Publications

Physiology and Biomechanics of Movement

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Deban, S.M. and S.V. Bloom. 2018. Ballistic tongue projection in a miniaturized salamander. Journal of Experimental Zoology A. Online.

Olberding, J.P. and S.M. Deban. 2018. Scaling of work and power in a locomotor muscle of a frog. Journal of Comparative Physiology B. Online.

Olberding, J.P., J.A. Scales and S.M. Deban. 2018. Movements of vastly different performance have similar underlying muscle physiology. Journal of Experimental Biology, 221, jeb166900.

Stinson, C.M. and S.M. Deban. 2017. Functional trade-offs in the aquatic feeding performance of salamanders. Zoology, 125: 69-78.

Stinson, C.M. and S.M. Deban. 2017. Functional morphology of terrestrial prey capture in salamandrid salamanders. Journal of Experimental Biology, 220: 3896-3907.

Deban, S.M. and J.C. Richardson. 2017. A peculiar mechanism of bite-force enhancement in lungless salamanders revealed by a new geometric method for modeling muscle moments. Journal of Experimental Biology, 220: 3588-3597.

Olberding, J.P. and S.M. Deban. 2017. Effects of temperature and force requirements on muscle work and power output. Journal of Experimental Biology. 220: 2017-2025.

Scales, J.A., M.K. O’Donnell and S.M. Deban. 2017. Thermal sensitivity of motor control of muscle-powered versus elastically powered tongue projection in salamanders. Journal of Experimental Biology. 220: 938-951.

Scales, J.A., C.M. Stinson and S.M. Deban. 2016. Extreme performance and functional robustness of movement are linked to muscle architecture: comparing elastic and non-elastic feeding movements in salamanders. Journal of Experimental Zoology A. 325A: 360–376.

Deban, S.M. and J.A. Scales. 2016. Dynamics and thermal sensitivity of ballistic and non-ballistic feeding in salamanders. Journal of Experimental Biology. 291: 431-444.

Anderson, C.V., N.P. Larghi and S.M. Deban. 2014. Thermal effects on the performance, motor control and muscle dynamics of ballistic feeding in the salamander Eurycea guttolineata. Journal of Experimental Biology. 217: 3146-3158.

Ross, C.F., R.W. Blob, D.R. Carrier, M.A. Daley, S.M. Deban, B. Demes, J.L. Gripper, J. Iriarte-Diaz, B.M. Kilbourne, T. Landberg, J.D. Polk, N. Schilling, B. Vanhooydonck. 2013. The evolution of locomotor rhythmicity in tetrapods. Evolution. 67: 1209-1217.

Anderson, C.V. and S.M. Deban. 2012. Thermal effects on motor control and in vitro muscle dynamics of the ballistic tongue apparatus in chameleons. Journal of Experimental Biology. 215: 4345-4357.

Sandusky P.E., and S.M. Deban. 2012. Temperature effects on the biomechanics of prey capture in the frog Rana pipiens. Journal of Experimental Zoology A. 317A: 595-607.

Anderson, C.V., T. Sheridan and S.M. Deban. 2012. Scaling of the ballistic tongue apparatus in chameleons. Journal of Morphology. 273: 1214-1226.

Deban, S.M., N. Schilling and D.R. Carrier. 2012. Activity of extrinsic limb muscles in dogs at walk, trot and gallop. Journal of Experimental Biology 215: 287-300.

Deban, S.M. and J.C. Richardson. 2011. Cold-blooded snipers: thermal independence of ballistic tongue projection in the salamander Hydromantes platycephalus. Journal of Experimental Zoology 315: 618-630.

Deban, S.M. and A.K. Lappin. 2011. Thermal effects on the dynamics and motor control of ballistic prey capture in toads: maintaining high performance at low temperature. Journal of Experimental Biology 214: 1333-1346.

Habegger, M.L, P.J. Motta, D.R. Huber and S.M. Deban. 2011. Feeding biomechanics in the Great Barracuda during ontogeny. Journal of Zoology 283: 63-72.

Ryerson, W.G. and S.M. Deban. 2010. Buccal pumping mechanics of Xenopus laevis tadpoles: effects of biotic and abiotic factors. Journal of Experimental Biology 213: 2444-2452.

Anderson, C.V. and S.M. Deban. 2010. Ballistic tongue projection in chameleons maintains high performance at low temperature. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 107: 5495-5499.

Schilling, N. and S.M. Deban. 2010. Fiber-type distribution of the perivertebral musculature in Ambystoma. Journal of Morphology 271: 200-214.

Deban, S.M. and N. Schilling. 2009. Activity of trunk muscles during aquatic and terrestrial locomotion in Ambystoma maculatum. Journal of Experimental Biology 212: 2949-2959.

Herrel, A., S.M. Deban, V. Schaerlaeken, J.P. Timmermans and D. Adriaens. 2009. Are morphological specializations of the hyolingual system in chameleons and salamanders tuned to demands on performance? Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 82: 29-39.

