Publications

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96. Stoltzfus, A., H. Lapp, N. Matasci, H. Deus, B. Sidlauskas, C. M Zmasek, G. Vaidya, E. Pontelli, K. Cranston, R. Vos, C. O. Webb, L. J. Harmon, M. Pirrung, B. O'Meara, M. W. Pennell, S. Mirarab, M. S. Rosenberg, J. P. Balhoff, H. M. Bik, T. Heath, P. Midford, J. W. Brown, E. J. McTavish, J. Sukumaran, M. Westneat, M. E. Alfaro, A. Steele. 2013. Phylotastic! Making Tree-of-Life Knowledge Accessible, Re-usable and Convenient. BMC Bioinformatics, 14:158.

95. Marcelino, L. A., M.W. Westneat, V. Stoyneva, J. Henss, J. Rogers, A. Radosevich, V. Turzhitsky, M. Siple, A. Fang, T. D. Swain, J. Fung, V. Backman. 2013. Modulation of light-enhancement to symbiotic algae by light-scattering in corals and evolutionary trends in bleaching. PLoS ONE, 2013; 8 (4): e61492.

94. Drew, J. A, Phillip, C. and M. W. Westneat. 2013. Ancient weapons reflect shifting baselines in central Pacific shark assemblies. PLoS ONE 8(4): e59855.

93. Waters, J., Lee, W-K., Westneat, M. W. and J. J. Socha. 2013. Dynamics of tracheal compression in the horned passalus beetle. Amer. J. Physiol., 304 (8) R621-R627.

92. Russell, B. C. and M. W. Westneat. 2013. Review of the Labrid Fish Genus Suezichthys, with description of a new species from the South-eastern Pacific Ocean. Zootaxa, 3640: 088-094.

91. Ilves, K. L., A. M. Quattrini, M. W. Westneat, R. I. Eytan, G. W. Chaplin, H. Hertler, and J. G. Lundberg. 2013. Detection of shifts in coral reef fish assemblage structure over 50 years at reefs of New Providence Island, The Bahamas highlight the value of the Academy of Natural Sciences’ collections in a changing world. Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philad. 162: 61-87.

90. Drew, J. A, Buxman, C. L., Holmes, D. D., Mandecki, J. L., Mungkaje, A. J., Richardson, A. C. and M. W. Westneat. 2012. Biodiversity and conservation of the marine fishes of Bootless Bay, Papua New Guinea. BMC Ecology 12 (15). Highly Accessed

89. Daly, M., Herendeen, P. S., Guralnick, R. P., Westneat, M. W. and L. McDade. 2012. Systematics Agenda 2020: The Mission Evolves. Systematic Biology 61: 549-552.

88. Westneat, M. W. 2012. The Living Marine Resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic:  FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Family Labridae. pp. 36-54 in K. E. Carpenter, Ed. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

87. Westneat, M. W. 2012. The Living Marine Resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic:  FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Family Scaridae. pp. 29-35 in K. E. Carpenter, Ed. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

86. Dyer, B. S., and M. W. Westneat. 2010. Taxonomy and biogeography of the coastal fishes of Juan Fernandez and Desventuradas islands, Chile. Revista de Biologia Marina y Oceanografia. 45, S1: 589-618.

85. Anderson, P. S. L., and M. W. Westneat. 2009. A biomechanical model of feeding kinematics for Dunkleosteus terrelli (Arthrodira, Placodermi). Paleobiology 35: 251-269.

84. Cooper, W. J., and M. W. Westneat. 2009. Form and function of damselfish skulls: rapid and repeated evolution into a limited number of trophic niches. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9:24.

83. Cooper, W. J., Smith, L. L. and M. W. Westneat. 2009. Exploring the radiation of a diverse reef fish family: Phylogenetics of the damselfishes (Pomacentridae), with new classifications based on molecular analyses of all genera. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 52: 1-16.

82. Greenlee, K. J. Henry, J. R., Kirkton, S. D., Westneat, M. W., Fezzaa, K, Lee, W. K. and J. F. Harrison. 2009. Synchrotron imaging of the grasshopper tracheal system: morphological and physiological components of tracheal hypermetry. American  Journal of Physiology (Regulatory, Integrative, Comparative Physiology) 297: R1343 - R1350.

