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Christoffer Johansson

I am a scientist working in the animal flight lab concerned with animal flight from the multi-disciplinary approach of functional morphology.

I apply diverse methods, such as 3D kinematic analysis of high-speed videos and Digital Particle Image Velocimetry to study the interaction between morphology and aerodynamics in live, free flying animals, as well as on prepared wings and models. The combination of these methods allows us to correlate the actual movements of the wings in 3D with the aerodynamic wake they generate and thus determine the function of small changes in the movement of the wings.

By studying the aerodynamics of animal flight in relation to the morphology of the wings, tail and body, we will understand some of the selection forces acting on the animals and hence the adaptations to flight.

I cooperate with Anders Hedenström and am a member of the animal flight lab


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Christoffer Johansson
E-mail: christoffer [dot] johansson [at] biol [dot] lu [dot] se

Senior lecturer

Evolutionary ecology

+46 46 222 49 55



Centre for Animal Movement Research
Evolutionary Ecology, Department of Biology
Ecology building S-223 62 Lund Sweden