Publications by M. A. R. Koehl


Koehl, M. (text) and A. R. Wertheim (photographs) (2006) Wave-Swept Shore. University of California Press.

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PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (1976) Mechanical design in sea anemones. pp. 23-31. In: G. O. Mackie [ed.], Coelenterate Ecology and Behavior. Plenum Publishing Corp, NY. doi:10.1007/978-1-4757-9724-4_3
PDF Wainwright, S. A. and M. A. R. Koehl (1976) The nature of flow and the reaction of benthic cnidaria to it. pp. 5-21. In: G. O. Mackie [ed.], Coelenterate Ecology and Behavior. Plenum Publishing Corp, NY. doi:10.1007/978-1-4757-9724-4_2
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (1977) Effects of sea anemones on the flow forces they encounter. J. Exp. Biol. 69: 87-105.
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (1977) Mechanical organization of cantilever-like sessile organisms: Sea anemones. J. Exp. Biol. 69: 127-142.
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (1977) Mechanical diversity of the connective tissue of the body wall of sea anemones. J. Exp. Biol. 69: 107-125.
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (1977) Water flow and the morphology of zoanthid colonies. pp. 437-444. In: D.L. Taylor [ed.], Proceedings of Third International Coral Reef Symposium Vol. 1: Biology. Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, FL.
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. and S. A. Wainwright (1977) Mechanical adaptations of a giant kelp. Limnol. Oceanogr. 22: 1067-1071. doi:10.4319/lo.1977.22.6.1067
PDF Rubenstein, D. I. and M. A. R. Koehl (1977) The mechanisms of filter feeding: Some theoretical considerations. Amer. Natur. 111: 981-994. doi:10.1086/283227
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (1981) Feeding at low Reynolds number by copepods. Lectures Math. Life Sci. 14: 89-117.
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. and J. R. Strickler (1981) Copepod feeding currents: Food capture at low Reynolds number. Limnol. Oceanogr. 26: 1061-1073. doi:10.4319/lo.1981.26.6.1062
PDF Woodley, J. D., E. A. Chornesky, P. A. Clifford, J. B. Jackson, L. S. Kaufman, N. Knowlton, J. C. Lang, M. P. Pearson, J. W. Porter, M. C. Rooney, K. W. Rylaarsdam, V. J. Tunnicliffe, C. M. Wahle, J. L. Wulff, A. S. Curtis, M. D. Dallmeyer, B. P. Jupp, M. A. R. Koehl, J. Niegel, and E. M. Sides (1981) Hurricane Allen's impact on Jamaican coral reefs. Science 214: 749-755. doi:10.1126/science.214.4522.749
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (1982) Mechanical design of spicule-reinforced connective tissues: Stiffness. J. Exp. Biol. 98: 239-268.
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (1982) Book review of: Life in Moving Fluids -- The Physical Biology of Flow, by S. Vogel. Am. Sci. 70: 83.
PDF Horn, H. S., J. T. Bonner, W. Dohle, M. J. Katz, M. A. R. Koehl, H. Meinhardt, R. A. Raff, W. E. Reif, S. C. Stearns, and R. Strathmann (1982) Adaptive aspects of development. pp. 215-235. In: J. T. Bonner [ed.], Evolution and Development. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (1982) The interaction of moving water and sessile organisms. Sci. Am. 247: 124-132. doi:10.1038/scientificamerican1282-124
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (1983) The morphology and performance of suspension-feeding appendages. J. Theor. Biol. 105: 1-11. doi:10.1016/0022-5193(83)90420-4
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (1984) How do benthic organisms withstand moving water? Amer. Zool. 24: 57-70. doi:10.1093/icb/24.1.57
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (1984) Mechanisms of particle capture by copepods at low Reynolds number: Possible modes of selective feeding. pp. 135-160. In: D. L. Meyers and J. R. Strickler [eds.], A. A. A. S. Selected Symposium #85: Trophic Interactions Within Aquatic Ecosystems. Westview Press, CO.
PDF Hanken, J. and M. A. R. Koehl (1984) Technique for visualizing the three-dimensional architecture of spiculated animals. Stain Technol. 59: 65-69.