81. Grubich, J. R., Westneat, M. W. and C. L. McCord. 2009. Diversity of lionfishes (Pisces: Scorpaenidae) among remote coral reefs of the Palau Archipelago. Coral Reefs 28: 807-808.

80. Smith, L. L., Fessler, J. L., Alfaro, M. E., Streelman, J. T. and M. W. Westneat. 2008. Phylogenetic relationships and evolution of regulatory gene sequences in the parrotfishes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 49: 136-152.

79. Westneat,  M. W., Socha, J. J. and W. K. Lee. 2008. Advances in Biological Structure, Function,and Physiology Using Synchrotron X-Ray Imaging. Ann. Rev. Physiol. 70: 119-142.

78. Case, J. E., M. W. Westneat and C. D. Marshall. 2008. Feeding biomechanics of juvenile red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) from the northwestern Gulf of Mexico. J. Exp. Biol. 211: 3826-3835.

77. Socha, J.J., W.-K. Lee, J.F. Harrison, J.S. Waters, Fezzaa, K., M.W. Westneat. 2008. Correlated patterns of tracheal compression and convective gas exchange in a carabid beetle. . J. Exp. Biol. 211: 3409-3420. Cover photo.

76. Rice, A. N., M. W. Westneat, and J. R. Grubich. 2008. Functional morphology of bite mechanics in the great barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda). Zoology 111:16-29. Cover photo.

75. Rice, A. N., Cooper, W. J. and M. W. Westneat. 2008. Diversification of coordination patterns during feeding behaviour in cheiline wrasses. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 93: 289-308.

74. López, J. A., Westneat, M. W., and R. Hanel. 2007. The phylogenetic affinities of the mysterious anguilliform genera Coloconger and Thalassenchelys as supported by mtDNA sequences. Copeia 2007: 959-966.

73. Westneat, M. W., Satapoomin, U. and J. E. Randall. 2007. Scarus maculipinna, a new species of parrotfish (Perciformes, Scaridae) from the eastern Indian Ocean. Zootaxa 1628: 59-68.

72. Anderson, P. S. L. and M. W. Westneat. 2007. Feeding mechanics and bite force modelling of the skull of Dunkleosteus terrelli, an ancient apex predator. Biology Letters. 3: 76–79.

71. Fessler, J. L. and M. W. Westneat. 2007. Molecular phylogenetics of the butterflyfishes (Chaetodontidae): Taxonomy and biogeography of a global coral reef fish family. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 45: 50-68.

70. Westneat, M. W. 2007. Twice bitten: Nature News and Views. Nature 449: 33-34.

69. Socha, J. J., M. W. Westneat,  J. F. Harrison, J. S. Waters, and W. K. Lee. 2007. Real-time phase-contrast x-ray imaging: a new technique for the study of animal form and function. BMC Biol. 5: 6-14.

68. Hale, M. E.,  R. D. Day, D. H. Thorsen and M. W. Westneat. 2006. Pectoral fin coordination and gait transitions in steadily swimming juvenile reef fishes. J. Exp. Biol. 209: 3708-3718.

67. Westneat, M. W. 2006. The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Atlantic:  FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Family Scaridae. K. E. Carpenter, Ed. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

66. Grubich, J. R. and M. W. Westneat. 2006. Four-bar linkage modeling in teleost pharyngeal jaws: computer simulations of bite kinetics. J. Anat. 209: 79-92. Cover photo.

65. Kammerer, C. F., L. Grande, and M. W. Westneat. 2006. Comparative and developmental functional morphology of the jaws of living and fossil gars (Actinopterygii: Lepisosteidae). J. Morph. 267: 1017-1031. Cover photo.

64. Rice, A. R. and M. W. Westneat. 2005. Coordination of feeding, locomotor and visual systems in parrotfishes (Teleostei:Labridae). J. Exp. Biol. 208: 3503-3518.

63. Westneat, M. W. 2005. Skull biomechanics and suction feeding in fishes. In Lauder, G. V. and R. E Shadwick, Eds. Fish Biomechanics. Academic Press. Fish Physiology 23: 29-75.

62. Drucker, E., J. A. Walker and M. W. Westneat. 2005. Mechanics of pectoral fin swimming in fishes. In Lauder, G. V. and R. E Shadwick, Eds. Fish Biomechanics. Academic Press. Fish Physiology 23: 369-423

61. Westneat, M. W. and M. E. Alfaro. 2005. Phylogenetic relationships and evolutionary history of the reef-fish family Labridae. Molec. Phylog. Evol. 36: 370-390.

