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Edited books (3):



Aerts, P., K. D'Aout, A. Herrel and R. Van Damme (2002) Topics in Functional and Ecological Vertebrate Morphology. Shaker Publishing, Maastricht.






Herrel, A., T. Speck and N. Rowe (2006) Ecology and Biomechanics: A mechanical approach to the ecology of animals and plants. CRC Press, Boca Raton. 352 pp.






Tolley, K.A. and A. Herrel (2013) The Biology of chameleons. University of California Press, Berkeley. 296 pp.




Chapters in books or encyclopedia (14):



Herrel, A. (1999) Adaptations to herbivory. In: Corucia zebrata, Der Wickelschwanzskink (A. Hauschild und P. Gabner eds.). Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster. pp. 33-34. full text (PDF)





Herrel, A. (2000) Die Funktion der Zungenfärbung bei Blauzungenskinken (Tiliqua spp.). In: Blauzungenskinke, Beiträge zu Tiliqua und Cyclodomorphus (A. Hauschild, R. Hitz, G. Shea und H. Werning eds.). Natur und Tier Verlag, Münster. pp. 27-30. (English version: 2004 "Blue-tongued skinks, contributions to Tiliqua and Cyclodomorphus"; Matthias Schmidt Publications).full text (PDF)




Aerts, P., K. D'Aout, A. Herrel and R. Van Damme (2002) Introduction. In: Topics in Functional and Ecological Vertebrate Morphology (P. Aerts, K. D'aout, A. Herrel and R. Van Damme, Eds.). Shaker Publishing, Maastricht. pp. 1-4. full text (PDF)






Meyers, J.J., A. Herrel and J. Birch (2002) Scaling of morphology, bite force, and feeding kinematics in an iguanian and a scleroglossan lizard. In: Topics in Functional and Ecological Vertebrate Morphology (P. Aerts, K. D'aout, A. Herrel and R. Van Damme, Eds.). Shaker Publishing, Maastricht. pp. 47-62. full text (PDF)





Van Cakenberghe, V., A. Herrel and L.F. Aguirre (2002) Evolutionary relationships between cranial shape and diet in bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera). In: Topics in Functional and Ecological Vertebrate Morphology (P. Aerts, K. D'aout, A. Herrel and R. Van Damme, Eds.). Shaker Publishing, Maastricht. pp. 205-236. full text (PDF)



  • Herrel, A. and P. Aerts (2003) Biomechanical Studies of Food and Diet Selection. In: Nature Encyclopedia of Life Sciences. Nature Publishing Group, London. http://www.els.net/ [doi:10.1038/npg.els.0003213] full text (PDF)



    Vanhooydonck, B., P. Aerts, D.J. Irschick and A. Herrel (2006) Power generation during locomotion in Anolis lizards: an ecomorphological approach. In: Ecology and Biomechanics: A mechanical approach to the ecology of animals and plants (A. Herrel, T. Speck and N. Rowe, Eds.). CRC Press, Boca Raton. pp. 253-269. full text (PDF) (large file - 5mb)





    Herrel, A. (2007) Herbivory and foraging mode in lizards. In: Lizard Ecology: The evolutionary consequences of foraging mode. (S.M. Reilly, L.D. McBrayer and D.B. Miles, Eds.) Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. pp. 209-236. full text (PDF) (large file - 8mb)






    Vanhooydonck, B., A. Herrel and R. Van Damme (2007) Interactions between habitat use, behavior and the trophic niche of lacertid lizards. In: Lizard Ecology: The evolutionary consequences of foraging mode. (S.M. Reilly, L.D. McBrayer and D.B. Miles, Eds.) Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. pp. 427-449. full text (PDF) (large file - 5.6mb)





    Herrel, A., J. Van Damme and P. Aerts (2007) Cervical anatomy and function in turtles. In: The Biology of turtles (J. Wyneken, V.L. Bels and M.H. Godfrey, Eds.). CRC Press, Boca Raton. pp. 145-167. full text (PDF)


  • Herrel, A., S. Van Wassenbergh and P. Aerts (2012) Biomechanical Studies of Food and Diet Selection. In: eLS 2012, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd: Chichester http://www.els.net/ [DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0003213.pub2]



    Herrel, A. (2013) The physiology of chameleons. In: The Biology of chameleons (K.A. Tolley and A. Herrel, Eds.). University of California Press, Berkeley. pp. 57-62. full text (PDF)





    Measey, J.G., A. Raselimanana and A. Herrel (2013) Ecology and life-history of chameleons. In: The Biology of chameleons (K.A. Tolley and A. Herrel, Eds.). University of California Press, Berkeley. pp. 85-114. full text (PDF)





    Tolley, K.A. and A. Herrel (2013) Introduction. In: The Biology of chameleons (K.A. Tolley and A. Herrel, Eds.). University of California Press, Berkeley. pp. 1-6. full text (PDF)




    Journal publications (321):

  • Herrel, A., J. Cleuren and F. De Vree (1995) Prey capture in the lizard Agama stellio. J. Morphol. 224: 313-329. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., J. Cleuren and F. De Vree (1996) Kinematics of feeding in the lizard Agama stellio. J. Exp. Biol. 199: 1727-1742. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel A., R. Van Damme and F. De Vree (1996) Sexual dimorphism of head size in Podarcis hispanica atrata: Testing the dietary divergence hypothesis by bite force analysis. Neth. J. Zool. 46 (3/4): 253-262. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., J. Cleuren and F. De Vree (1997) Quantitative analysis of jaw and hyolingual muscle activity during feeding in the lizard Agama stellio. J. Exp. Biol. 200: 101-115. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., I. Wauters, P. Aerts, and F. De Vree (1997) The mechanics of ovophagy in the beaded lizard (Heloderma horridum). J. Herpetol. 31(3): 383-393. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., P. Aerts and F. De Vree (1998) Static biting in lizards: functional morphology of the temporal ligaments. J. Zool Lond. 244: 135-143. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., P. Aerts and F. De Vree (1998) Ecomorphology of the lizard feeding apparatus: a modelling approach. Neth. J. Zool. 48(1): 1-25. full text (PDF) - large file !

  • Herrel A., J-P Timmermans and F. De Vree (1998) Tongue-flicking in agamid lizards: morphology, kinematics and muscle activity patterns. Anat. Rec. 252(1): 102-116. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., L. Spithoven, R. Van Damme and F. De Vree (1999) Sexual dimorphism of head size in Gallotia galloti; testing the niche divergence hypothesis by functional analyses. Funct. Ecol. 13(3): 289-297. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A. and F. De Vree (1999) The cervical musculature in helodermatid lizards. Belg. J. Zool. 129(1): 175-186. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., P. Aerts, J. Fret and F. De Vree (1999). Morphology of the feeding system in agamid lizards; ecological correlates. Anat Rec. 254(4): 496-507. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A. and F. De Vree (1999). Kinematics of intraoral transport and swallowing in the herbivorous lizard Uromastix acanthinurus. J. Exp. Biol. 202(9): 1127-1137. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., M. Verstappen and F. De Vree (1999) Modulatory complexity of the feeding repertoire in scincid lizards. J. Comp. Physiol. A. 184(5): 501-518. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., F. De Vree, V. Delheusy and C. Gans (1999) Cranial kinesis in gekkonid lizards. J. Exp. Biol. 202: 3687-3698. full text (PDF)

  • Zaaf, A., A. Herrel, P. Aerts and F. De Vree (1999) Morphology and morphometrics of the appendicular musculature in geckoes with different locomotor habits (Lepidosauria). Zoomorphology 119(1), 9-22. full text (PDF)

  • Aerts, P., R. Van Damme, B. Vanhooydonck, A. Zaaf and A. Herrel (2000) Lizard locomotion: how morphology meets ecology. Neth. J. Zool. 50(2): 261-278. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., P. Aerts and F. De Vree (2000) Cranial kinesis in geckoes: functional implications. J. Exp. Biol. 203: 1415-1423. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., J.J. Meyers, K.C. Nishikawa and P. Aerts (2000) The mechanics of prey prehension in chameleons. J. Exp. Biol. 203: 3255-3263. full text (PDF)

