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Off to work, Lizard Island, Australia
Deploying a passive acoustics device for mantis shrimp sound study
Spiny lobster molt skin
Dr. Claverie Gives Outreach Lecture
Coconut Beach - Lizard Island, Australia
Scientific diving on the sand flats in French Polynesia
Team Diver at Moorea Gump Research Station
Field work in French Polynesia
Searching for mantis shrimp in North Carolina
Rachel Crane works at Argonne National Lab's Advanced Photon Sourc

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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  • 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, North Carolina Stipend: $10/hour for 8-10 weeks/up to 300... 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 (pateklab.biology.duke.edu), Durham, North Carolina Stipend: $15/hour for 8-10 weeks/up to 300... Read More
  • Graduating? Need a job before continuing to grad school in biology/engineering 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% aquarium... 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