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Andrew Clark

College of Charleston

Address: Department of Biology, 645 Meeting St., Ste. 14, Charleston, SC 29403
Phone: 843.789.5935
E-mail: clarkaj@cofc.edu
Personal Website: http://clarkaj.people.cofc.edu



Education

Ph.D., 2009, University of California, Irvine


Research Interests

  • Comparative biomechanics of animal feeding behaviors
  • Mechanical properties of biological and synthetic materials
  • Animal movement and locomotion

Current and planned research projects

  • Material properties of the integument from elongate fishes
  • Morphology, tensile mechanics, and puncture resistance in cockroach cuticle
  • Functional morphology of jawless biting and knotting behaviors in hagfish

Publications

  • Clark, Andrew J. and Jeffrey D. Triblehorn. Accepted. Mechanical properties of the cuticles in three cockroach species that differ in their wind-evoked escape behavior. PeerJ.
  • Clark, Andrew J. and Timothy E. Higham. 2011. Slipping, sliding, and stability: locomotor strategies for overcoming low-friction surfaces. Journal of Experimental Biology. 214: 1369- 1378.
  • Clark, Andrew J. and Timothy E. Higham. 2011. Slipping, sliding, and stability: locomotor strategies for overcoming low-friction surfaces. Journal of Experimental Biology. 214: 1369- 1378.
  • Fuller, Patrick O., Higham, Timothy E., and Andrew J. Clark. 2011. Posture, speed, and habitat structure: Three-dimensional hindlimb kinematics of two species of padless geckos. Zoology. 114: 104-112.
  • Clark, Andrew J., Maravilla, Erick J., and Adam Summers. 2010. A soft origin for a forceful bite: motor patterns of the feeding musculature in Atlantic hagfish, Myxine glutinosaZoology. 113: 259-268 (COVER)
  • Clark, Andrew J. and Adam P. Summers. 2009. News and Views: Serpentine Steps. Nature. 459: 919-920.
  • Britt, Eric J., Clark, Andrew J., and Albert F. Bennett. 2009. Dental morphologies in garter snakes (Thamnophis) and their connection to dietary preferences. Journal of Herpetology. 43(2): 252-259.
  • Clark, Andrew J. and Adam P. Summers. 2007. Morphology and kinematics of feeding in hagfish: possible functional advantages of jaws. Journal of Experimental Biology. 210: 3897-3909.