  • Aerts, P., J. Van Damme and A. Herrel (2001) Intrinsic mechanics and control of fast cranio-cervical movements in aquatic feeding turtles. Am. Zool. 41: 1299-1310. full text (PDF)

  • Alfaro, M. and A. Herrel (2001) Major issues of feeding motor control in vertebrates. Am. Zool. 41: 1243-1247. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., R. Van Damme, B. Vanhooydonck and F. De Vree (2001) The implications of bite performance for diet in two species of lacertid lizards. Can. J. Zool. 79: 662-670. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., E. De Grauw and J.A. Lemos-Espinal (2001) Head shape and bite performance in xenosaurid lizards. J. Exp. Zool. 290: 101-107. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., J.J. Meyers, K.C. Nishikawa and F. De Vree (2001) Morphology and histochemistry of the hyolingual apparatus in chameleons. J. Morphol. 249: 154-170. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., J.J. Meyers and B. Vanhooydonck (2001) Relations between habitat use and body shape in a phrynosomatid lizard (Urosaurus ornatus): a population-level analysis. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 74: 305-314. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., J.J. Meyers, P. Aerts and K.C. Nishikawa (2001) Functional implications of supercontracting muscle in the chameleon tongue retractors. J. Exp. Biol. 204: 3621-3627. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., J.J. Meyers, K.C. Nishikawa and F. De Vree (2001) The evolution of feeding motor patterns in lizards: modulatory complexity and constraints. Am. Zool. 41: 1311-1320. full text (PDF)

  • Zaaf, A., R. Van Damme, A. Herrel and P. Aerts (2001) Spatio temporal gait characteristics of level and vertical locomotion in a level-running and a climbing gecko. J. Exp. Biol. 204: 1233-1246. full text (PDF)

  • Zaaf, A., R. Van Damme, A. Herrel and P. Aerts (2001) Limb joint kinematics during vertical climbing and level running in a specialist climber: Gekko gecko (Lacertilia: Gekkonidae). Belg. J. Zool. 131:173-182. full text (PDF)

  • Aguirre, L.F., A. Herrel, R. Van Damme and E. Matthysen (2002) Ecomorphological analysis of trophic niche partitioning in a tropical savanna bat community. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B. 269: 1271-1278. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., D. Adriaens, P. Aerts and W. Verraes (2002) Bite performance in clariid fishes with hypertrophied jaw adductors as deduced by bite modelling. J. Morphol. 253: 196-205. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., J.J. Meyers, J.-P. Timmermans and K.C. Nishikawa (2002) Supercontracting muscle: producing tension over extreme muscle lengths. J. Exp. Biol. 205: 2167-2173. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., J.J. Meyers and B. Vanhooydonck (2002) Relations between micro habitat use and limb shape in phrynosomatid lizards. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 77(1): 149-163. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., J.C. O'Reilly and A.M. Richmond (2002) Evolution of bite performance in turtles. J. Evol. Biol. 15: 1083-1094. full text (PDF)

  • Meyers, J.J., A. Herrel and K.C. Nishikawa (2002) Comparative study of the innervation patterns of the hyobranchial musculature in three iguanian lizards, Sceloporus undulatus, Pseudotrapelus sinaitus and Chamaeleo jacksonii. Anat. Rec. 267: 177-189. full text (PDF)

  • Verwaijen, D., R. Van Damme and A. Herrel (2002) Relationships between head size, bite force, prey handling efficiency and diet in two sympatric lacertid lizards. Funct Ecol. 16: 842-850. full text (PDF)

  • Aguirre, L.F., A. Herrel, R. Van Damme and E. Mathyssen (2003) The implications of food hardness for diet in bats. Funct. Ecol. 17: 201-212. full text (PDF)

  • Dumont, E.R. and A. Herrel (2003) The effects of gape angle and bite point on bite force in bats. J. Exp. Biol. 206: 2117-2123. full text (PDF)

  • Irschick, D.J., B. Vanhooydonck, A. Herrel and A. Andronescu (2003) Effects of loading and size on maximum power output and gait characteristics in geckos. J. Exp. Biol. 206: 3923-3934. full text (PDF)

  • Toro, E., A. Herrel, B. Vanhooydonck and D.J. Irschick (2003) A biomechanical analysis of intra- and interspecific scaling of jumping biomechanics and morphology in Caribbean Anolis lizards. J. Exp. Biol. 206: 2641-2652. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., B. Vanhooydonck, R. Joachim and D.J. Irschick (2004) Frugivory in polychrotid lizards: effects of body size. Oecologia 140: 160-168. full text (PDF). The original publication is available at springerlink.com

  • Herrel, A., B. Vanhooydonck and R. Van Damme (2004) Omnivory in lacertid lizards:adaptive evolution or constraint ? J. Evol. Biol. 17: 974-984. full text (PDF)

  • Huysentruyt, F., D. Adriaens, G.G. Teugels, S. Devaere, A. Herrel, W. Verraes and P. Aerts (2004) Diet composition in relation to morphology in some African aguilliform clariid catfishes. Belg. J. Zool. 134: 41-46. full text (PDF)

  • Lailvaux, S.P., A. Herrel, B. Vanhooydonck, J.J. Meyers and D.J. Irschick (2004) Fighting tactics differ in two distinct male phenotypes in a lizard: Heavyweight and lightweight bouts. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B. 271: 2501-2508. full text (PDF)

  • Toro, E., A. Herrel and D.J. Irschick (2004) The evolution of jumping performance in Caribbean Anolis lizards: resolution of a biomechanical trade-off? Am. Nat. 163: 844-856. full text (PDF).

  • Van Wassenbergh, S., A. Herrel, D. Adriaens and P. Aerts (2004) Effects of jaw adductor hypertrophy on buccal expansions during feeding of airbreathing catfishes (Teleostei, Clariidae). Zoomorphology 123: 81-93. full text (PDF)

  • Vincent, S.E., A. Herrel and D.J. Irschick (2004) Sexual dimorphism in head shape and diet in the cottonmouth snake (Agkistrodon piscivorus). J. Zool., Lond. 264:53-59. full text (PDF)

  • Vincent, S., A. Herrel and D.J. Irschick (2004) Ontogeny of intersexual head shape and prey selection in the pitviper Agkistrodon piscivorus. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 81: 151-159. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., J. Podos, S.K. Huber and A.P. Hendry (2005) Bite performance and morphology in a population of Darwin's finches: implications for the evolution of beak shape. Funct. Ecol. 19: 43-48. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., J. Podos, S.K. Huber and A.P. Hendry (2005) Evolution of bite force in Darwin's finches: a key role for head width. J. Evol. Biol. 18: 669-675. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., M. Canbek, Ü. Özelmas, M. Uyanoglu and M. Karakaya (2005) Comparative functional analysis of the hyolingual anatomy in lacertid lizards. Anat. Rec. 284: 561-573. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., S. Van Wassenbergh, S. Wouters, P. Aerts and D. Adriaens (2005) A functional morphological approach to the scaling of the feeding system in the African catfish, Clarias gariepinus. J. Exp. Biol. 208: 2091-2102. full text (PDF)

  • Irschick, D.J., B. Vanhooydonck, A. Herrel and J.J. Meyers (2005) Intraspecific correlations among morphology, performance, and habitat use within a green anole lizard (Anolis carolinensis) population. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 85: 211-221. full text (PDF)

  • Irschick, D.J., E. Carlisle, J. Elstrott, M. Ramos, C. Buckley, B. Vanhooydonck, J.J. Meyers and A. Herrel (2005) A comparison of habitat use, morphology, clinging performance, and escape behavior among two divergent green anole lizard (Anolis carolinensis) populations. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 85: 223-234. full text (PDF)

  • Irschick D.J., A. Herrel, B. Vanhooydonck, K. Huyghe and R. Van Damme (2005) Locomotor compensation creates a mismatch between laboratory and field estimates of escape speed in lizards. Evolution 59: 1579-1587. full text (PDF)

  • Metzger K.A. and A. Herrel (2005) Correlations between lizard cranial shape and diet: a quantitative, phylogenetically informed analysis. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 86:433-466. full text (PDF)

