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Sheila Patek
Curator/Assistant Professor, Integrative Biology

Sheila Patek

Email: patek@berkeley.edu

Phone: (510) 643-2549

Web page: http://ist-socrates.berkeley.edu/~patek/

Read Sheila's research profile: The breakneck world of ants that bite fast and jump high

Publications:

Spagna, J.C., A. I. Vakis, C. A. Schmidt, S. N. Patek, X. Zhang, N. D. Tsutsui, and A. V. Suarez. 2008. Phylogeny, scaling, and the generation of extreme forces in trap-jaw ants. Journal of Experimental Biology 211: 2358-2368.   Read it


Patek, S.N. and J.E. Baio. 2007. The acoustic mechanics of stick-slip friction in the California spiny lobster (Panulirus interruptus). Journal of Experimental Biology 210: 3538-3546  Read it


Patek, S.N., B. N. Nowroozi, J. E. Baio, R. L. Caldwell, and A. P. Summers. 2007. Linkage mechanics and power amplification of the mantis shrimp's raptorial strike. Journal of Experimental Biology 210: 3677-3688  Read it


Patek, S.N. and R.L. Caldwell. 2006. The stomatopod rumble: sound production in Hemisquilla californiensis. Mar. Freshwater Beh. Physiol. 39:99-111.


Patek, S.N., J.E. Baio, B.L. Fisher, and A.V. Suarez. 2006. Multifunctionality and mechanical origins: ballistic jaw propulsion in trap-jaw ants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104(34):12787-12792.


Patek, S.N., R.M. Feldmann, M. Porter, and D. Tshudy. 2006. Phylogeny and evolution of lobsters. In B.F. Phillips (ed.), Lobsters: Biology, Management, Aquaculture and Fisheries. Blackwell Publishing.


Patek, S.N. and R. L. Caldwell. 2005. Extreme impact and cavitation forces of a biological hammer: strike forces of the peacock mantis shrimp (Odontodactylus scyllarus). J. Exp. Biol. 208:3655-3664.