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Stephane J Montuelle

Predator-prey interactions are key in the evolution of Vertebrates. To investigate these interactions, my research focuses on feeding behavior and especially how feeding behavior is modulated and flexible in response to the properties of the food. Methodologically, feeding behavior is recorded at high-speed frame rate (200 to 500 frames per seconds) using multiple synchronized cameras. Because the movements of feeding structures may not always be visible form an external perspective, the high-speed cameras can be mounted on cinefluoroscops, allowing the recording of X-ray movies. Movies from the different perspectives are digitized to reconstruct movements in 3 dimensions (see X-ray Reconstruction of Moving Morphology XROMM, http://www.xromm.org/), and kinematic variables are extracted to compare feeding movement patterns.

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Stephane J Montuelle Ph. D.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Max Planck Weizmann Center for Integrative Archaeology and Anthropology
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Postal address: Deutscher Platz 6, 04103 Leipzig, Germany


Phone: +49 (0)341 3550 870
Fax: +49 (0)341 3550 119
Email: stephane_montuelle@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de