PDF Sebens, K. P. and M. A. R. Koehl (1984) Predation on zooplankton by two benthic anthozoans, Alcyonium siderium (Alcoynacea) and Metridium senile (Actiniaria), in the New England subtidal. Mar. Biol. 81: 255-271. doi:10.1007/bf00393220
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. and S. A. Wainwright (1985) Biomechanics. pp. 292-313. In: M. L. Littler and D. S. Littler [eds.], Handbook of Phycological Methods. Ecological Field Methods: Macroalgae. Cambridge University Press, NY. doi:10.1111/j.1756-1051.1987.tb00972.x
PDF Denny, M. W., T. Daniel, and M. A. R. Koehl (1985) Mechanical limits to the size of wave- swept organisms. Ecol. Monogr. 55: 69-102. doi:10.2307/1942526
PDF Kingsolver, J. G. and M. A. R. Koehl (1985) Aerodynamics, thermoregulation, and the evolution of insect wings: Differential scaling and evolutionary change. Evolution 39: 488-504. doi:10.2307/2408648
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (1986) Seaweeds in moving water: Form and mechanical function. pp. 603-634. In: T. J. Givnish [ed.], On the Economy of Plant Form and Function. Cambridge University Press, NY.
PDF Childress, S., M. A. R. Koehl, and M. Miksis. (1987) Scanning currents in Stokes flow and the efficient feeding of small organisms. J. Fluid Mech. 177: 407-436. doi:10.1017/s0022112087001022
PDF Cheer, A. Y. L. and M. A. R. Koehl (1987) Paddles and rakes: Fluid flow through bristled appendages of small organisms. J. Theor. Biol. 129: 17-39. doi:10.1016/s0022-5193(87)80201-1
PDF Cheer, A. Y. L. and M. A. R. Koehl (1987) Fluid flow through filtering appendages of insects. I. M. A. J. Math. Appl. Med. Biol. 4: 185-199. doi:10.1093/imammb/4.3.185
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. and R. S. Alberte (1988) Flow, flapping, and photosynthesis of macroalgae: Functional consequences of undulate blade morphology. Mar. Biol. 99: 435-444. doi:10.1007/bf02112137
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (1989) From individuals to populations. pp. 39-53. In: R. M. May, J. Roughgarden, and S. A. Levin [eds.], Perspectives in Ecological Theory. Princeton University Press, NJ. doi:10.1515/9781400860180.39
PDF Kingsolver, J. G. and M. A. R. Koehl (1989) Selective factors in the evolution of insect wings: Response to Kukalova-Peck. Can. J. Zool. 67: 785-787. doi:10.1139/z89-114
PDF Koehl, M. A. R., D. S. Adams, and R. E. Keller (1990) Mechancial development of the notochord in early tail-bud amphibian embryos. pp. 471-485. In: N. Akkas [ed.], Biomechanics of Active Movement and Deformation of Cells. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-83631-2_19
PDF Adams, D. S., R. E. Keller, and M. A. R. Koehl (1990) Mechanism of straightening and elongation of the notochord of Xenopus laevis. Development 110: 115-130.
PDF Emerson, S. B. and M. A. R. Koehl (1990) The interaction of behavior and morphology in the evolution of a novel locomotor type: "Flying frogs". Evolution 44: 1931-1946. doi:10.2307/2409604
PDF Emerson, S. B., J. Travis, and M. A. R. Koehl (1990) Functional complexes and additivity in performance: A test case with flying frogs. Evolution 44: 2153-2157. doi:10.2307/2409624
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (1990) Biomechanical approaches to morphogenesis. Seminars in Developmental Biology 1: 367-378.
PDF Holbrook, N. M., M. Denny and M. A. R. Koehl. (1991) Intertidal "trees": Consequences of aggregation on the mechanical and photosynthetic characteristics of sea palms. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 146: 39-67. doi:10.1016/0022-0981(91)90254-t
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (1992) Hairy little legs: Feeding, smelling, and swimming at low Reynolds number. Contemp. Math. 141: 33-64. doi:10.1090/conm/141/02
PDF Lane, M. C., M. A. R. Koehl, F. Wilt, and R. Keller (1993) The role of regulated secretion of apical extracellular matrix in epithelial invagination. Development 117: 1049-1060.
PDF Koehl, M. A. R., T. M. Powell, and G. Dairiki. (1993) Measuring the fate of patches in the water: Larval dispersal. pp. 50-60. In: J. Steele, T. M. Powell, and S. A. Levin [eds.], Patch Dynamics in Terrestrial, Marine, and Freshwater Ecosystems. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-50155-5_5
PDF Full, R. J. and M. A. R. Koehl (1993) Drag and lift on running insects. J. Exp. Biol. 176: 89-101.
PDF Kingsolver, J. G. and M. A. R. Koehl (1994) Selective factors in the evolution of insect wings. Ann. Rev. Entomol. 39: 425-451. doi:annurev.ento.39.1.425
PDF Loudon, C., B. A. Best, and M. A. R. Koehl (1994) When does motion relative to neighboring surfaces alter the flow through an array of hairs? J. Exp. Biol. 193: 233-254.