60. Westneat, M. W., M. E. Alfaro, P. C. Wainwright, D. R. Bellwood, J. R. Grubich, J. Fessler, K. D. Clements, and L. Smith. 2005. Local phylogenetic divergence and global evolutionary convergence of skull biomechanics in reef fishes of the family Labridae. Proc. Roy. Soc. B. 272: 993-1000.

59. Thorsen, D. H. and M. W. Westneat. 2005. Diversity of pectoral fin structure and function in fishes with labriform propulsion. J. Morph. 263: 133-150. Cover photo.

58. Westneat, M. W. 2004. Evolution of levers and linkages in the feeding mechanisms of fishes. Integrative and Comparative Biology 44: 378-389. Cover photo.

57. Westneat, M. W., D. H. Thorsen, J. A. Walker, and M. E. Hale. 2004. Structure, function and neural control of pectoral fins in fishes. J. Oceanic Engineering 29: 674-684.

56. Mabuchi, K., M. Miya, T. P. Satoh, M. W. Westneat, and M. Nishida. 2004. Gene rearrangements and evolution of tRNA pseudogenes in the mitochondrial DNA of the parrotfishes (Teleostei: Perciformes: Scaridae). J. Molec. Evol. 59: 287-297.

55. Clements, K. D., M. Alfaro, J. Fessler and M. W. Westneat. 2004. Relationships of the temperate Australasian labrid fish tribe Odacini. Molec. Phylog. Evol. 32:575-587.

54. Wainwright, P. C.,  D. R. Bellwood, M. W. Westneat, J. R. Grubich,  & A. S. Hoey. 2004. A functional morphospace for labrid fishes: patterns of diversity in a complex biomechanical system. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 82: 1-25.

53. Randall, J. E., M. W. Westneat, and M. F. Gomon. 2003. Two new labrid fishes of the genus Oxycheilinus from the South Pacific. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. 54: 361-370.

52. Westneat, M. W., O. Betz, R. W. Blob, K. Fezzaa, W. J. Cooper, and W. K. Lee. 2003. Tracheal respiration in insects visualized with synchrotron x-ray imaging. Science 5606, 558-560. Cover photo.

51. Westneat, M. W. 2003. A biomechanical model for analysis of muscle force, power output and lower jaw motion in fishes. J. Theor. Biol. 223: 269–281.

50. Walker, J. A. and M. W. Westneat. 2003. Kinematics, dynamics and energetics of rowing and flapping propulsion in fishes. Integr. Comp. Biol. 42: 1032-1043.

49. Ferry-Graham, L. A., P. C. Wainwright, M. W. Westneat, and D. R. Bellwood.. 2002. Mechanisms of benthic prey capture in labrid fishes. Mar. Biol. 141: 819-830.

48. Hanel, R., M. W. Westneat and C. Sturmbauer. 2002. Phylogenetic relationships, evolution of broodcare behaviour, and geographic speciation in the wrasse tribe Labrini. J. Molec. Evol. 55: 776-789.

47. Streelman, J.T., M. Alfaro, M.W. Westneat, D.R. Bellwood and S.A. Karl. 2002. Evolutionary history of the parrotfishes: biogeography, ecology and comparative diversity. Evolution 56: 961-971.

46. Hale, M. E., J. H. Long Jr, M. J. McHenry, and M. W. Westneat. 2002. Evolution of behavior and neural control of the fast-start escape response. Evolution 56: 993-1007.

45. Wainwright, P. C., Bellwood, D. R. and M. W. Westneat. 2002. Ecomorphology of locomotion in labrid fishes. Env. Biol. Fishes 65: 47-62.

44. Ramamurti, R., W. C. Sandberg, R. Lohner, J. A. Walker, and M. W. Westneat. 2002. Computational fluid dynamics of flapping aquatic flight in the bird wrasse: 3-D unsteady computations. J. Exp. Biol. 205: 2997-3008.

43. Walker, J. A. and M. W. Westneat. 2002. Performance limits of labriform propulsion and correlates with fin shape and motion. J. Exp. Biol. 205: 177–187.

42. Westneat, M. W. 2002. The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Atlantic:  FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Family Labridae. K. E. Carpenter, Ed. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 1701-1723.

