolique et effets de temperature sur le metabolisme d'une grenouille aquatique, Xenopus tropicalis.
  • Hugo Harbers (Institut Universitaire Technologique de Cergy-Pontoise - DUT Genie de l'environnement), Le role des mains dans la manipulation de la nourriture chez des grenouilles aquatiques.

    2012

  • Mats Perrenoud* (Université de Bourgogne - Master 2 BOP), Influence du diamètre et de l’inclinaison des substrats sur les stratégies de locomotion d’une grenouille arboricole: Phyllomedusa azurea.
  • Marion Segall (Université Paris 13 - Master 1 Ethologie), Influence de l’environnement sur les performances locomotrices chez les anoures.

    before 2012

  • Jole Barbé (University of Antwerp), The role of prey type for the feeding behavior in European natricine snakes (genus Natrix)
  • Joke Bilcke* (University of Antwerp), Ecomorphological analysis of feeding in snakes of the genus Natrix - with R. Van Damme and P. Aerts, U. Antwerp
  • Hon Fai Choi* (Ghent University), A comparative biomechanical study of swimming and burrowing in two anguilliform teleost fish: Pisodonophis boro and Heteroconger hassi (Anguilliformes) - with Dr. D. Adriaens, U. Ghent
  • Ann De Smet* (University of Antwerp), Ecomorphological analysis of the cranial system in bats: a morphologicalm-biomechanical analysis - with Dr. P. Aerts, U. Antwerp
  • Sara Laceur (Ghent University), Broad and narrow snouted eels (Anguilla anguilla): a morphological and biometrical analysis of two morphs - with Dr. D. Adriaens, U. Ghent
  • Tim Lieben* (University of Antwerp), A functional morphological study of feeding in catfish: teh evolution of algae scraping - with Dr. P. Aerts, U. Antwerp
  • Tijl Ooms (University of Antwerp), Thermal dependence of performance capacity in nocturnal lizards - with Dr. R. Van Damme, U. Antwerp
  • Marjolein Peys (Ghent University), Detailed morphological analysis of the feeding system in Hippocampus kuda - with Dr. D. Adriaens, U. Ghent & Dr. P. Jouk, RZSA
  • Gert Roos* (University of Antwerp), Functional morphological analysis of feeding in sea horses - with Dr. D. Adriaens, U. Ghent
  • Vicky Schaerlaeken* (University of Antwerp), Kinematics of feeding in bearded dragons: modulation in response to changing prey properties - with Dr. P. Aerts, U. Antwerp
  • Klaas Vanmoortel (University of Ghent), Microscopic-anatomical study of the tongue projection system in chameleons - with Dr. D. Adriaens, U. Ghent
  • Sam Van Wassenbergh* (University of Antwerp), Functional morphological analysis of the feeding system in catfish - with Dr. P. Aerts, U. Antwerp
  • Dave Verwaijen* (University of Antwerp), Ecomorphological study of the diet in two species of European lacertid lizards - with R. Van Damme, U. Antwerp
  • Marisa Wijckmans* (University of Antwerp), Diet and cranial morphometrics in African catfish with hypertrophied jaw muscles - with Dr. D. Adriaens, U. Ghent
  • Sarah Wouters* (University of Antwerp), Scaling of cranial morphology and feeding kinematics in the African catfish (Clarias gariepinus) - with Dr. P. Aerts, U. Antwerp

    * Projects resulting in one or more publications in ISI journals.