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2021. Schwaner MJ, Hsieh ST, Braasch I, Bradley S, Campos CB, Collins CE, Donatelli CM, Fish FE, Fitch OE, Flammang BE, Jackson BE, Jusufi A, Mekdara, PJ, Patel A, Swalla BJ, Vickaryous M, McGowan CP. Future Tail Tales: A Forward-Looking, Integrative Perspective on Tail Research. Integrative and Comparative Biology. doi.org/10.1093/icb/icab082

2020. Flammang BE, Marras S, Anderson EJ, Lehmkuhl O, **Mukherjee A, **Cade D, **Beckert M, Nadler JH, Houzeaux G, Vázquez M, **Amplo H, Calambokidis J, Friedlaender AS, Goldbogen JA. Remoras pick where they stick on blue whales. Journal of Experimental Biology 223(20): jeb.226654. Supplementary materials. Featured in Inside JEB.

2020. **Crawford CH, **Randall ZS, **Hart PB, Page LM, Chakrabarty P, Suvarnaraksha A, Flammang BE. Skeletal and muscular pelvic morphology of Hillstream Loaches (Cypriniformes: Balitoridae). Journal of Morphology. dx.doi.org/10.1002/jmor.21247

2020. **Cohen KE, **Crawford CH, Hernandez LP, G Beckert M, Nadler JH, Flammang BE. Sucker with a fat lip: the soft tissues underlying the viscoelastic grip of remora adhesion. Journal of Anatomy doi.org/10.1111/joa.13227

2020. *Hunyadi J, **Currier T, Modarres-Sadeghi Y, Flammang BE, Clotfelter ED. Morphology, performance, and fluid dynamics of the crayfish escape response. Journal of Experimental Biology 223(15): jeb.219873. Featured in Inside JEB

2020. **Cohen KE, Flammang BE, **Crawford CH, Hernandez LP. Knowing when to stick: touch receptors found in the remora adhesive disc. Royal Society Open Science 7: 190990. PDF

2020. **Schwaner MJ, **Deming S, Kmec JA, Flammang BE. Invited Paper: Parenting through Academia as a SICB member. Integrative and Comparative Biology. 60(3): 549–558. doi.org/10.1093/icb/icaa090

2019. **Gamel KM, **Garner AM, Flammang BE. Bioinspired remora adhesive disc offers insight into evolution. Bioinspiration and Biomimetics 14 056014. PDF

2019. Crofts SB, *Shehata R, Flammang BE. Flexibility of heterocercal tails: what can the functional morphology of shark tails tell us about ichthyosaur swimming? Integrative Organismal Biology 1(1):obz002 PDF

2018. **Cohen KE, Hernandez LP, **Crawford CH, Flammang BE. Channeling vorticity: Modeling the filter-feeding mechanism in silver carp using µCT and 3D PIV. Journal of Experimental Biology 221 jeb183350. PDF JEB Outstanding Paper Prize shortlist

2017. Flammang BE, Tangorra JL, **Mignano AP, Lauder GV. Building a fish: the biology and engineering behind an autonomous underwater vehicle. MTS Journal 51(5):15-22. PDF

2017. Flammang BE, Kenaley C. Remora cranial vein morphology and its functional implications for attachment. Scientific Reports 7:5915. PDF Supplementary Material Interactive Model

2017. **Seth D, Flammang BE, Lauder GV, Tangorra JL. Development of a vortex generator to perturb fish locomotion. Journal of Experimental Biology 220:959-963. PDF

2016. **Beckert M, Flammang BE, Nadler JH. A model of interfacial permeability for soft seals in marine-organism, suction-based adhesion. MRS Advances 1(36):2531-2543. PDF

2016. **Beckert M, Flammang BE, Anderson EJ, Nadler JH. Theoretical and computational fluid dynamics of an attached remora (Echeneis naucrates). Zoology 119(5):430-438. PDF

2016. Flammang BE, Lauder GV. Functional morphology and hydrodynamics of backward swimming of bluegill sunfish. Zoology 119(5):414-420. PDF

2016. Flammang BE, Suvarnaraksha A, *Markiewicz J, Soares D. Tetrapod-like pelvic girdle in a walking cavefish. Scientific Reports 6:23711. PDF, Supplementary Video 1, Supplementary Video 2, Supplementary Video 3, Interactive Model