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. and T. M. Powell (1994) Turbulent transport of larvae near wave-swept shores: Does water motion overwhelm larval sinking? pp. 261-274. In: H. Wilson, G. Shinn, and S. Stricker [eds.], Reproduction and Development of Marine Invertebrates. Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, MD.
PDF Johnson, A. J. and M. A. R. Koehl (1994) Maintainence of dynamic strain similarity and environmental stress factor in different flow habitats: Thallus allometry and material properties of a giant kelp. J. Exp. Biol. 195: 381-410.
PDF Davidson, L. A., M. A. R. Koehl, R. Keller, and G. F. Oster (1995) How do sea urchins invaginate? Using biomechanics to distinguish between mechanisms of primary invagination. Development 121: 2005-2018.
PDF Moore, S. W., R. E. Keller, and M. A. R. Koehl. (1995) The dorsal marginal zone stiffens anisotropically during its convergent extension in the gastrula of Xenopus laevis. Development 121: 3131-3140.
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (1995) Fluid flow through hair-bearing appendages: Feeding, smelling, and swimming at low and intermediate Reynolds number. Soc. Exp. Biol. Symp. 49: 157-182.
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (1996) Small-Scale fluid dynamics of olfactory antennae. Mar. Fresh. Behav. Physiol. 27: 127-141. doi:10.1080/10236249609378959
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (1996) When does morphology matter? Ann. Rev. Ecol. Syst. 27: 501-542. doi:10.1146/annurev.ecolsys.27.1.501
PDF Shimeta, J. and M. A. R. Koehl (1997) Mechanisms of particle selection by tentaculate suspension feeders during encounter, retention, and handling. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 209: 47-73. doi:10.1016/s0022-0981(96)02684-6
PDF Koehl, M. A. R., T. M. Powell, and E. L. Dobbins (1997) Effects of algal turf on mass transport and flow microhabitat of ascidians in a coral reef lagoon. Proc. 8th Int. Coral Reef Symp. 2: 1087-1092.
PDF Elul, T., M. A. R. Koehl, and R. Keller (1997) Cellular mechanisms underlying neural convergent extension in Xenopus laevis embryos: Neural deep cell explants. Devel. Biol. 191: 243-258. doi:10.1006/dbio.1997.8711
PDF Edlund, A. F. and M. A. R. Koehl (1998) Adhesion and reattachment of compound ascidians to various substrata. J. Exp. Biol. 201: 2397-2402.
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (1998) Physiological, ecological, and evolutionary consequences of the hydrodynamics of individual organisms. OEUVRE, (published electronically:
PDF Martinez, M. M., R. J. Full, and M. A. R. Koehl (1998) Underwater punting by an intertidal crab: A novel gait revealed by the kinematics of pedestrian locomotion in air vs. water. J. Exp. Biol. 201: 2609-2623.
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (1998) Small-scale hydrodynamics of feeding appendages of marine animals. Oceanography 11: 12 -14. doi:10.5670/oceanog.1998.02
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (1998) The quirks of jerks. Nature 396: 621-623. doi:10.1038/25231
PDF Davidson, L. A., G. F. Oster, R. E. Keller, and M. A. R. Koehl (1999) Measurements of mechanical properties of the blastula wall reveal which hypothesized mechanisms of primary invagination are physically plausible in the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus. Devel. Biol. 209: 221-238. doi:10.1006/dbio.1999.9249
PDF Mead, K. S., M. A. R. Koehl, and M. J. O'Donnell. (1999) Stomatopod Sniffing: The scaling of chemosensory sensillae and flicking behavior with body size. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 241: 235-261. doi:10.1016/s0022-0981(99)00087-8
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (1999) Ecological biomechanics of benthic organisms: Life history, mechanical design and temporal patterns of mechanical stress. J. Exp. Biol. 202: 3469-3476.
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (2000) Consequences of size change during ontogeny and evolution. pp. 67-86. In: J. H. Brown and G. B. West [eds.], Scaling in Biology. Oxford University Press, NY.
PDF Dickinson, M. H., C. T. Farley, R. J. Full, M. A. R. Koehl, R. Kram, and S. Lehman. (2000) How animals move: An integrative view. Science 288: 100-106. doi:10.1126/science.288.5463.100
PDF Koehl, M. A. R., K. J. Quillin, and C. A. Pell. (2000) Mechanical design of fiber-wound hydraulic skeletons: the stiffening and straightening of embryonic notochords. Amer. Zool. 40: 28-41. doi:10.1093/icb/40.1.28
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (2000) Mechanical design and hydrodynamics of blade-like algae: Chondracanthus exasperatus. pp. 295-308. In: H. C. Spatz and T. Speck [eds.], Proc. Third Internat. Conf. Plant Biomechanics. Thieme Verlag, Stuttgart.