  • Meyers, J.J. and A. Herrel (2005) Prey capture kinematics of ant eating lizards. J. Exp. Biol. 208: 113-127. full text (PDF)

  • Vanhooydonck, B., A. Herrel and D.J. Irschick (2005) Does dewlap size predict male bite force in Jamaican Anolis lizards? Funct. Ecol. 19: 38-42. full text (PDF)

  • Vanhooydonck, B., A. Andronescu, A. Herrel and D.J. Irschick (2005) Effects of substrate structure on speed and acceleration capacity in climbing geckos. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 85: 385-393. full text (PDF)

  • Vanhooydonck, B., A. Herrel, J.J. Meyers, R. Van Damme and D.J. Irschick (2005) The relationship between dewlap size and performance changes with age and sex in an A. carolinensis lizard population. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 59: 157-165. full text (PDF)

  • Van Wassenbergh, S., P. Aerts, D. Adriaens and A. Herrel (2005) A dynamical model of mouth closing movements in clariid catfishes: the role of enlarged jaw adductors. J. Theor. Biol. 234: 49-65. full text (PDF)

  • Van Wassenbergh, S., P. Aerts and A. Herrel (2005) Scaling of suction feeding kinematics and dynamics in the African catfish Clarias gariepinus. J. Exp. Biol. 208: 2103-2114. full text (PDF)

  • Van Wassenbergh, S., A. Herrel, D. Adriaens and P. Aerts (2005) A test of mouth-opening and hyoid-depression mechanisms during prey capture in a catfish. J. Exp. Biol. 208: 4627-4639. full text (PDF)

  • Vincent, S.E., A. Herrel and D.J. Irschick (2005) Aquatic versus terrestrial strike performance and kinematics in the pitviper, Agkistrodon piscivorus. J. Exp. Zool. 303:476-488. full text (PDF)

  • Bilcke, J., A. Herrel and R. Van Damme (2006) Correlated evolution of aquatic prey capture strategies in European and American Natricine snakes. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 88: 73-83. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A. and A.C. Gibb (2006) Ontogeny of performance in vertebrates. Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 79: 1-6. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A. and J.C. O'Reilly (2006) Ontogenetic scaling of bite force in lizards and turtles. Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 79: 31-42. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., R. Joachim, B. Vanhooydonck and D.J. Irschick (2006) Ecological consequences of ontogenetic changes in head shape and bite performance in the Jamaican lizard Anolis lineatopus. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 89: 443-454. full text (PDF)

  • Irschick D.J., G. Gentry, A. Herrel and B. Vanhooydonck (2006) Seasonal patterns of Sarcophaid fly infections and male mortality in a North American lizard (Anolis carolinensis) population. J. Herpetol. 40: 107-112. full text (PDF)

  • Irschick D.J., M. Ramos, C. Buckley, J. Elstrott, E. Carlisle, S. Lailvaux, N. Bloch, A. Herrel and B. Vanhooydonck (2006) Are morphology -> performance relationships invariant across different seasons? A test with the green anole lizard (Anolis carolinensis). Oikos 114: 49-59. full text (PDF)

  • Irschick D.J., A. Herrel and B. Vanhooydonck (2006) Whole-organism studies of adhesion in pad-bearing lizards. J. Comp. Physiol. A. 192: 1169-1177. full text (PDF)

  • Measey, J. and A. Herrel (2006) Rotational feeding in caecilians: putting a spin on the evolution of cranial design. Biology Letters 2: 485-487. full text (PDF)

  • Metzger, K. and A. Herrel (2006) Utility of skeletal mass as a measure of body size in lizards. J. Herpetol. 40: 381-384. full text (PDF)

  • Meyers, J.J., D.J. Irschick, B. Vanhooydonck and A. Herrel (2006) Divergent roles for multiple sexual signals in a polygynous lizard. Funct. Ecol. 20: 709-716. full text (PDF)

  • Meyers, J.J., A. Herrel and K.C. Nishikawa (2006) Ecomorphology of the feeding system in a specialized group of lizards (Phrynosoma). Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 89: 13-24. full text (PDF)

  • Toro, E., A. Herrel and D.J. Irschick (2006) Movement control strategies during jumping in a lizard (Anolis valencienni). J. Biomech. 39: 2014-2019. full text (PDF)

  • Vanhooydonck, B., A. Herrel, R. Van Damme and D.J. Irschick (2006) The quick and the fast: the evolution of acceleration capacity in Anolis lizards. Evolution 60: 2137-2147. full text (PDF)

  • Vanhooydonck, B., A. Herrel and D.J. Irschick (2006) Out on a limb: the differential effect of substrate diameter on acceleration capacity in Anolis lizards. J. Exp. Biol. 209: 4515-4523. full text (PDF)

  • Van Wassenbergh, S., P. Aerts and A. Herrel (2006) Scaling of suction feeding performance in the catfish Clarias gariepinus. Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 79: 43-56. full text (PDF)

  • Van Wassenbergh, S., A. Herrel, D. Adriaens and P. Aerts (2006) Modulation and variability of prey capture kinematics in clariid catfishes J. Exp. Zool. Part A 305: 559-569. full text (PDF)

  • Van Wassenbergh, S., P. Aerts and A. Herrel (2006) Hydrodynamic modeling of aquatic suction performance and intra-oral pressures: limitations for comparative studies. J. R. Soc. Interface 3: 507-514. full text (PDF)

  • Van Wassenbergh, S., A. Herrel, D. Adriaens and P. Aerts (2006) No trade-off between biting and suction feeding performance in clariid catfish. J Exp. Biol. 210: 27-36. full text (PDF)

  • Van Wassenbergh, S., A. Herrel, D. Adriaens, F. Huysentruyt, S. Devaere and P. Aerts (2006) Catfish strikes on land. Nature 440: 881. full text (PDF)

  • Vincent, S.E., B.R. Moon, R. Shine and A. Herrel (2006) The functional meaning of "prey size" in water snakes (Nerodia fasciata, Colubridae). Oecologia 147: 204-211. full text (PDF)

  • Vincent, S.E., P.D. Dang, A. Herrel and N.J. Kley (2006) Morphological integration and adaptation in the snake feeding system: a comparative phylogenetic study. J. Evol. Biol. 19: 1545-1554. full text (PDF), appendix (PDF)

  • Bilcke, J., A. Herrel and P. Aerts (2007) Effect of prey- and predator size on the capture success of an aquatic snake. Belg. J. Zool. 137: 191-195. full text (PDF)

  • Castilla, A.M., A. Herrel, G. Diaz and A. Francesch (2007) Developmental stage affects eggshell breaking strength in two ground-nesting birds: the partridge (Alectoris rufa) and the quail (Coturnix japonica). J Exp. Zool. A. 307: 471-477. full text (PDF)

  • Geerinckx, T., M. Brunain, A. Herrel, P. Aerts and D. Adriaens (2007) A head with a suckermouth: a functional-morphological study of the head of the suckermouth armoured catfish Ancistrus cf. triradiatus (Loridariidae, Siluriformes). Belg. J. Zool. 137: 47-66. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., L.D. McBrayer and P.M. Larson (2007) Functional basis for intersexual differences in bite force in the lizard Anolis carolinensis. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 91: 111-119. full text (PDF) The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com

  • Herrel, A., R.S. James and R. Van Damme (2007) Fight versus flight: physiological basis for temperature dependent behavioral shifts in lizards. J. Exp. Biol. 210: 1762-1767. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., V. Schaerlaeken, J.J. Meyers, K.A. Metzger and C.F. Ross (2007) The evolution of cranial design and performance in squamates: consequences of skull-bone reduction on feeding behavior. Integr. Comp. Biol. 47: 107-117. full text (PDF)

  • Huyghe, K., A. Herrel, B. Vanhooydonck, J.J. Meyers and D.J. Irschick (2007) Microhabitat use, diet, and performance data on the Hispaniolan twig anole, Anolis sheplani. Zoology 110: 2-8. full text (PDF)

