Matt Kolmann

Matt Kolmann

Jun 28, 2016

Group 6 Copy 99
-1
    Please wait...

    About This Project

    I'm interested in how stingrays, with jaws made of cartilage, consume tough or stiff prey like insects, crabs, and mollusks. I use high-speed videography and measure bite forces to analyze how rays use their jaws to eat tough prey. These freshwater rays invaded South America 30+ million years ago and diversified to feed on a variety of prey. How does feeding specialization evolve and what does it look like?

    Blast off!

    Browse Other Projects on Experiment

    Related Projects

    A Bird's-eye View of Frog Habitats: Using a Drone to Survey Wetlands

    I study vulnerable frog species that inhabit human-constructed wetlands in the Grand River Grasslands of...

    Spiders of Yasuni: How do their Physical Traits Determine their Lifestyle?

    There are 40,000+ species of spider in the world. Spiders are beneficial predators & an integral part...

    The Dogs of Chernobyl Research Initiative

    The Chernobyl disaster site has hundreds of feral dogs that are in need of care. A team of students from...