PDF *Loudon, C. and M. A. R. Koehl. (2000) Sniffing by a silkworm moth: Wing fanning enhances air penetration through and pheromone interception by antennae. J. Exp. Biol. 203: 2977-2990.

    * This paper was featured in the "Editor's Choice" section of Science :
        (2000) Fanning the Flame. Science 289: 2007

PDF Mead, K. S. and M. A. R. Koehl (2000) Stomatopod antennule design: The asymmetry, sampling efficiency, and ontogeny of olfactory flicking. J. Exp. Biol. 203: 3795-3808.
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (2001) Fluid dynamics of animal appendages that capture molecules: Arthropod olfactory antennae. pp. 97-116 In: L. Fauci and S. Gueron [eds.], Conference Proceedings of the IMA Workshop on Computational Modeling in Biological Fluid Dynamics. Springer, NY. doi:10.1007/978-1-4613-0151-6_6
PDF Goldman, J. A. and M. A. R. Koehl. (2001) Fluid dynamic design of lobster olfactory organs: High-speed kinematic analysis of antennule flicking by Panulirus argus. Chem. Senses 26: 385-398. doi:10.1093/chemse/26.4.385
PDF Koehl, M. A. R., Helmuth, B. and R. Carpenter (2001) Growing and Flowing. pp. 17-29. In: J. A. Kaandorp and J. E. Kubler [eds.], The Algorithmic Beauty of Seaweeds, Sponges and Corals. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg. doi:10.1007/978-3-662-04339-4
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (2001) Transitions in function at low Reynolds number: Hair-bearing animal appendages. Math. Meth. Appl. Sci. 24: 1523-1532. doi:10.1002/mma.213.abs
PDF Koehl, M. A. R., J. R. Koseff, J. P. Crimaldi, M G. McCay, T. Cooper, M. B. Wiley, and P. A. Moore (2001) Lobster sniffing: Antennule design and hydrodynamic filtering of information in an odor plume. Science. 294: 1948-1951. doi:10.1126/science.1063724
PDF Stacey, M., K. S. Mead, and M. A. R. Koehl (2002) Molecule capture by olfactory antennules: Mantis shrimp. J. Math. Biol. 44: 1-30. doi:10.1007/s002850100111
PDF Crimaldi, J. P., M. A. R. Koehl, and J. R. Koseff (2002) Effects of the resolution and kinematics of olfactory appendages on the chemical signals they intercept in a turbulent odor plume. Environ. Fluid Mech. 2: 35-63. doi:10.1023/A:1016279617858
PDF Mead, K.S., M.B. Wiley, M.A.R. Koehl, and J.R. Koseff (2003) Fine-scale patterns of odor encounter by the antennules of mantis shrimp tracking turbulent plumes in wave-affected and unidirectional flow. J. Exp. Biol. 206: 181-193. doi:10.1242/jeb.00063
PDF Gaylord, B., M. W. Denny and M. A. R. Koehl (2003) Modulation of wave forces on kelp canopies by alongshore currents. Limnol. Oceanogr. 48: 860-871. doi:10.4319/lo.2003.48.2.0860
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (2003) Physical modelling in biomechanics. Phil. Trans. Roy. Soc. B. 358: 1589-1596. doi:10.1098/rstb.2003.1350
PDF Koehl, M. A. R., P. Jumars, and L. Karp-Boss (2003) Algal Biophysics. pp. 115-130. In: T. A. Norton [ed.], Out of the Past: Collected Reviews to Celebrate the Jubilee of the British Phycological society. The British Phycological Society, Belfast.