  • Huyghe, K., B. Vanhooydonck, A. Herrel, Z. Tadic and R. Van Damme (2007) Morphology, performance, behaviour and ecology of three colour morphs in males of the lizard Podarcis melisellensis. Integr. Comp. Biol. 47: 211-220. full text (PDF)

  • Irschick, D.J., A. Herrel, B. Vanhooydonck and R. Van Damme (2007) A functional approach to sexual selection. Funct. Ecol. 21: 621-626. full text (PDF)

  • James, R.S., C.A. Navas and A. Herrel (2007) How important are skeletal muscle mechanics in setting limits on jumping performance? J. Exp. Biol. 210: 923-933. full text (PDF)

  • Parmentier, E., M. Fine, P. Vandewalle, O. Colleye, B. Frederich and A. Herrel (2007) Sound production in the clownfish Amphipirion clarkii. Science 316: 1006. full text (PDF)

  • Ross, C.F., A. Eckhardt, A. Herrel, W.L. Hylander, K.A. Metzger, V. Schaerlaeken, R.L. Washington and S.H. Williams (2007) Modulation of intra-oral processing in mammals and lepidosaurs. Integr. Comp. Biol. 47:118-136. full text (PDF)

  • Schaerlaeken, V., J.J. Meyers and A. Herrel (2007) Modulation of prey capture kinematics and the role of lingual sensory feedback in the lizard Pogona vitticeps. Zoology 110: 127-138. full text (PDF)

  • Vanhooydonck, B., R. Van Damme, A. Herrel and D.J. Irschick (2007) A performance based approach to distinguish indices from handicaps in sexual selection studies. Funct. Ecol. 21: 645-652. full text (PDF)

  • Vanhooydonck, B., A. Herrel and D.J. Irschick (2007) Determinants of sexual differences in escape behavior in Anolis lizards: a comparative approach. Integr. Comp. Biol. 47: 200-210. full text (PDF)

  • Van Wassenbergh, S., A. Herrel, D. Adriaens and P. Aerts (2007) Interspecific variation in sternohyoideus muscle morphology in clariid catfishes: functional implications for suction feeding. J. Morphol. 268: 232-242. full text (PDF)

  • Van Wassenbergh, S., A. Herrel, R.S. James and P. Aerts (2007) Scaling of contractile properties of catfish feeding muscles. J. Exp. Biol. 210: 1183-1193. full text (PDF)

  • Velasco, J and A. Herrel (2007) Ecomorphology of Anolis lizards of Chocoě region in Colombia and comparisons with Greater Antillean ecomorphs. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 92: 29-39. full text (PDF)

  • Vincent, S.E., B.R. Moon, A. Herrel and N.J. Kley (2007) Are ontogenetic shifts in diet linked to shifts in feeding mechanics? Scaling of the feeding system in the banded watersnake, Nerodia fasciata. J. Exp. Biol. 210: 2057-2069. full text (PDF)

  • Vincent, S.E. and A. Herrel (2007) Functional and ecological correlates of ecologically-based dimorphisms in squamate reptiles. Integr. Comp. Biol. 47: 172-188. full text (PDF)

  • Wyckmans, M., S. Van Wassenbergh, D. Adriaens, R. Van Damme and A. Herrel (2007) Size-related changes in cranial morphology affect diet in the catfish Clariallabes longicauda. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 92: 323-334. full text (PDF)

  • Abdala, V., A.S. Manzano and A. Herrel (2008) The distal forelimb musculature in aquatic and terrestrial turtles: phylogeny or environmental constraints? J. Anat. 213: 159-172. full text (PDF)

  • Anderson, R., L.D. McBrayer and A. Herrel (2008) Bite force in vertebrates: opportunities and caveats for use of a nonpareil whole-animal performance measure. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 93: 709-720. full text (PDF)

  • Brecko, J., K. Huyghe, B. Vanhooydonck, A. Herrel, I. Grbac and R. Van Damme (2008) Functional and ecological relevance of intraspecific variation in body size and shape in a lizard, Podarcis melisellensis. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 94: 251-264. full text (PDF)

  • Castilla, A.M., A. Herrel and A. Gosá (2008) Mainland versus island differences in behaviour of Podarcis lizards confronted with dangerous prey: the scorpion Buthus occitanus. J. Nat. Hist. 42: 2331-2342. full text (PDF)

  • Gifford, M.E., A. Herrel and D.L. Mahler (2008) The evolution of sprinting performance among populations of Leiocephalus lizards from the Dominican Republic. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 93: 445-456. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A. and V. Holanova (2008) Cranial morphology and bite force in Chamaeleolis lizards, adaptations to molluscivory? Zoology 111: 467-475. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., A. De Smet, L.F. Aguirre and P. Aerts (2008) Morphological and mechanical determinants of bite force in bats: do muscles matter? J. Exp. Biol. 211: 86-91. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., K. Huyghe, B. Vanhooydonck, T. Backeljau, K. Breugelmans, I. Grbac, R. Van Damme and D.J. Irschick (2008) Rapid large scale evolutionary divergence in morphology and performance associated with exploitation of a different dietary resource. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 105: 4792-4795. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., V. Schaerlaeken, C.F. Ross, J.J. Meyers, K.C. Nishikawa, V. Abdala, A. Manzano and P. Aerts (2008) Electromyography and the evolution of motor control: limitations and insights. Integr. Comp. Biol. 48: 261-271. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., S.E. Vincent, M.E. Alfaro, S. Van Wassenbergh, B. Vanhooydonck and D.J. Irschick (2008) Morphological convergence as a consequence of extreme functional demands: examples from the feeding system of natricine snakes. J. Evol. Biol. 21: 1438-1448. full text (PDF)

  • Hoyer, S.C., A. Eckart, A. Herrel, T. Zars, S. Fischer, S.L. Hardie and M. Heisenberg (2008) Octopamine in male aggression of Drosophila. Curr. Biol. 18: 159-167. full text (PDF)

  • Kohlsdorf, T., M.B. Grizante, C.A. Navas and A. Herrel (2008) Head shape evolution in Tropidurinae lizards: does locomotion constrain diet? J. Evol. Biol. 21: 781-790. full text (PDF)

  • Manzano, A., V. Abdala and A. Herrel (2008) Morphology and function of the forelimb in arboreal frogs: specializations for grasping ability? J. Anat. 213: 296-307. full text (PDF)

  • Schaerlaeken, V., A. Herrel and J.J. Meyers (2008) Modulation, individual variation, and the role of lingual sensory afferents in the control of prey transport in the lizard Pogona vitticeps. J. Exp. Biol. 211: 2071-2078. full text (PDF)

  • Schaerlaeken, V., A. Herrel, P. Aerts and C.F. Ross (2008) The functional significance of the lower temporal bar in Sphenodon. J. Exp. Biol. 211: 3908-3914. full text (PDF)

  • Van Damme, R., P. Entin, B. Vanhooydonck and A. Herrel (2008) Causes of sexual dimorphism in performance traits: a comparative approach. Evol. Ecol. Res. 10: 229- 250. full text (PDF)

  • Abdala, V., A.S. Manzano, M.J. Tulli and A. Herrel (2009) The tendinous patterns in the palmar surface of the lizard manus: tests of functional consequences for grasping ability. Anat. Rec. 292: 842-853. full text (PDF)

  • Adriaens, D. and A. Herrel (2009) Functional consequences of extreme morphologies in the craniate trophic system. Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 82: 1-6. full text (PDF)

  • Adriaens, D., T. Geerinckx, J. Vlassenbroeck, L. Van Hoorebeke and A. Herrel (2009) Jaw movements in suckermouth armoured catfishes (Loricariidae): does morphological decoupling lead to increased functional versatility? Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 82: 51-62. full text (PDF)

  • Castilla, A.M., A. Herrel, S. Van Dongen and N. Furio (2009) Determinants of egg shell strength in endangered raptors. J. Exp. Zool. 311A: 303-311. full text (PDF)

  • Castilla, A.M. and A. Herrel (2009) The scorpion Buthus occitanus as a profitable prey for the endemic lizard Podarcis atrata in the volcanic Columbretes islands (Mediterranean, Spain). J. Arid Environm. 73: 378-380. full text (PDF)

