Functional Morphology and Biomechanics of the 'Armature' of Stag Beetles - Jana Goyens (BIMEF/FUNMORPH)
- Stag beetles' unwieldy jaws are surprisingly slick in flight (New Scientist): research by Jana Goyens shows that the fearsome mandibles aren't an aerodynamic burden to stag beetles, allowing them to take on a variety of shapes and sizes.
Stag beetle battles - How ungainly jaws bite so hard (BBC News): Jana Goyens has staged stag beetle battles to solve the mystery of how the male beetles bite so hard.
Pieter Muyshondt nominated for best thesis award
For his thesis on avian cochlear mechanics of birds, Pieter Muyshondt was nominated for the 'Best thesis in Exact Sciences' Award.
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