Mark W Westneat

Summary

Affiliation: The Field Museum
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Phylotastic! Making tree-of-life knowledge accessible, reusable and convenient
    Arlin Stoltzfus
    Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research, Biosystems and Biomaterials Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
    BMC Bioinformatics 14:158. 2013
  2. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic relationships and evolutionary history of the reef fish family Labridae
    Mark W Westneat
    Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL 60605 2496, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 36:370-90. 2005
  3. doi request reprint Advances in biological structure, function, and physiology using synchrotron X-ray imaging*
    Mark W Westneat
    Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Annu Rev Physiol 70:119-42. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint A biomechanical model for analysis of muscle force, power output and lower jaw motion in fishes
    Mark W Westneat
    Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    J Theor Biol 223:269-81. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Tracheal respiration in insects visualized with synchrotron x-ray imaging
    Mark W Westneat
    Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Science 299:558-60. 2003
  6. doi request reprint Exploring the radiation of a diverse reef fish family: phylogenetics of the damselfishes (Pomacentridae), with new classifications based on molecular analyses of all genera
    W James Cooper
    Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 52:1-16. 2009
  7. pmc Phylogenetic relationships and the evolution of regulatory gene sequences in the parrotfishes
    Lydia L Smith
    Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605 2496, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 49:136-52. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Functional morphology of bite mechanics in the great barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda)
    Justin R Grubich
    Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Zoology (Jena) 111:16-29. 2008
  9. pmc Form and function of damselfish skulls: rapid and repeated evolution into a limited number of trophic niches
    W James Cooper
    Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 9:24. 2009
  10. pmc Local phylogenetic divergence and global evolutionary convergence of skull function in reef fishes of the family Labridae
    Mark W Westneat
    Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 272:993-1000. 2005