  • Castilla, A.M., J.M. de Aragon, A. Herrel and S. Moller (2009) Eggshell Thickness Variation in Red-legged Partridge (Alectoris rufa) from Spain. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 121: 167-170. full text (PDF)

  • Clabaut, C., A. Herrel, T. Sanger, T. Smith and A. Abzhanov (2009) Development of beak polymorphism in the African Seedcracker, Pyrenestes ostrinus. Evol. Devel. 11: 636-646. full text (PDF)

  • Dumont, E.R., A. Herrel, R.A. Medellin, J. Vargas and S. Santana (2009) Built to bite: cranial design and function in the wrikle faced bat (Centurio senex). J. Zool. 279: 329-337. full text (PDF)

  • Hendry, A.P., S.K. Huber, L.F. De Léon, A. Herrel and J. Podos (2009) Disruptive selection and the dynamics of divergence: inferences in a bimodal population of Darwin's finch. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B. 276: 753-759. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A. and F. De Vree (2009) Jaw and hyolingual muscle activity patterns and bite forces in the herbivorous lizard Uromastyx acanthinurus. Arch. Oral Biol. 54: 772-782. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., S.M. Deban, V. Schaerlaeken, J-P. Timmermans and D. Adriaens (2009) Are morphological specializations of the hyolingual system in chameleons and salamanders tuned to demands on performance? Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 82: 29-39. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., J. Podos, B. Vanhooydonck and A.P. Hendry (2009) Force-velocity trade-off in Darwin's finch jaw function: a biomechanical basis for ecological speciation? Funct. Ecol. 23: 119-125. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., D.V. Andrade, J.E. de Carvalho, A. Brito, A. Abe and C. Navas (2009) Aggressive behavior and performance in the tegu lizard Tupinambis merianae. Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 82: 680-685. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., V. Schaerlaeken, J. Moravec and C.F. Ross (2009) Sexual shape dimorphism in tuatara, ecological niche divergence or sexual selection ? Copeia 2009: 727-731. full text (PDF)

  • Huber, D.R., J.M. Claes, J. Mallefet and A. Herrel (2009) Is extreme bite performance associated with extreme morphologies in sharks. Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 82: 20-28. full text (PDF)

  • Huyghe, K., A. Herrel, D. Adriaens, Z. Tadic and R. Van Damme (2009) It 's all in the head. Morphological basis for differences in bite force among colour morphs of the Dalmatian wall lizard. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 96: 13-22. full text (PDF)

  • Huyghe, K., J.F. Husak, A. Herrel, Z. Tadic, I.T. Moore, R. Van Damme and B. Vanhooydonck (2009) Relationships between hormones, physiological performance and immunocompetence in a color-polymorphic species, Podarcis melisellensis. Horm. Behav. 55:488-494. full text (PDF)

  • Montuelle, S.J., A. Herrel, P.-A. Libourel, L. Reveret and V.L. Bels (2009) Locomotor-feeding coupling during prey capture in a lizard (Gerrhosaurus major): effects of prehension mode. J. Exp. Biol. 212: 768-777. full text (PDF)

  • Montuelle, S., A. Herrel, V. Schaerlaeken, K.A. Metzger, A. Mutuyeyezu and V.L. Bels (2009) Inertial feeding in the teiid lizard Tupinambis merianae: the effect of prey size on the movements of hyolingual apparatus and the cranio-cervical system. J. Exp. Biol. 212: 2501-2510. full text (PDF)

  • Prikryl, T., P. Aerts, P. Havelková, A. Herrel and Z. Rocek (2009) Pelvic and thigh musculature in frogs (Anura) and origin of anuran jumping locomotion. J. Anat. 214: 100-139. full text (PDF)

  • Roos, G., H. Leysen, S. Van Wassenbergh, A. Herrel, P. Jacobs, M. Dierick, P. Aerts and D. Adriaens (2009) Linking morphology and motion: a test of a four-bar mechanism in seahorses. Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 82: 7-19. full text (PDF)

  • Roos, G., S. Van Wassenbergh, A. Herrel and P. Aerts (2009) Go with the flow: kinematics of suction feeding in the seahorse Hippocampus reidi. J. Exp. Biol. 212: 3490-3498. full text (PDF)

  • Tulli, M.J., F.B. Cruz, A. Herrel, B. Vanhooydonck and V. Abdala (2009) The interplay between claw morphology and microhabitat use in Neotropical Iguanian lizards. Zoology 112: 379-392. full text (PDF)

  • Van Daele, P.A.A.G., A. Herrel and D. Adriaens (2009) Biting performance in teeth-digging African mole-rats (Fukomys, Bathyergidae, Rodentia). Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 82: 40-50. full text (PDF)

  • Vanhooydonck, B., A. Herrel, J.J. Meyers and D.J. Irschick (2009) What determines dewlap diversity in Anolis lizards? An among-island comparison. J. Evol. Biol. 22: 293-305. full text (PDF)

  • Vanhooydonck, B., G. Meulepas, A. Herrel, R. Boistel, P. Tafforeau, V. Fernandez and P. Aerts (2009) Ecomorphological analysis of aerial performance in a non-specialized lacertid lizard, Holaspis guentheri. J. Exp. Biol. 212: 2475-2492. full text (PDF)

  • Vanhooydonck, B., A. Herrel, A. Gabela and J. Podos (2009) Wing shape variation in the medium ground finch (Geospiza fortis): an ecomorphological approach. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 98: 129-138. full text (PDF)

  • Van Wassenbergh, S., T. Lieben, A. Herrel, F. Huysentruyt, T. Geerinckx, D. Adriaens and P. Aerts (2009) Kinematics of benthic suction feeding in Callichthyidae and Mochokidae, with functional implications for the evolution of food scraping in catfishes. J Exp. Biol. 212:116-125. full text (PDF)

  • Van Wassenbergh, S., G. Roos, A. Genbrugge, H. Leysen, P. Aerts, D. Adriaens and A. Herrel (2009) Suction is kids play: extremely fast suction in newborn seahorses. Biol. Lett. 5: 200-203. full text (PDF)

  • Vincent, S.E., M.C. Brandley, A. Herrel and M.E. Alfaro (2009) Convergence in trophic morphology and feeding performance among piscivorous natricine snakes. J. Evol. Biol. 22:1203-1211. full text (PDF)

  • Boistel, R., A. Herrel, G. Daghfous, P-A. Libourel, E. Boller, P. Tafforeau and V. Bels (2010) Assisted walking in Malagasy dwarf chameleons. Biol. Lett. 6: 740-743. full text (PDF)

  • Campas, O., R. Mallarino, A. Herrel, A. Abzhanov and M.P. Brenner (2010) Scaling and shear transformations capture beak shape variation in Darwin's finches. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 107: 3356-3360. full text (PDF), Supplementary Information (PDF)

  • Castilla, A.M., S. Van Dongen, A. Herrel, A. Francesch, J. Martínez de Aragón, J. Malone and J.J. Negro (2010) Increase in membrane thickness during development compensates for eggshell thinning due to calcium uptake by the embryo in falcons. Naturwissenschaften. 97: 143-151. full text (PDF)

  • Castilla, A.M., A. Herrel, H. Robles, J. Malone, J.J. Negro (2010) The effect of developmental stage on eggshell thickness variation in endangered falcons. Zoology 113: 184-188 full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., J. Soons, P. Aerts, J. Dirckx, M. Boone, P. Jacobs, D. Adriaens and J. Podos (2010) Adaptation and function of Darwin's finch beaks: divergence by feeding type and sex. Emu 110: 39-47. full text. The original publication can be found on the journal website.

