Sheila N Patek

Professor of Biology

Office: 
014 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Campus Box: 
Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338
Phone: 
(919) 613-8306

Education

  • Ph.D., Duke University 2001

Cox, S. M., D. Schmidt, Y. Modarres-Sadeghi, and S. N. Patek. “A physical model of the extreme mantis shrimp strike: kinematics and cavitation of Ninjabot..” Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 9, no. 1 (March 2014). https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-3182/9/1/016014. Full Text

Patek, S. N., and M. Mendoza Blanco. “The evolution of muscle in a power-amplified prey capture system.” Evolution 68, no. 5 (2014): 1399–1414.

Claverie, Thomas, and S. N. Patek. “Modularity and rates of evolutionary change in a power-amplified prey capture system..” Evolution; International Journal of Organic Evolution 67, no. 11 (November 2013): 3191–3207. https://doi.org/10.1111/evo.12185. Full Text

Irschick, Duncan J., R Craig Albertson, Patricia Brennan, Jeffrey Podos, Norman A. Johnson, Sheila Patek, and Elizabeth Dumont. “Evo-devo beyond morphology: from genes to resource use..” Trends in Ecology & Evolution 28, no. 5 (May 2013): 267–73. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tree.2012.12.004. Full Text

Patek, S. N., M. V. Rosario, and J. R. A. Taylor. “Comparative spring mechanics in mantis shrimp..” The Journal of Experimental Biology 216, no. Pt 7 (April 2013): 1317–29. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.078998. Full Text

deVries, M. S., E. A. K. Murphy, and S. N. Patek. “Strike mechanics of an ambush predator: the spearing mantis shrimp..” The Journal of Experimental Biology 215, no. Pt 24 (December 2012): 4374–84. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.075317. Full Text

McHenry, Matthew J., Thomas Claverie, Michael V. Rosario, and S. N. Patek. “Gearing for speed slows the predatory strike of a mantis shrimp..” The Journal of Experimental Biology 215, no. Pt 7 (April 2012): 1231–45. https://doi.org/10.1242/jeb.061465. Full Text

Staaterman, Erica R., Christopher W. Clark, Austin J. Gallagher, Thomas Claverie, Maya S. de Vries, and Sheila N. Patek. “Acoustic ecology of the California mantis shrimp (Hemisquilla californiensis)..” Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 730 (January 2012): 165–68. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-7311-5_37. Full Text

Patek, S. N., M. S. deVries, and E. A. K. Murphy. “Sit-and-wait predation: behavior and biomechanics of the "spearing" mantis shrimp.” The Journal of Experimental Biology 215, no. 24 (2012): 4374–84.

Staaterman, E. R., C. W. Clark, A. J. Gallagher, M. S. de Vries, T. Claverie, and S. N. Patek. “Rumbling in the benthos: Acoustic ecology of the California mantis shrimp Hemisquilla californiensis.” Aquatic Biology 13, no. 2 (September 19, 2011): 97–105. https://doi.org/10.3354/ab00361. Full Text

Pages

Green, P. A., and S. N. Patek. “Ultrafast weapons in mantis shrimp: winners of fights strike more frequently, not with greater force.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 55:E70–E70. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2015.

Cox, S. M., and S. N. Patek. “Does cavitation limit the speed of mantis shrimp?.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 54:E44–E44. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2014.

Kagaya, K., and S. N. Patek. “Motor control of an ultrafast spring-driven movement in smashing mantis shrimp.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 54:E106–E106. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2014.

Patek, S. N., M. S. Devries, and E. A. K. Murphy. “What is fast?.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 53:E163–E163. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2013.

Rosario, M., E. R. Dumont, and S. N. Patek. “Shrimp springs: how shape affects strength in energy storage.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 53:E184–E184. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2013.

Rosario, M., S. N. Patek, and E. R. Dumont. “Comparing elastic energy structures in mantis shrimp using finite element analysis.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 51:E117–E117. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2011.

Taylor, Jennifer R. A., and Sheila N. Patek. “Biological punching bags: impact analysis of a mantis shrimp telson.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 50:E173–E173. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2010.

Rosario, M., J. R. A. Taylor, and S. N. Patek. “Probing the evolutionary biomechanics of elastic energy storage in mantis shrimp.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 50:E289–E289. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2010.

Mendoza, Blanco M. A., and S. N. Patek. “Comparative muscle physiology of the mantis shrimp's raptorial appendage.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 50:E116–E116. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2010.

Claverie, T., E. K. Chan, and S. N. Patek. “Shape, size and performance of a crustacean predatory appendage.” In Integrative and Comparative Biology, 50:E29–E29. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC, 2010.

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