2015. **Beckert M, Flammang BE, Nadler JH. Remora fish suction pad attachment is enhanced by spinule friction. Journal of Experimental Biology 218(22):3551-3558. PDF

2014. Kenaley CP, *Stote A, Flammang BE. Morphological basis of labriform sculling in the deep-sea Bigscale Scopelogadus beanii (Percomorpha: Beryciformes). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 461:297-305. PDF

2014. *Youngerman E, Flammang BE, Lauder GV. Locomotion of freely-swimming ghost knifefish: anal fin function during four behaviors. Zoology 117(5):337-348. PDF

2014. Flammang BE. The fish tail as a derivation from axial musculoskeletal anatomy: an integrative analysis of functional morphology. Zoology 117(1):86-92. PDF

2013. Flammang BE and Lauder GV. Pectoral fins aid in navigation of a complex environment by bluegill sunfish under sensory deprivation conditions. The Journal of Experimental Biology 216:3084-3089. PDF Supplemental video

2013. Flammang BE, Alben S, Madden PGA, Lauder GV. Functional morphology of the fin rays of teleost fishes. Journal of Morphology 274(9):1044-1059. PDF

2012. **Kahn Jr. JC, Flammang BE, Tangorra JL. Hover kinematics and distributed pressure sensing for force control of biorobotic fins. Proceedings of the 2012 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS):1460-1466. PDF

2012. Lauder GV, Flammang BE, Alben S. Passive robotic models of propulsion by the bodies and caudal fins of fish. Integrative and Comparative Biology 52(5):576-587. PDF cover

2012. **Esposito CJ, Tangorra JL, Flammang BE, Lauder GV. A robotic fish caudal fin: effects of stiffness and motor program on locomotor performance. The Journal of Experimental Biology 215(1):56-67. PDF Supplemental video

2011. Flammang BE, Porter ME. Bioinspiration: Applying mechanical design to experimental biology. Integrative and Comparative Biology 51(1):128-132. PDF

2011. Flammang BE, Lauder GV, Troolin DR, Strand TE. Volumetric imaging of shark tail hydrodynamics reveals a three-dimensional dual-ring vortex wake structure. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 278(1725):3670-3678. PDF, Movie S1, Movie S2, add'l Video

2011. Flammang BE, Lauder GV, Troolin DR, Strand TE. Volumetric imaging of fish locomotion. Biology Letters 7:695-698. PDF, Supplement

2011. Flammang BE, Ebert DA, Cailliet GM. Intraspecific and interspecific spatial distribution of three eastern North Pacific catshark species and their egg cases (Chondrichthyes: Scyliorhinidae). Museum of Comparative Zoology Breviora 525:1-18. PDF

2010. Flammang BE. Functional morphology of the radialis muscle in shark tails. Journal of Morphology 271(3):340-352. PDF

2009. Flammang BE, Lauder GV. Caudal fin shape modulation and control during acceleration, braking, and backing maneuvers in bluegill sunfish, Lepomis macrochirus. The Journal of Experimental Biology 212:277-286. PDF

2009. Flammang BE, Ferry-Graham LA, Rinewalt C, Ardizzone D, Davis C, Trejo T. Prey capture kinematics and four-bar linkages in the bay pipefish, Syngnathus leptorhynchus. Zoology 112:86-96. PDF

2008. Flammang BE, Lauder GV. Speed-dependent intrinsic caudal fin muscle recruitment during steady swimming in bluegill sunfish, Lepomis macrochirus. The Journal of Experimental Biology 211:587-598. PDF

2008. Flammang BE, Ebert DA, Cailliet GM. Reproductive biology of deep-sea catsharks (Chondrichthyes: Scyliorhinidae) of the eastern North Pacific. Environmental Biology of Fishes 81:35-49. PDF

2008. Van Wassenbergh S, Strother JA, Flammang BE, Ferry-Graham LA, Aerts P. Extremely fast prey capture in pipefish is powered by elastic recoil. Journal of the Royal Society Interface 5:285-296. PDF

2007. Flammang BE, Ebert DA, Cailliet GM. Egg cases of the genus Apristurus (Chondrichthyes: Scyliorhinidae): Phylogenetic and ecological implications. Zoology 110:308-317. PDF