Research

Publications

All the research publications associated with Patek Lab research, click to see full records and abstracts. 

Mechanics of Movement

All animals face a single overriding constraint on their ability to produce fast movements - muscles contract slowly and over small distances. Repeatedly over evolutionary history, animals have overcome this limitation through the use of mechanical systems that decrease the duration of movement and thereby increase speed and acceleration.

Sound in the Sea

What does the ocean sound like?  Some imagine a serene, quiet place.  In fact, it is quite the opposite: the ocean is a wild cacophony of pops, crackles, whistles and buzzes.  The ocean is alive with sound.