Emily M. Standen


Emily M. Standen
Associate Professor

Room: DRO 205
Office: 613-562-5800 ext. 6044
Work E-mail: estanden@uOttawa.ca

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My lab is interested in evolutionary and comparative biomechanics.

We use biomechanics and comparative physiology/anatomy to understand how animal behaviour and evolutionary processes are constrained by functional morphology. We also use experimental techniques to see how functional morphology changes when subjected to different environmental conditions with a goal to understanding how phenotypic plasticity influences evolutionary processes.

Selected publications:
  • Standen, E. M., Du, T. Y. and Larsson, H. C. E. (2014). Developmental plasticity and the origin of tetrapods. Natureadvance online publication.
  • Standen, E. M. (2010). Muscle activity and hydrodynamic function of pelvic fins in trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). J. Exp. Biol. 213, 831-841.
  • Standen, E. M. (2008). Pelvic fin locomotor function in fishes: three-dimensional kinematics in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss). J. Exp. Biol. 211, 2931-2942.
  • Standen, E. M. and Lauder, G. V. (2007). Hydrodynamic function of dorsal and anal fins in brook trout (Salvelinus fontinalis). J. Exp. Biol.210, 340-356.


Fields of Interest

  • Comparative and evolutionary biomechanics
  • Muscle physiology
  • Hydrodynamics
  • Fish
  • Phenotypic plasticity
  • Vertebrate evolution
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