41. Westneat, M. W. 2002. The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Atlantic:  FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Family Scaridae. K. E. Carpenter , Ed. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. 1723-1739.

40. Pace, C. M., R. W. Blob and M. W. Westneat. 2001. Comparative kinematics of the forelimb during swimming in red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta) and spiny softshell (Apalone spinifera) turtles. J. Exp. Biol. 204: 3261-3271. Cover photo.

39. Alfaro, M. E., J. Janovetz, and M. W. Westneat. 2001. Motor control across trophic strategies: muscle activity of biting and suction feeding fishes. Amer. Zool. 41:1266-1279.

38. Westneat, M. W. and S. A. Wainwright. 2001. Mechanical Design of Tunas: Muscle, Tendon, and Bone. in Tuna: Physiology, Ecology and Evolution. B. Block and D. Stevens, eds. Academic Press. pp. 271-311.

37. Ferry-Graham, L. A., P. C. Wainwright, M. W. Westneat, and D. R. Bellwood. 2001. Modulation of prey capture kinematics in the cheeklined wrasse Oxycheilinus digrammus (Teleostei: Labridae). J. Exp. Zool. 290: 88-100.

36. Westneat, M. W. and J. A. Walker. 2001. Pectoral fin design and swimming performance: testing thrust and efficiency models with structure and behavior of living fishes. Proceedings of the Conference on Unmanned, Untethered Submersible Technology. Autonomous Underwater Systems Institute, Durham, N. H.

35. Walker, J. A. and M. W. Westneat. 2000. Mechanical performance of aquatic rowing and flying. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. B. 267: 1875-1881.

34. Wainwright P.C., Westneat M.W., Bellwood D.R. 2000. Linking feeding behavior and jaw mechanics in fishes. In: Domenici P, Blake R (eds) Biomechanics in Animal Behavior. BIOS Scientific Publishers Ltd, Oxford, UK, pp 207-221.

33. Sandberg, W. C., Ramamurti, R., Westneat, M. W., and Walker, J. A. 2000. 3-D Computations of Flapping Aquatic Flight, Proc. 1st Intl. Symp. On Aqua-Bio Mechanisms, Honolulu, HI.

32. Alfaro, M. E., and M. W. Westneat. 1999. Biomechanics of parrotfish feeding: motor patterns of the herbivorous bite. Brain, Behavior and Evolution 54:205-222.

31. Rosenberger, L. J. and M. W. Westneat. 1999. Functional morphology of undulatory pectoral fin locomotion in the stingray, Taeniura lymma. J. Exp. Biol. 202: 3523-3539.

30. Westneat, M. W. 1999. The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific:  FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Family Labridae. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Vol. 6:  3381-3467.

29. Westneat, M. W. and J. A. Walker. 1999. Mechanical design of fin propulsion: kinematics, hydrodynamics, morphology and motor control of pectoral fin swimming in fishes. Proceedings of the Conference on Unmanned, Untethered Submersible Technology. Autonomous Underwater Systems Institute, Durham, N. H.

28. Westneat, M. W., Hale, M. E., McHenry, M. J. and Long, J. H. 1998. Mechanics of the fast-start: muscle function and the role of intramuscular pressure in the escape behavior of Amia calva and Polypterus palmas. J. Exp. Biol. 201: 3041-3055.

27. Swithers, S. E., Westneat, M. W. and W. G. Hall. 1998. Electromyographic analysis of oral habituation in rat pups. Physiology and Behavior 63:197-203.

26. Westneat, M. W. and J. A. Walker. 1997. Motor patterns of underwater flight:  an electromyographic study of the pectoral muscles in the bird wrasse, Gomphosus varius. J. Exp. Biol. 200: 1881-1893.

25. Walker, J. A., and M. W. Westneat. 1997. Labriform propulsion in fishes:  Kinematics of flapping aquatic flight in the bird wrasse Gomphosus varius (Labridae). J. Exp. Biol. 200:  1549-1569.

24. Westneat, M. W. and J. A. Walker. 1997. Applied aspects of mechanical design, behavior, and performance of pectoral fin swimming in fishes. Proceedings of the Conference on Unmanned, Untethered Submersible Technology. Autonomous Underwater Systems Institute, Durham, N. H.