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. and M. G. Hadfield (2004) Soluble settlement cue in slowly-moving water within coral reefs induces larval adhesion to surfaces. J. Mar. Syst. 49: 75-88. doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2003.06.003
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (2004) Biomechanics of microscopic appendages: Functional shifts caused by changes in speed. J. Biomech. 37: 789-795. doi:10.1016/j.jbiomech.2003.06.001
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. and B. D. Wolcott (2004) Can function at the organismal level explain ecological patterns? Ecology 85: 1808-1810. doi:10.1890/03-0756
PDF Hadfield, M. G. and M. A. R. Koehl. (2004) Rapid behavioral responses of an invertebrate larva to dissolved settlement cue. Biol. Bull. 207: 28-43. doi:10.2307/1543626
PDF Wolgemuth, C. W., Y. Inclan, J. Quan, G. Oster and M. A. R. Koehl (2005) How to make a spiral bacterium. Physical Biology 2: 189-199. doi:10.1088/1478-3975/2/3/006
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (2006) The fluid mechanics of arthropod sniffing in turbulent odor plumes. Chem. Senses 31: 93-105. doi:10.1093/chemse/bjj009
PDF Fonseca, M. S. and M. A. R. Koehl. (2006) Flow in seagrass canopies: the influence of patch width. Est. Coastal Shelf Sci. 67: 1-9. doi:10.1016/j.ecss.2005.09.018
PDF Hadfield, M. G., A. Faucci, and M. A. R. Koehl. (2007) Measuring recruitment of minute larvae in a complex field environment: The corallivorous nudibranch Phestilla sibogae (Bergh). J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 338: 57-72. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2006.06.034
PDF Fonseca, M. S., M. A. R. Koehl and B. S. Kopp. (2007) Biomechanical factors contributing to self-organization in seagrass landscapes. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 340: 227-246. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2006.09.015
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (2007) Mini review: Hydrodynamics of larval settlement into fouling communities. Biofouling 23: 357-368. doi:10.1080/08927010701492250
PDF Koehl, M. A. R., J. A. Strother, M. A. Reidenbach, J. R. Koseff and M. G. Hadfield. (2007) Individual-based model of larval transport to coral reefs in turbulent, wave-driven flow: behavioral responses to dissolved settlement inducer. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 335: 1-18. doi:10.3354/meps335001
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. and M. A. Reidenbach. (2007) Swimming by microscopic organisms in ambient water flow. Exp. Fluids 43: 755-768. doi:10.1007/s00348-007-0371-6
PDF Stewart, H. L., C. E. Payri and M. A. R. Koehl. (2007) The role of buoyancy in mitigating reduced light in macroalgal aggregations. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 343: 11-20. doi:10.1016/j.jembe.2006.10.031
PDF Koehl, M. A. R., W. K. Silk, H. Liang, and L. Mahadevan. (2008) How kelp produce blade shapes suited to different flow regimes: A new wrinkle. Integr. Comp. Biol. 48: 318-330. doi:10.1093/icb/icn069
PDF Reidenbach M. A., N. T. George, and M. A. R. Koehl (2008) Antennule morphology and flicking kinematics facilitate odor sampling by the spiny lobster, Panulirus argus. J. Exp. Biol. 211: 2849-2858. doi:10.1242/jeb.016394
PDF Gaylord, B., M. W. Denny, and M. A. R. Koehl (2008) Flow forces on seaweeds: Field evidence for roles of wave impingement and organism inertia. Biol. Bull. 215: 295-308. doi:10.2307/25470713
PDF Reidenbach, M. A., J R. Koseff, and M. A. R. Koehl (2009) Hydrodynamic forces on larvae affect their settlement on coral reefs in turbulent, wave-driven flow. Limnol. Oceanogr.54: 318-330. doi:10.4319/lo.2009.54.1.0318
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. and M. A. Reidenbach (2010) Swimming by microscopic organisms in ambient water flow. pp.117-130. In: G. Taylor, M. Triantafyllou, and C. Tropea [eds.], Animal Locomotion. Springer-Verlag, Berlin. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-11633-9_11
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. and M. Hadfield. (2010) Hydrodynamics of larval settlement from a larva's point of view. Integr. Comp. Biol. 50: 539-551. doi:10.1093/icb/icq101
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (2010) How does morphology affect performance in variable environments? pp.177-191. In: P.R. Grant and B. Grant [eds.], In Search of the Causes of Evolution: From Field Observations to Mechanisms. Princeton University Press, NJ. doi:10.5860/choice.48-5679
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (2011) Hydrodynamics of sniffing by crustaceans. pp.85-102. In: T. Breithaupt and M. Theil [eds], Chemical Communication in Crustaceans. Springer-Verlag, NY. doi:10.1007/978-0-387-77101-4_5