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Publications27

  1. pmc Phylotastic! Making tree-of-life knowledge accessible, reusable and convenient
    Arlin Stoltzfus
    Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research, Biosystems and Biomaterials Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD 20899, USA
    BMC Bioinformatics 14:158. 2013
    ..Such a system could become a sustainable community resource if implemented as a distributed system of loosely coupled parts that interact through clearly defined interfaces...
  2. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic relationships and evolutionary history of the reef fish family Labridae
    Mark W Westneat
    Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL 60605 2496, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 36:370-90. 2005
    ..Functional novelties in the feeding apparatus have allowed labrid fishes to occupy nearly every feeding guild in reef environments, and trophic variation is a central axis of diversification in this family...
  3. doi request reprint Advances in biological structure, function, and physiology using synchrotron X-ray imaging*
    Mark W Westneat
    Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Annu Rev Physiol 70:119-42. 2008
    ..Synchrotron X-ray imaging provides an exciting new window into the internal workings of small animals, with future promise to contribute to a range of physiological and biomechanical questions in comparative biology...
  4. ncbi request reprint A biomechanical model for analysis of muscle force, power output and lower jaw motion in fishes
    Mark W Westneat
    Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    J Theor Biol 223:269-81. 2003
    ..A biomechanical model of jaw closing can be used to interpret the mechanics of a wide range of jaw mechanisms and will enable studies of the functional results of developmental and evolutionary changes in skull morphology and physiology...
  5. ncbi request reprint Tracheal respiration in insects visualized with synchrotron x-ray imaging
    Mark W Westneat
    Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Science 299:558-60. 2003
    ..Body movements and hemolymph circulation cannot account for these cycles; therefore, our observations demonstrate a previously unknown mechanism of respiration in insects analogous to the inflation and deflation of vertebrate lungs...
  6. doi request reprint Exploring the radiation of a diverse reef fish family: phylogenetics of the damselfishes (Pomacentridae), with new classifications based on molecular analyses of all genera
    W James Cooper
    Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 52:1-16. 2009
    ....
  7. pmc Phylogenetic relationships and the evolution of regulatory gene sequences in the parrotfishes
    Lydia L Smith
    Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S Lakeshore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605 2496, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 49:136-52. 2008
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Functional morphology of bite mechanics in the great barracuda (Sphyraena barracuda)
    Justin R Grubich
    Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Zoology (Jena) 111:16-29. 2008
    ..A robust palatine bone embedded with large dagger-like teeth opposes the mandible at the rear of the jaws providing for a scissor-like bite capable of shearing through the flesh and bone of its prey...
  9. pmc Form and function of damselfish skulls: rapid and repeated evolution into a limited number of trophic niches
    W James Cooper
    Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 9:24. 2009
    ....
  10. pmc Local phylogenetic divergence and global evolutionary convergence of skull function in reef fishes of the family Labridae
    Mark W Westneat
    Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    Proc Biol Sci 272:993-1000. 2005
    ..Divergence of close relatives, convergence among higher clades and several unusual 'breakthroughs' in skull function characterize the evolution of functional complexity in one of the most diverse groups of reef fishes...
  11. pmc Feeding mechanics and bite force modelling of the skull of Dunkleosteus terrelli, an ancient apex predator
    Philip S L Anderson
    Department of Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago, 5734 S Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Biol Lett 3:76-9. 2007
    ..This bite force capability is the greatest of all living or fossil fishes and is among the most powerful bites in animals...
  12. pmc Four-bar linkage modelling in teleost pharyngeal jaws: computer simulations of bite kinetics
    Justin R Grubich
    Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, USA
    J Anat 209:79-92. 2006
    ..Pharyngeal linkage modelling enables quantitative functional morphometry of a key component of the fish feeding system, and the model is now available for ontogenetic and comparative analyses of fishes with pharyngeal linkage mechanisms...
  13. ncbi request reprint Coordination of feeding, locomotor and visual systems in parrotfishes (Teleostei: Labridae)
    Aaron N Rice
    Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, The University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Exp Biol 208:3503-18. 2005
    ..Comparison of the coordination of feeding, swimming and sensory systems among fish species can elucidate alternative coordination strategies involved in herbivory in coral reef fishes...
  14. ncbi request reprint Molecular phylogenetics of the butterflyfishes (Chaetodontidae): taxonomy and biogeography of a global coral reef fish family
    Jennifer L Fessler
    Department of Biological Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago, 845 W Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60607, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 45:50-68. 2007
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  15. ncbi request reprint Pectoral fin coordination and gait transitions in steadily swimming juvenile reef fishes
    Melina E Hale
    Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, The University of Chicago, 1027 E 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    J Exp Biol 209:3708-18. 2006
    ..Greater inclusion of early life history stages in the study of fin-based locomotion should significantly enhance and inform the growing body of work on these behaviors...
  16. ncbi request reprint Comparative and developmental functional morphology of the jaws of living and fossil gars (Actinopterygii: Lepisosteidae)
    Christian F Kammerer
    Department of Zoology, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    J Morphol 267:1017-31. 2006
    ..Some fossil gar species are also placed within functional morphospace using this approach...
  17. pmc Shark tooth weapons from the 19th Century reflect shifting baselines in Central Pacific predator assemblies
    Joshua Drew
    Division of Fishes and Biodiversity Synthesis Center, Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e59855. 2013
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  18. pmc Biodiversity inventories and conservation of the marine fishes of Bootless Bay, Papua New Guinea
    Joshua A Drew
    Department of Zoology and Biodiversity Synthesis Center, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    BMC Ecol 12:15. 2012
    ..Our checklist will set a baseline against which future environmental changes can be tracked...
  19. ncbi request reprint Diversity of pectoral fin structure and function in fishes with labriform propulsion
    Dean H Thorsen
    Department of Zoology, Division of Fishes, Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
    J Morphol 263:133-50. 2005
    ..Labriform propulsion has apparently evolved independently multiple times in coral reef fishes, providing an excellent system in which to study the evolution of pectoral fin propulsion...
  20. ncbi request reprint Evolution of behavior and neural control of the fast-start escape response
    Melina E Hale
    Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, University of Chicago, Illinois 60637, USA
    Evolution 56:993-1007. 2002
    ..By tracing the evolution of motor pattern and kinematics on a phylogeny, it is shown that major changes in the neural circuit of the startle behavior occur at several levels in the phylogeny of vertebrates...
  21. ncbi request reprint Fluid dynamics of flapping aquatic flight in the bird wrasse: three-dimensional unsteady computations with fin deformation
    Ravi Ramamurti
    Laboratory for Computational Physics and Fluid Dynamics, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC 20375 5344, USA
    J Exp Biol 205:2997-3008. 2002
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  22. ncbi request reprint Relationships of the temperate Australasian labrid fish tribe Odacini (Perciformes; Teleostei)
    Kendall D Clements
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 32:575-87. 2004
    ..Either herbivory evolved twice in the odacines, or herbivory evolved once with two reversions to carnivory. The latter hypothesis appears more likely in the light of odacine feeding biology...
  23. ncbi request reprint Gene rearrangements and evolution of tRNA pseudogenes in the mitochondrial genome of the parrotfish (Teleostei: Perciformes: Scaridae)
    Kohji Mabuchi
    Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo, 1 15 1 Minamidai, Nakano Ku, Tokyo 164 8639, Japan
    J Mol Evol 59:287-97. 2004
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  24. ncbi request reprint Performance limits of labriform propulsion and correlates with fin shape and motion
    Jeffrey A Walker
    Department of Biology, University of Southern Maine, 96 Falmouth Street, Portland, ME 04103
    J Exp Biol 205:177-87. 2002
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  25. ncbi request reprint Phylogenetic relationships, evolution of broodcare behavior, and geographic speciation in the wrasse tribe Labrini
    Reinhold Hanel
    Physiologische Chemie I, Biozentrum der Universit├Ąt W├╝rzburg, Am Hubland, D 97074 Wurzburg, Germany
    J Mol Evol 55:776-89. 2002
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  26. ncbi request reprint Zoology: twice bitten
    Mark W Westneat
    Nature 449:33-4. 2007
  27. pmc Real-time phase-contrast x-ray imaging: a new technique for the study of animal form and function
    John J Socha
    Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory, Argonne, IL 60439, USA
    BMC Biol 5:6. 2007
    ..However, because higher quality images require greater x-ray fluxes, there exists an inherent tradeoff between image quality and tissue damage...