  • Herrel, A. and G.J. Measey (2010) The kinematics of locomotion in caecilians: effects of substrate and body shape. J. Exp. Zool. 313A: 301-309. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., J.A. Moore, E.M. Bredeweg and N.J. Nelson (2010) Sexual dimorphism, body size, bite force, and male mating success in tuatara. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 100: 287-292. full text (PDF)

  • Houssaye, A., A. Mazurier, A. Herrel, V. Volpato, P. Tafforeau, R. Boistel and V. de Buffrenil (2010) Vertebral microanatomy in squamates: structure, growth and ecological correlates. J. Anat.217: 715–727. full text (PDF)

  • Huyghe, K., J.F. Husak, I.T. Moore, B. Vanhooydonck, R. Van Damme, M. Molina-Borja and A. Herrel (2010) Effects of testosterone on morphology, performance and muscle mass in a lizard. J. Exp. Zool. 313A: 9-16. full text (PDF)

  • Huyghe, K., M. Small, B. Vanhooydonck, A. Herrel, Z. tadic, R. Van Damme and T. Backeljau (2010) Genetic divergence among sympatric colour morphs of the Dalmatian wall lizard (Podarcis melisellensis). Genetica 138: 387-393. full text (PDF)

  • Montuelle, S.J., A. Herrel, P-A. Libourel, L. Reveret and V.L. Bels (2010) Separating the effects of prey size and speed on the kinematics of prey capture in the lizard Gerrhosaurus major. J. Comp. Physiol. A. 196: 491-499. full text (PDF)

  • Roos, G., S. Van Wassenbergh, A. Herrel, D. Adriaens and P. Aerts (2010) Snout allometry in seahorses: insights on optimisation of pivot feeding performance during ontogeny. J. Exp. Biol. 213: 2184-2193. full text (PDF)

  • Ross, C.F., A.L. Baden, J. Georgi, A. Herrel, K.A. Metzger, D.A. Reed, V. Schaerlaeken and M. S. Wolff (2010) Chewing variation in lepidosaurs and primates. J. Exp. Biol. 213: 572-584. full text (PDF)

  • Soons, J., A. Herrel, A. Genbrugge, P. Aerts, J. Podos, D. Adriaens, Y. De Witte, P. Jacobs and J. Dirckx (2010) Mechanical stress, fracture risk, and beak evolution in Darwin's ground finches (Geospiza). Phil. Trans. B. 365: 1093-1098. full text (PDF)

  • van der Meijden, A., A. Herrel and A. Summers (2010) Comparison of chela size and pincher force in scorpions; getting a first grip. J. Zool. 280: 319-325. full text (PDF)

  • Vanhooydonck, B., F.B. Cruz, C.S. Abdala, D.L. Moreno Azócar, M.F. Bonino and A. Herrel (2010) Sex-specific evolution of bite performance in Liolaemus lizards (Iguania: Iguanidae): the battle of the sexes. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 101: 461-475. full text (PDF)

  • Van Wassenbergh, S., J. Brecko, P. Aerts, I. Stouten, G. Vanheusden, A. Camps, R. Van Damme and A. Herrel (2010) Hydrodynamic constraints on prey-capture performance in forward-striking snakes. J. R. Soc. Interface 7: 773-785. full text (PDF)

  • Barros, F.C., A. Herrel and T. Kohlsdorf (2011) Head shape evolution in Gymnophthalmidae: does habitat use constrain the evolution of cranial design in fossorial lizards? J. Evol. Biol. 24: 2423-2433. full text (PDF)

  • Boistel, R., T. Aubin, P. Cloetens, M. Langer, B. Gillet, P. Josset, N. Pollet and A. Herrel (2011) Whispering to the deaf: Communication by a frog without external vocal sac or tympanum in noisy environments. PLoSOne 6:e22080. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0022080. full text (PDF)

  • Boistel, R., A. Herrel, R. Lebrun, G. Daghfous, P. Tafforeau, J.B. Losos and B. Vanhooydonck (2011) Shake rattle and roll: the bony labyrinth and aerial descent in squamates. Integ. Comp. Biol. 51: 957-968. full text (PDF)

  • Castilla, A.M., R. Richer, A. Herrel, A. Conkey, J. Tribuna and M. Al-Thani (2011) First evidence of scavenging behaviour in the herbivorous lizard Uromastyx aegyptia microlepis. J. Arid. Environm. 75: 671-673. full text (PDF)

  • De Leon, L.F., J.A.M. Raeymaekers, E. Bermingham, J. Podos, A. Herrel and A.P. Hendry (2011) Exploring possible human influences on the evolution of Darwin's finches. Evolution 65: 2258–2272. full text (PDF)

  • Geerinckx, T., A. Herrel and D. Adriaens (2011) Suckermouth armoured catfishes resolve the paradox between combined respiration and suction attachment: a kinematical study of Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus. J. Exp. Zool. A 315: 121-131. full text (PDF)

  • Genbrugge, A., A.-S. Heyde, D. Adriaens, M. Boone, L. Van Hoorebeke, J. Dirckx, P. Aerts, J. Podos and A. Herrel (2011) Ontogeny of the cranial skeleton in a Darwin's finch (Geospiza fortis). J. Anat. 219: 115-131. full text (PDF)

  • Genbrugge, A., A. Herrel, M. Boone, L. Van Hoorebeke, J. Podos, J. Dirckx, P. Aerts and D. Adriaens (2011) The head of the finch: a detailed analysis of the feeding apparatus in two species of finches (Geospiza fortis and Padda oryzivora). J. Anat. 219: 676-695. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., K. Huyghe, P. Okovic, D. Lisicic and Z. Tadic (2011) Fast and furious: effects of body size on strike performance in an arboreal viper Trimeresurus (Cryptelytrops) albolabris. J. Exp. Zool. A 315: 22-29. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., H.F. Choi, N. De Schepper, P. Aerts and D. Adriaens (2011) Kinematics of swimming in two burrowing anguilliform fishes. Zoology 114: 78-84. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., H.F. Choi, E. Dumont, N. De Schepper, B. Vanhooydonck, P. Aerts and D. Adriaens (2011) Burrowing and subsurface locomotion in anguilliform fish: behavioral specializations and mechanical constraints. J. Exp. Biol. 214: 1379-1385. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., G.J. Measey, B. Vanhooydonck and K.A. Tolley (2011) Functional consequences of morphological differentiation between populations of the Cape Dwarf Chameleon (Bradypodion pumilum). Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 104: 692-700. full text (PDF)

  • Ide, C., N. De Schepper, J. Christiaens, C. Van Liefferinge, A. Herrel, G. Goemans, P. Meire, C. Belpaire, C. Geeraerts and D. Adriaens (2011) Bimodality in head shape in European eel (Anguilla anguilla). J. Zool. 285: 230-238. full text (PDF)

  • Konow, N,. A. Herrel, C.F. Ross, S.H. Williams, R.Z. German, C.P.J. Sanford and C. Gintof (2011) Evolution of chewing jaw and hyoid muscle activity patterns in gnathostomes. Integr. Comp. Biol. 51: 235–246. full text (PDF)

  • Mallarino R., P.R. Grant, B.R. Grant, A. Herrel, W. Kuo and A. Abzhanov (2011) Two developmental modules establish 3-D beak shape variation in Darwin’s finches. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA. 108: 4057-4062. full text (PDF)

  • Measey, G.J., A.D. Rebelo, A. Herrel, B. Vanhooydonck and K.A. Tolley (2011) Diet, morphology and performance in two chameleon morphs: do harder bites equate with harder prey? J. Zool. 285: 247-255. full text (PDF)

  • Roos, G., S. Van Wassenbergh, P. Aerts, A. Herrel and D. Adriaens (2011) Effects of snout dimensions on the hydrodynamics of suction feeding in juvenile and adult seahorses. J Theor. Biol. 269: 307-317.full text (PDF)

  • Schaerlaeken, V., S. Montuelle, P. Aerts and A. Herrel (2011) Jaw and hyolingual movements during prey transport in varanid lizards: effects of prey type. Zoology 114: 165-170. full text (PDF)

  • Vanhooydonck, B., R. Boistel, V. Fernandez and A. Herrel (2011) Push and bite: trade-offs between burrowing and biting in a burrowing skink (Acontias percivali). Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 101: 461-475. full text (PDF)

  • Van Wassenbergh, S., G. Roos, A. Herrel, D. Adriaens and P. Aerts (2011) Why the long face? A comparative study of feeding kinematics of two pipefish with different snout lengths. J. Fish Biol. 78: 1768-1798.full text (PDF)