PDF Dorgan K. M., S. Lefebvre, J. H. Stillman, and M. A. R. Koehl (2011) Energetics of burrowing by the cirratulid polychaete, Cirriformia moorei. J. Exp. Biol. 214: 2202-2214. doi:10.1242/jeb.054700
PDF Reidenbach, M. A. and M. A. R. Koehl (2011) The spatial and temporal patterns of odors sampled by lobsters and crabs in a turbulent plume. J. Exp. Biol. 214: 3138-3153. doi:10.1242/jeb.057547
PDF Koehl, M .A. R., D. Evangelista, and K. Yang (2011) Using physical models to study the gliding performance of extinct animals. Integr. Comp. Biol. 51: 1002-1018. doi:10.1093/icb/icr112
PDF Sutherland, K. R., J.O. Dabiri, and M.A.R. Koehl (2011) Simultaneous field measurements of ostracod swimming behavior and background flow. Limnology and Oceanography: Fluids and Environments 1: 135-146. doi:0.1215/21573698-1472410
PDF Schuech, R., M. T. Stacey, M. F. Barad, and M. A. R. Koehl (2011) Numerical simulations of odorant detection by biologically inspired sensor arrays. Bioinspir. Biomim. 7: 016001. doi:10.1088/1748-3182/7/1/016001
PDF Koehl, M. A. R., J. P. Crimaldi, and D. E. Dombroski (2013) Wind chop and ship wakes determine hydrodynamic stresses on larvae settling on different microhabitats in fouling communities. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 479: 47-62. doi:10.3354/meps10193
PDF Robinson, H. E., C. M. Finelli, and M. A. R. Koehl. (2013) Interactions between benthic predators and zooplanktonic prey are affected by turbulent waves. Integr. Comp. Biol. 53: 810-820. doi:10.1093/icb/ict092
PDF Roper, M., M. J. Dayel, R. E. Pepper, and M. A. R. Koehl (2013) Cooperatively generated stresslet flows supply fresh fluid to multicellular choanoflagellate colonies. Phys. Rev. Lett. 110: 228104. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.110.228104
PDF Evangelista, D., G. Cardona, E. Guenther-Gleason, T. Huynh, A. Kwong, D. Marks, N. Ray, A. Tisbe, K. Tse, and M. A. R. Koehl (2014) Aerodynamic characteristics of a feathered dinosaur measured using physical models. Effects of form on static stability and control effectiveness. PLOS One 9: e85203. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0085203
PDF Hadfield, M. G., B. T. Neved, S. L. Wilbur, and M. A. R. Koehl (2014) The biofilm cue for larval settlement in Hydroides elegans (Polychaeta): Is contact necessary or not? Mar. Biol. 161: 2577-2587. doi:10.1007/s00227-014-2529-0
PDF Waldrop, L. D., M. Hann, A. K. Henry, A. Kim, A. Punjabi, M. A. R. Koehl (2015) Ontogenetic changes in the olfactory antennules of the shore crab, Hemigrapsus oregonensis, maintain sniffing function during growth. J. R. Soc. Interface 102: 20141077. doi:10.1098/rsif.2014.1077
PDF Munk, Y., S. P. Yanoviak, M. A. R. Koehl, and R. Dudley. (2015) The Descent of Ant: Field-measured trajectories of gliding ants. J. Exp. Biol. 218: 1393-1401. doi:10.1242/jeb.106914
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. and T. Cooper. (2015) Swimming in and Unsteady World. Integr. Comp. Biol. 55: 683-697. doi:10.1093/icb/icv092
PDF Full, R. J., Dudley, R., Koehl, M. A. R., Libby, T., and Schwab, C. (2015) Interdisciplinary laboratory course facilitating the integration of knowledge, mutualistic teaming, and original discovery. Integr. Comp. Biology 55: 771-791. doi:10.1093/icb/icv095
PDF Pepper, R., J. S. Jaffe, E. Variano, and M. A. R. Koehl. (2015) Zooplankton in flowing water near benthic communities encounter rapidly fluctuating velocity gradients and accelerations. Mar. Biol. 162: 1939-1954. doi:10.1007/s00227-015-2713-x
PDF Waldrop, L. D., M. A. Reidenbach, and M. A. R. Koehl. (2015) Flexibility of crab chemosensory sensilla enables flicking antennules to sniff. Biol. Bull. 229: 185-198.
PDF Waldrop, L. D. and M. A. R. Koehl. (2016) Do terrestrial hermit crabs sniff? Air flow and odorant capture by flicking antennules. J. R. Soc. Interface 13: 20150850. doi:10.1098/rsif.2015.0850
PDF Mino, G. L., M. A. R. Koehl., N. King, and R. Stocker. (2017) Finding patches in a heterogeneous aquatic environment: pH-taxis by the dispersal stage of choanoflagellates. Limnol. Oceanogr. Lett. 2: 37-46. doi:10.1098/rsif.2015.0850
PDF Burnett, N. P., and M. A. R. Koehl (2017) Pneumatocysts provide buoyancy with minimal effect on drag for kelp in wave-driven flow. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 497: 1-10.
PDF Muijres, F.T., S.W. Chang, W.G. vanVeen, J. Spitzen, B.T. Biemans, M. A. R. Koehl,
R. Dudley (2017) Escaping blood-fed malaria mosquitoes minimize tactile detection without compromising on take-off speed. J. Exp. Biol. 220: 3751-3762. doi:10.1242/jeb.163402
PDF Pujara, N, M. A. R. Koehl, and E. A. Variano (2018) Rotations and accumulation of ellipsoidal microswimmers in isotropic turbulence. J. Fluid Mechanics 838: 356-368.
