Pterygoplichthys up close

Collaborators with the German Lab

Michael H. Horn
California State University, Fullerton
Dr. Horn studies the feeding ecology
of fishes and birds.  With his collaboration
we plan to investigate the evolution of
dietary specialization in prickleback fishes
(Stichaeidae) and fruit-eating characins from the Amazonian basin.
Dr. Horn's website 
Kendall D. Clements
University of Auckland, New Zealand
Dr. Clements studies the feeding ecology and nutritional physiology of fishes.  He is the world's expert on fish endosymbiotic microogranisms.
Dr. Clement's website 
Steven D. Allison
University of California, Irvine
Dr. Allison studies the microbial mechanisms that regulate carbon and nutrient cycling in ecosystems.  He works in both terrestrial and aquatic systems and emphasizes the role of microbial digestive enzymes in decomposition.
Dr. Allison's website
Nathan K. Lujan
Texas A&M University
Dr. Lujan studies the phylogenetics, feeding ecology, and functional morphology of fishes.  His work as been primarily focused on loricariid catfishes from the Amazonian basin.
Dr. Lujan's website
Ian R. Tibbetts
University of Queensland, Australia
Dr. Tibbetts studies the feeding ecology and functional morphology of marine fishes in Australia.  Together with Ryan Day (his graduate student), we have been investigating the digestive physiology of halfbeaks and needlefishes, both of which lack true gastric stomachs.
Dr. Tibbett's website
Yannis Papastamatiou
University of Saint Andrews, Scotland
Dr. Papastamatiou studies the feeding ecology and movement patterns of elasmobranchs.  We are just beginning a collaboration to examine the digestive physiology of sea-grass eating juvenile bonnethead sharks.
Dr. Papastamatiou's website
Anthony Herrel
Museum National D'Histoire Naturelle, Paris
Dr. Herrel studies the evolution of complex integrated systems, which includes locomotion and feeding in vertebrate animals.  We are collaborating with Dr. Herrel in our examinations of the nutritional physiology of the Italian Wall Lizard (Podarcis sicula).
Dr. Herrel's website
Anthony Herrel
Zoran Tadic
University of Zagreb, Croatia
Dr. Tadic studies many aspects of feeding and behavior in reptiles, and particularly in snakes.  We are collaborating with Dr. Tadic in our examinations of the nutritional physiology of the Italian Wall Lizard (Podarcis sicula).
Dr. Tadic's website