  • Vervust, B., J. Brecko and A. Herrel (2011) Temperature effects on snapping performance in the Common Snapper Chelydra serpentina (Reptilia, Testudines). J. Exp. Zool. A. 315: 41-47. full text (PDF)

  • Wyckmans, M., A. Herrel and D. Adriaens (2011) Analysis of head shape and diet in a catfish with moderately enlarged jaw adductors (Clariallabes melas). Belg. J. Zool. 141: 11-20. full text (PDF)

  • Cornette, R., A. Herrel, J-F. Cosson, F. Poitevin and M. Baylac (2012) Rapid morpho-functional changes among insular populations of the greater white-toothed shrew. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 107: 322-331. full text (PDF)

  • Cox, P.G., E.J. Rayfield, M.J. Fagan, A. Herrel, T.C. Pataky and N. Jeffery (2012) Functional evolution of the feeding system in rodents. PloS ONE 7: e36299. full text (PDF)

  • Edwards, S., B. Vanhooydonck, A. Herrel, G.J. Measey and K.A. Tolley (2012) Convergent evolution associated with habitat decouples phenotype from phylogeny in a clade of lizards. PlosOne 7(12): e51636. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0051636. full text (PDF)

  • Genbrugge, A., D. Adriaens, B. De Kegel, M. Boone, L. Van Hoorebeke, J. Podos, J. Dirckx, P. Aerts and A. Herrel (2012) Structural tissue organization in the beak of Java and Darwin's finches. J. Anat. 221: 383-393. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A. and C. Bonneaud (2012) Temperature dependence of locomotor performance in the tropical clawed frog, Xenopus tropicalis. J. Exp. Biol. 215: 2465-2470. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A. and C. Bonneaud (2012) Trade-offs between burst performance and maximal exertion capacity in a wild amphibian, Xenopus tropicalis. J. Exp. Biol. 215: 3106-3111. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A. and G.J. Measey (2012) Feeding underground: kinematics of feeding in caecilians. J. Exp. Zool. 317A: 533-539. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., G.J. Measey, B. Vanhooydonck and K.A. Tolley (2012) Got it clipped? The effect of tail clipping on tail gripping performance in chameleons. J. Herpetol. 46: 91-93. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., A-C. Fabre, J-P. Hugot, K. Keovichit, D. Adriaens, L. Van Hoorebeke and R. Cornette (2012) Ontogeny of the cranial system in Laonastes aenigmamus. J. Anat. 221: 128-137. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., L.N. Gonwouo, E.B. Fokam, W.I. Ngundu and C. Bonneaud (2012) Inter-sexual differences in body shape and locomotor performance in the aquatic frog, Xenopus tropicalis. J. Zool. 287: 311-316. full text (PDF)

  • Huyghe, K., B. Vanhooydonck, A. Herrel, Z. Tadic and R. Van Damme (2012) Female lizards ignore the sweet scent of success: male characteristics implicated in female mate preference. Zoology 115: 217-222. full text (PDF)

  • James, R.S., J. Tallis, A. Herrel and C. Bonneaud (2012) Warmer is better: Thermal sensitivity of both maximal and sustained power output in the iliotibialis muscle isolated from adult Xenopus tropicalis. J. Exp. Biol. 215: 552-558. full text (PDF)

  • Lisicic, D., S. Drakulic, A. Herrel, D. Đikic, V. Benkovic and Z. Tadic (2012) Effect of competition on habitat utilization in two temperate climate gecko species. Ecological Research 27: 551-560. full text (PDF)

  • Montuelle, S.J., A. Herrel, P-A. Libourel, S. Daillie and V. Bels (2012) Prey capture in lizards: differences in jaw-neck-forelimb coordination. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 105: 607-622. full text (PDF)

  • Montuelle, S., A. Herrel, P.-A. Libourel, S. Daillie and V.L. Bels (2012) Flexibility in Locomotor-Feeding Integration during Prey Capture in Varanid Lizards: Effects of Prey Size and Velocity. J. Exp. Biol. 215: 3823-3835. full text (PDF)

  • Schaerlaeken, V., V. Holanova, R. Boistel, P. Aerts, P. Velensky, I. Rehak, D.V. Andrade and A. Herrel (2012) Built to bite: feeding kinematics, bite forces and head shape of a specialized durophagous lizard, Dracaena guianensis (Teiidae). J. Exp. Zool. 317A: 371-381. full text (PDF)

  • Soons, J., A. Herrel, P. Aerts and J. Dirckx (2012) Determination and validation of the elastic moduli of small and complex biological samples: bone and keratin in bird beaks. J. R. Soc. Interface 9: 1381-1388. full text (PDF)

  • Soons, J., A. Herrel, A. Genbrugge, D. Adriaens, P. Aerts and J. Dirckx (2012) Multi layered bird beaks: a finite-element approach towards the role of keratin in stress dissipation. J. R. Soc. Interface. 9: 1787-1796. full text (PDF)

  • Tulli, M-J., A. Herrel, B. Vanhooydonck and V. Abdala (2012) Is phylogeny driving tendon length in lizards? Acta. Zool. 93: 319-329. full text (PDF)

  • Van Liefferinge, C., A. Dillen, C. Ide, A. Herrel, C. Belpaire, A. Mouton, E. de Deckere and P. Meire (2012) The role of a freshwater tidal area with controlled reduced tide as feeding habitat for European eel (Anguilla anguilla L.). J. Appl. Ichthyol. 28: 572-581. full text (PDF)

  • Chazeau, C., J. Marchal, R. Hackert, M. Perret and A. Herrel (2013) Proximate determinants of bite force capacity in the mouse lemur, Microcebus murinus. J. Zool. 290: 42-48. full text (PDF)

  • Cornette, R., M. Baylac, T. Souter and A. Herrel (2013) Does shape co-variation between the skull and the mandible have functional consequences? A 3D approach for a 3D problem. J. Anat. 223: 329-336. full text (PDF)

  • Cox, P.G., J. Kirkham and A. Herrel (2013) Masticatory biomechanics of the Laotian Rock Rat, Laonastes aenigmamus, and the function of the zygomaticomandibularis muscle. PeerJ 1:e160; DOI 10.7717/peerj.160 full text (PDF)

  • Dutel, H., A. Herrel, G. Clement and M. Herbin (2013) A re-evaluation of the anatomy of the jaw-closing system in the extant coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae. Naturwissenschaften 100: 1007-1022. full text (PDF)

  • Edwards, S., W.R. Branch, B. Vanhooydonck, A. Herrel, G.J. Measey and K.A. Tolley (2013) Taxonomic adjustments in the systematics of the southern African lacertid lizards (Sauria: Lacertidae). Zootaxa 3669: 101-114.full text (PDF)

  • Edwards, S., K.A. Tolley, B. Vanhooydonck, G.J. Measey and A. Herrel (2013) Is dietary niche breadth linked to morphology and performance in Sandveld lizards Nucras (Sauria: Lacertidae)? Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 110: 674-688. full text (PDF)

  • Groning, F., M.E.H. Jones, N. Curtis, A. Herrel, P. O'Higgins, S.E. Evans and M.J. Fagan (2013) The importance of accurate muscle modelling for biomechanical analyses: a case study with a lizard skull. J. R. Soc. Interface 10: 20130216 full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., K.A. Tolley, G.J. Measey, J.M. da Silva, D.F. Potgieter, E. Boller, R. Boistel and B. Vanhooydonck (2013) Slow but tenacious: an analysis of running and gripping performance in chameleons. J. Exp. Biol. 216: 1025-1030. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., M. Perrenoud, T. Decamps, V. Abdala, A. Manzano and E. Pouydebat (2013) The effect of substrate diameter and incline on locomotion in an arboreal frog. J. Exp. Biol. 216: 3599-3605. full text (PDF)

  • Houssaye, A., R. Boistel, R. Lebrun, W. Böhme and A. Herrel (2013) Jack of all trades master of all? Snake vertebrae generalist inner organization. Naturwissenschaften 100: 997-1006. full text (PDF)