PDF Burnett, N. P. and M. A. R. Koehl. (2018) Knots and tangles weaken kelp fronds while increasing drag forces and epifauna on the kelp. J. Exp. Mar. Biol. Ecol. 508: 13 - 20.
PDF Nguyen, H, M.A.R. Koehl, C. Oakes, G. Bustamante, L. Fauci (2019) Effects of cell morphology and surface attachment on the hydrodynamic performance of unicellular choanoflagellates. J. Royal Society Interface 16:
PDF Burnett, N.P and M.A.R. Koehl (2019) Mechanical properties of the wave-swept kelp Egregia menziesii change with season, growth rate and herbivore wounds. J. Exp. Biol. 222: doi:10.1242/jeb.190595
PDF Fonseca, M.S, J.W. Fourqurean, M.A.R. Koehl. (2019) Effect of seagrass on current speed: Importance of flexibility versus shoot density. Frontiers in Marine Science 6: 376. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00376
PDF Kempes, C.P., M. A. R. Koehl, J. B. West (2019) The scales that limit: The physical boundaries of evolution. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. doi: 10.3389/fevo.2019.00242
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (2020) Selective factors in the evolution of multicellularity in choanoflagellates. Journal of Experimental Zoology B, Molecular and Developmental Evolution. DOI: 10.1002/jez.b.22941
PDF Kumler, W.E., J. Jorge, P.M. Kim, N. Iftekhara, M. A. R. Koehl (2020) Does formation of multicellular colonies by choanoflagellates affect their susceptibility to capture by passive protozoan predators? Eukaryotic Microbiology. doi: 10.1111/jeu.12808
PDF Burnett, N. P.and Koehl, M. A. R. (2020) Thallus pruning does not enhance survival or growth of a wave-swept kelp. Marine Biology 167: 52.
PDF Pepper, R. E., E. E. Riley, M. Baron, T. Hurot, L. T. Nielsen, M. A. R. Koehl, T. Kiørboe, A. Andersen (2021) The effect of external flow on the feeding currents of sessile microorganisms. J. Roy. Soc. Interface. 18: 20200953.
PDF Burnett, N. P. and M.A.R. Koehl (2021) Age affects the strain-rate dependence of mechanical properties of kelp tissues. American Journal of Botany 108: 769-776.
PDF Koehl, M. A. R and W. K Silk (2021) How kelp in drag lose their ruffles: Environmental cues, growth kinematics, and mechanical constraints govern curvature. Journal of Experimental Botany 72: 3677-3687.
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (2022) Ecological biomechanics of marine macrophytes. Journal of Experimental Botany 73: 1104–1121.
PDF Koehl, M. A. R., E. Perotti, D. Sischo, T. Hata, M.G. Hadfield (2022) Effects of currents, waves, and biofilms on motion and surface contacts of tubeworm larvae swimming above or below surfaces. Marine Ecology Progress Series 686: 107–126.
PDF Monthiller, R. A. Loisy, M. A. R. Koehl, B. Favier, C. Eloy (2022) Surfing on turbulence. Physical Review Letters 129: 064502.
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. and T. L. Daniel (2022) Hydrodynamic interactions between macroalgae and their epibionts. Frontiers in Marine Science: Local Hydrodynamics of Benthic Marine Organisms. 9: 872960.
PDF Burnett, N. P. and M. A. R. Koehl (2022) Ecological biomechanics of damage to macroalgae. Frontiers in Plant Science 13: 981904.
PDF Chin, N.E., T.C. Wu, J.M. O'Toole, K. Xu, T. Hata, and M. A. R. Koehl (2023) Formation of multicellular colonies by choanoflagellates increases susceptibility to capture by amoeboid predators. Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology 70: e12961,
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (2023) Of corpses, ghosts, and mirages: Biomechanical consequences of morphology depend on the environment. J. Exp. Biol. 226, jeb245442. doi:10.1242/jeb.245442
PDF Nguyen, H., Ross, E., Cortez, R., Fauci, L., and Koehl, M. A. R. (2023). Effects of prey capture on the swimming and feeding performance of choanoflagellates. Flow 3: E22, doi:10.1017/flo.2023.16
PDF Koehl, M. A. R. (2024) A life outside. Annu. Rev. Mar. Sci. 2024. 16: 17.1–17.23

  • Public Dissemination Of Research Contributions:

    • I appeared on a "NOVA" televison program (P.B.S.), "Living Machines" (in 1980).
