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Off to sea, French Polynesia
Off to work, Lizard Island, Australia
Coconut Beach - Lizard Island, Australia
Dr. Claverie Gives Outreach Lecture
Deploying a passive acoustics device for mantis shrimp sound study
Returning to the boat after a day of work
Scientific diving on the forereef in French Polynesia
Field work in French Polynesia
Spiny lobster molt skin
Searching for mantis shrimp in North Carolina

The primary goal of research in the Patek laboratory is to examine the dynamic interplay between evolutionary processes and physics. We address this issue in two broad systems - evolutionary physiology of communication in the sea and the evolutionary dynamics of fast animal movements - with most projects focusing on arthropods. Our tools range from high speed videography and acoustics to phylogenetics and physiology. Click Here To Read More

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  • The application window for this position is now closed. AEOP High School Apprenticeship Program Opportunity – at Duke University in the Patek Lab (Biomechanics) Project Title: Impulsive biological performance in the natural environment Location: Patek Lab (pateklab.biology.duke.edu), Durham,... Read More
  • AEOP Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program – at Duke University in the Patek Lab (Biomechanics) Project Title: Impulsive biological performance in the natural environment Location: Patek Lab, Durham, North Carolina Stipend: $15/hour for 8-10 weeks/up to 300 hours, June - August... Read More
  • Graduating? Need a job before continuing to grad school in comparative biomechanics research? The Patek Lab in the Biology department at Duke University has an open position for a full-time lab manager/research associate position, starting early summer 2019. This position is approximately 50... Read More
  • The Patek Lab has published a Morphobank database of over 4000 photographs of mantis shrimp appendages and telsons from 89 taxa and 411 specimens.  The database is entitled "Comparative morphology of telsons and raptorial appendages in mantis shrimp".   This makes a large part of our... Read More