Carrier, D.R., S.M. Deban and T. Fischbein. 2008. Locomotor function of forelimb protractor and retractor muscles of dogs: evidence of strut-like behavior at the shoulder. Journal of Experimental Biology 211: 150-162.

Deban, S. M., J.C. O’Reilly, U. Dicke, U. and J.L. van Leeuwen. 2007. Extremely high-power tongue projection in plethodontid salamanders. Journal of Experimental Biology 210: 655-667.

Carrier, D.R., S.M. Deban and T. Fischbein. 2006. Locomotor function of the pectoral girdle ‘muscular sling’ in trotting dogs. Journal of Experimental Biology 209: 2224-2237.

Deban, S.M. and J.C. O’Reilly. 2005. The ontogeny of feeding kinematics in the giant salamander Cryptobranchus alleganiensis: does current function or phylogenetic relatedness predict the scaling patterns of movement? Zoology 108: 155-167.

Deban, S.M. and U. Dicke. 2004. Activation patterns of the tongue-projector muscle during feeding in the imperial cave salamander, Hydromantes imperialis. Journal of Experimental Biology 207: 2071-2081.

Scott, E.C., N.J. Matzke, G. Branch, … S. Chu, … S.M. Deban, … S.W.Hawking, … S. Weinberg, et al. 2004. The morphology of Steve. Annals of Improbable Research July-Aug 2004: 24-29.

Deban, S.M. 2003. Constraint and convergence in the evolution of salamander feeding. In: Vertebrate Biomechanics and Evolution, J.-P. Gasc, A. Casinos, and V.L. Bels, eds., BIOS Scientific Publishers, Oxford. 163-180.

Deban, S.M. and W.M. Olson. 2002. Suction feeding by a tiny predatory tadpole. Nature 420: 41-42.

O’Reilly, J.C., S.M. Deban and K.C. Nishikawa. 2002. Derived life history characteristics constrain the evolution of aquatic feeding behavior in adult amphibians. In: Topics in Functional and Ecological Vertebrate Morphology: A Tribute to Frits de Vree, P. Aerts, K. D’Août, A. Herrel & R. van Damme, eds., Shaker Publishing, Maastricht, The Netherlands. pp. 153-190.

Deban, S.M. and D.R. Carrier. 2002. Hypaxial muscle activity during running and breathing in dogs. Journal of Experimental Biology 205: 1953-1967.

Carrier, D.R., S.M. Deban and J. Otterstrom. 2002. The face that sank the Essex: potential function of the spermaceti organ in aggression. Journal of Experimental Biology 205: 1755-1763.

Snelderwaard, P., J. De Groot and S.M. Deban. 2002. Digital video combined with conventional radiography creates an excellent high-speed X-ray video system. Journal of Biomechanics 35: 1007-1009.

Deban, S.M. and S. B. Marks. 2002. Metamorphosis and evolution of feeding behavior in salamanders of the family Plethodontidae. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 134: 375-400.

Deban, S.M., J.C. O’Reilly and K.C. Nishikawa. 2001. The evolution of the motor control of feeding in amphibians. American Zoologist 41: 1280-1298.

Lee, D.V., R.M. Walter, S.M. Deban and D.R. Carrier. 2001. Influence of increased rotational inertia on the turning performance of humans. Journal of Experimental Biology, 204: 3927-3934.

Deban, S.M. and D.B. Wake. 2000. Aquatic Feeding in Salamanders, In: Feeding: form, function and evolution in tetrapod vertebrates. K. Schwenk, ed., Academic Press, San Diego. 65-94.

Wake, D.B. and S.M. Deban. 2000. Terrestrial Feeding in Salamanders, In: Feeding: form, function and evolution in tetrapod vertebrates. K. Schwenk, ed., Academic Press, San Diego. 95-116.

Deban, S.M. and U. Dicke. 1999. Motor control of tongue movement during prey capture in plethodontid salamanders. Journal of Experimental Biology 202: 3699-3714.

Deban, S.M., D.B. Wake, and G. Roth. 1997. Salamander with a ballistic tongue. Nature 389: 27-28.

Deban, S.M. 1997. Modulation of prey-capture behavior in the plethodontid salamander Ensatina eschscholtzii. Journal of Experimental Biology 200: 1951-1964.

García-París, M. and S.M. Deban. 1995. A novel antipredator mechanism in salamanders: rolling escape in Hydromantes platycephalus. Journal of Herpetology 29: 149-151.

Deban, S.M., J.C. O’Reilly, and T.C. Theimer. 1994. Mechanism of defensive inflation in the chuckwalla, Sauromalus obesus. Journal of Experimental Zoology 270: 451-459.

Nishikawa, K.C., C.W. Anderson, S.M. Deban, and J.C. O’Reilly. 1992. The evolution of neural circuits controlling feeding behavior in frogs. Brain, Behavior and Evolution 40: 125-140.

Deban, S.M. and K.C. Nishikawa. 1992. The kinematics of prey capture and the mechanism of tongue protraction in the green tree frog Hyla cinerea. Journal of Experimental Biology 170: 235-256.

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