    • An article about my research on copepods, "Active eating in a syrupy sea", appeared in Science News, (Jan. 17, 1981).
    • An article about my research on sea anemones appeared in Newton (Japanese magazine about science), March, 1984.
    • A number of articles about the research on the evolution of insect wings that I did with Joel Kingsolver have appeared in various newspapers. Magazine articles about it include:
      • Gould, S. J. (1985) Not necessarily a wing: Which came first, the function or the form? Natural History 94: 12-25. ("This View of Life" column).
      • Lewin, R. (1985) On the origin of insect wings. Science 230: 428-429. ("Research News" section).
      • (1986) Flights of conjecture. Scientific American 254: 66B. ("Science and the Citizen" section).
      • Morell, V. (1987) The origin of flight. Equinox 32: 13-16.
      I was interviewed about the insect wing research on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's science program, "Quirks and Quarks".
    • My research was profiled in Discover magazine: Franklin, D. (1991) The shape of life. Discover 12: 10-15.
    • I am one of the women featured in a book: Schatz, H. (1992) Gifted Woman, Pacific Photographic Press, and in a show ("Gifted Woman") at the Oakland Museum in 1993.
    • Australian Broadcasting Corporation TV Science Unit filmed (in 1992) a piece about my research for their science series "Quantum".
    • I was one of the people featured in: Smith, A. D. (1995) Bay area brain trust: 101 achievers who make this the smartest place on earth. San Francisco Focus Magazine 42: 30 -47.
    • I am one of the scientists featured in: Sherrer, B.F. and B.S. Sherrer [eds.] (1996) Notable Women Scientists in the Life Sciences. Greenwood Publishing, Westport, CN.
    • Research Kate Loudon and I did on the fluid dynamics of molecule capture by moth antennae was featured in the "Editor's Choice" section of Science: (2000) Fanning the Flame. Science 289: 2007.
    • Research on how olfactory antennules of marine animals capture odor signals from turbulent currents that I did with J. Koseff has been featured in television (Canadian Discover, Tech TV) and radio (PBS "Todd Mundt Show"; CBC "Quirks and Quarks") shows as well as in many newspaper articles (e.g. New York Times) (2001 and 2002)
    • I am one of the scientists featured in: Gladfelter, Elizabeth Higgins. 2002. Agassiz's Legacy: Scientists' Reflections on the Value of Field Experience. New York: Oxford University Press. 437 pp.
    • I am one of the scientists featured in the series of children's books, "Women's Adventures in Science" sponsored by the National Academies of Science: Parks, D. (2005) Nature's Machines. Joseph Henry Press, and Scholastic.
    • Participated in Family Science Day at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2006). Joined with other women featured in the book series "Women's Adventures in Science" to meet with children to spark interest in becoming scientists.
    • Interviewed on the radio and given public talks at bookstores about the physics and biology of rocky coasts, the subject of book, Wave-Swept Shore (2006-2007).
    • Gave public lecture at Point Reyes National Seashore Visitor's Center about the physics and biology of rocky coasts (2007).
    • Other articles about our work include:
      • Zakrewsky, J. (2007) At water’s edge. Gettysburg Magazine 92: 10-15.
      • Wong, K. M. (2008) Mother Nature’s Engineering. Science Matters, Vol. 5, Issue 36.
      • Yeoman, B. (2008) Lobsta got to sniff, Dinosaur got to fly. Duke Magazine, Sept.-Oct. Issue: 52-57.
      • Mackenzie, D. (2008) From flu to lobsters to DNA. Emissary, Spring Issue: 9-11.
    • Gave a public lecture at the National Math Festival (held at the Smithsonian Institution, sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study Princeton, and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute Berkeley (2015)
    • Spoke at a science cafe for the public in Aspen, CO, sponsored by the Aspen Center for Physics (2015)
    • Our research on how mosquitoes take off without a tactile signal to their host has been featured in a number of articles:
      • Knight, K. (2017) Inside JEB: Softly, softly, mosquitoes outwit human victims. Journal of Experimental Biology 220: 3605. ("This View of Life" column).
      • Pierre-Louis, K. (2017) Mosquitoes evolved to fly away with a belly full of your blood—without you ever noticing. Popular Science.
      • Quintanilla, M. (2017) The physics of mosquito takeoffs shows why you don’t feel a thing. Science News 92: 13.
      • Sanders, R. (2017) A mosquito's secret weapon: a light touch and strong wings. Berkeley News.
      • Weisberger, M. (2017) How Blood-Bloated Mosquitoes Stealthily Avoid a Swat. Live Science.
      • Smith, B. (2017) Understanding how mosquitos take off so quickly could help inform drone design. Australian Broadcasting Corporation - News - Science