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Department of Zoology



Studying fluid dynamics in Nepenthes pitcher plants, namely pitcher response to rainfall and the mechanical adaptations of pitcher infauna.

This research is funded through the Whitten Studentship for Aquatic Biology.


Key publications: 

DM Kaimaki, CNS Andrew, AEL Attipoe, D Labonte (2022). The physical properties of the stick insect pad secretion are independent of body size. R. Soc. Int. 19: 191.