23. Westneat, M. W. 1996. Functional morphology of aquatic flight in fishes:  mechanical modeling, kinematics, and electromyography of labriform locomotion. Amer. Zool. 36: 582-598.

22. Arreola, V and M. W. Westneat. 1996. Mechanics of propulsion by multiple fins:  kinematics of aquatic locomotion in the Burrfish, Chilomycterus schoepfi. Proc. Roy. Soc. Lond. (B) 263: 1689-1696.

21. Long, J. H. Jr., M. E. Hale, M. J. McHenry, and M. W. Westneat. 1996. Functions of fish skin: flexural stiffness and steady swimming of longnose gar (Lepisosteus osseus). J. Exp. Biol. 199: 2139-2151.

20. Hoese, W. J. and M. W. Westneat. 1996. Biomechanics of cranial kinesis in birds:  testing linkage models in the white-throated sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis). J. Morph. 227: 305-320.

19. Westneat, M.W. 1995. Feeding, function, and phylogeny:  Analysis of historical biomechanics and ecology in labrid fishes using comparative methods. Syst. Biol. 44: 361-383.

18. Westneat, M. W. 1995. Systematics and biomechanics in ecomorphology. Environmental Biology of Fishes 44: 263-283.

17. Westneat, M. W. 1994. Transmission of force and velocity in the feeding mechanisms of labrid fishes. Zoomorphology 114: 103-118.

16. Westneat, M.W. 1993. Phylogenetic relationships of the tribe Cheilinini (Labridae; Perciformes). Bulletin of Marine Science 52: 351-394.

15. Westneat, M. W., W. Hoese, C. A. Pell,  and S. A. Wainwright. 1993. The horizontal septum: mechanisms of force transfer in locomotion of scombrid fishes (Scombridae; Perciformes). J. Morph. 217: 183-204.

14. Westneat, M. W., Long, J. H., Hoese, B., and Nowicki, S. 1993. Kinematics of birdsong in sparrows: functional correlates of beak and head motion. J. Exp. Biol. 182: 147-171.

13. Westneat, M. W. and Warren G. Hall. 1992. Ontogeny of feeding motor patterns in infant rats:  an electromyographic study of suckling and chewing. Behav. Neuroscience 106: 539-554.

12. Nowicki, S., Westneat, M. W., and W. Hoese. 1992. Birdsong: motor function and the evolution of communication. Seminars in the Neurosciences 4: 385-390.

11. Westneat, M.W. 1991. Linkage biomechanics and evolution of the jaw protrusion mechanism of the sling-jaw wrasse, Epibulus insidiator. J. Exp. Biol. 159: 165-184. Cover photo.

10. Westneat, M.W. 1990. Feeding, function, and phylogeny:  Historical biomechanics in the cheiline fishes (Labridae: Perciformes). Ph.D. Thesis, Duke Univ.

9. Westneat, M.W. 1990. Feeding mechanics of teleost fishes (Labridae: Perciformes): A test of four-bar linkage models. J. Morph. 205: 269-295.

8. Westneat, M. W. and P. C. Wainwright. 1989. Feeding mechanism of the sling-jaw wrasse, Epibulus insidiator (Labridae; Teleostei): Evolution of a novel functional system. J. Morph. 202: 129-150.

7. Westneat, M. W. and J. M. Resing. 1988. Predation on coral spawn by planktivorous fishes. Coral Reefs 7: 89-92.

Publications: Chapters and Reviews

6. Westneat, M.W. 2003. Review of Dutta, H. M. and J. S. Munshi, Vertebrate Functional Morphology: Horizon of Research in the 21st Century. 2003(1): 210-212.

5. Westneat, M. W. 2000. Functional Morphology and Physiology: Comparative Methods. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences  Macmillan Reference Ltd.

4. Westneat, M. W. 2000. Vertebrate Functional Morphology and Physiology. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences  Macmillan Reference Ltd.

3. Westneat, M. W. 2000. Feeding in Fishes. Encyclopedia of Life Sciences  Macmillan Reference Ltd.

2. Westneat, M. W. 2000. Family Labridae. In K. Lim and J. E. Randall (eds) Checklist of Fishes of the South China Sea. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Suppl. 8. 627-630.

1. Westneat, M.W. 1998. Review of Kardong, K. V. Vertebrates:  Morphology, Function and Evolution. Syst. Biol. 47: 762-763.