  • Konow, N., B. Krijestorac, C.P.J. Sanford, R. Boistel and A. Herrel (2013) A novel feeding behaviour in the Siamese fighting fish, Betta splendens. J. Comp. Physiol. A. 199: 641-651. full text (PDF)

  • Segall, M., K.A. Tolley, B. Vanhooydonck, G.J. Measey and A. Herrel (2013) Impacts of temperature on performance in two species of South African dwarf chameleons, Bradypodion pumilum and B. occidentale. J. Exp. Biol. 216: 3828-3836. full text (PDF)

  • Sustaita, D., E. Pouydebat, A. Manzano, V. Abdala, F. Hertel and A. Herrel (2013) Getting a grip on tetrapod grasping: form, function, and evolution. Biol. Rev. 88: 380-405. full text (PDF)

  • Toussaint, S., E. Reghem, H. Chotard, A. Herrel, C.F. Ross and E. Pouydebat (2013) Food acquisition on arboreal substrates by the grey mouse lemur: implication for primate grasping evolution. J. Zool. 291: 235–242. full text (PDF)

  • van der Meijden, A., P.C. Coelho, P. Sousa, and A. Herrel (2013) Choose your weapon; defensive behavior is associated with morphology and performance in scorpions. PLoS ONE 8(11): e78955. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0078955. full text (PDF)

  • Angst D., C. Lécuyer, R. Amiot, E. Buffetaut, F. Fourel, F. Martineau, A. Abbourachid and A. Herrel (2014) Isotopic and anatomical evidence of a herbivorous diet in the Early Tertiary giant bird Gastornis. Implications for the structure of Paleocene terrestrial ecosystems. Naturwissenschaften 101: 313-322. full text (PDF)

  • Careau, V., P. Biro, C. Bonneaud, E. Fokam and A. Herrel (2014) Individual variation in thermal performance curves: swimming burst speed and jumping endurance in wild-caught tropical clawed frogs. Oecologia 175: 471-480. full text (PDF)

  • Cernanský, A., R. Boistel, V. Fernandez, P. Tafforeau, N. Le Noir and A. Herrel (2014) The atlas-axis complex in chamaeleonids (Squamata: Chamaeleonidae), with description of a new anatomical structure of the posterior skull region. Anat. Rec. 297: 369-396. full text (PDF)

  • Crandell, K.E., A. Herrel, M. Sasa, J.B. Losos and K. Autumn (2014) Stick or grip? Co-evolution of adhesive toe-pads and claws in Anolis. Zoology 117: 363-369. full text (PDF)

  • da Silva, J., A. Herrel, G.J. Measey and K.A. Tolley (2014) Sexual dimorphism in bite performance drives morphological variation in a recent radiation of dwarf chameleons. PLoS ONE 9(1): e86846. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0086846 full text (PDF)

  • da Silva, J., A. Herrel, G.J. Measey, B. Vanhooydonck and K.A. Tolley (2014) Linking microhabitat structure, morphology and locomotor performance traits in a recent radiation of dwarf chameleons (Bradypodion). Funct. Ecol. 28: 702-713. full text (PDF)

  • De León, L.F., J. Podos, T. Gardezi, A. Herrel and A. P. Hendry (2014) Darwin's finches and their diet niches: the sympatric coexistence of imperfect generalists. J. Evol. Biol. 27: 1093-1104. full text (PDF)

  • Fabre, A-C., R. Cornette, K. Huyghe, D.V. Andrade and A. Herrel (2014) Linear versus geometric morphometric approaches for the analysis of head shape dimorphism in lizards. J. Morphol. 275: 1016-1026. full text (PDF)

  • Fabre, A-C., D.V. Andrade, K. Huyghe, R. Cornette and A. Herrel (2014) Interrelationships between bones, muscles, and performance: biting in the lizard Tupinambis merianae. Evol. Biol. 41: 518–527. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A. and A. van der Meijden (2014) An analysis of the live reptile and amphibian trade in the U.S.A. compared to the global trade in endangered species. Herp. J. 24: 103-110. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., A.M. Castilla, M.K. Al-Sulaiti and J.J. Wessels (2014) Does large body size relax constraints on bite force generation in lizards of the genus Uromastyx. J. Zool. 292: 170-174. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., C.L. Redding, J.J. Meyers and K.C. Nishikawa (2014) The scaling of tongue projection in the veiled chameleon, Chamaeleo calyptratus. Zoology 117: 227-236. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., M. Vasilopoulou-Kampitsi and C. Bonneaud (2014) Jumping performance in the highly aquatic frog, Xenopus tropicalis: sex-specific relationships between morphology and performance. PeerJ 2:e661 http://dx.doi.org/10.7717/peerj.661 full text (PDF)

  • Houssaye, A., P. Tafforeau and A. Herrel (2014) Amniote vertebral microanatomy - what are the major trends? Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 112: 735-746. full text (PDF)

  • Huyghe, K., R. Van Damme, K. Breugelmans, A. Herrel, B. Vanhooydonck, Z. Tadic and T. Backeljau (2014) Parentage analyses suggest female promiscuity and a disadvantage for athletic males in the colour-polymorphic lizard Podarcis melisellensis. Behav. Ecol. Sociobiol. 68: 1357-1366. full text (PDF)

  • Kever, L., O. Colleye, G. Lepoint, A. Herrel, P. Roman and E. Parmentier (2014) Hearing capacities and otolith size in two ophidiiform species (Ophidion rochei and Carapus acus). J. Exp. Biol. 217: 2517-2525. full text (PDF)

  • Kéver, L., O. Colleye, M. Lugli, D. Lecchini, F. Lerouvreur, A. Herrel and E. Parmentier (2014) Sound production in Onuxodon fowleri (Carapidae) and its amplification by the host shell. J. Exp. Biol. 217: 4283-4294. full text (PDF)

  • Robovska-Havelkova, P., P. Aerts, Z. Rocek, T. Prikryl, A-C. Fabre and A. Herrel (2014) Do all frogs swim alike? The effect of ecological specialization on swimming kinematics in frogs. J. Exp. Biol. 217: 3637-3644. full text (PDF)

  • Sagonas, K., P. Pafilis, P. Lymberakis, C.M. Donihue, A. Herrel and E.D. Valakos (2014) Insularity affects head morphology, bite force and diet in a Mediterranean lizard. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 112: 469-484. full text (PDF)

  • Van Wassenbergh, S., B. Dries and A. Herrel (2014) New insights into muscle function during pivot feeding in seahorses. Plos One 9(10): e109068. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0109068 full text (PDF)

  • Vanhooydonck, B., R.S. James, J. Tallis, P. Aerts, Z. Tadic, K.A. Tolley, G.J. Measey, and A. Herrel (2014) Is the whole more than the sum of its parts? Evolutionary trade-offs between burst and sustained locomotion in lacertid lizards. Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B. 281: 1777 20132677. full text (PDF)

  • Videlier, M., C. Bonneaud, R. Cornette and A. Herrel (2014) Exploration syndromes in the frog Xenopus (Silurana) tropicalis, correlations with morphology and performance? J. Zool. 294: 206–213. full text (PDF)

  • Watson, P.J., F. Gröning, N. Curtis, L. Fitton, A. Herrel, S. McCormack and M.J. Fagan (2014) Multi-body dynamics modelling of the rabbit skull. J. R. Soc. Interface 11: 20140564. full text (PDF)

  • Botton-Divet, L., A. Houssaye, A. Herrel, A.-C. Fabre, R. Cornette (2015) Tools for quantitative form description; an evaluation of different software packages for semi-landmark analysis. PeerJ 3:e1417. DOI 10.7717/peerj.1417. full text (PDF)

  • Byron, C., A. Herrel, E. Pauwels, A. De Muynck and B. Patel (2015) Mouse hallucal metatarsal cross-Sectional geometry in a simulated fine branch niche. J. Morphol. 276: 759-765. doi: 10.1002/jmor.20376 full text (PDF)

  • Cornette, R., A. Herrel, E. Stoetzel, S. Moulin, R. Hutterer, C. Denys and M. Baylac (2015) Specific information levels in relation to fragmentation patterns of shrew mandibles: do fragments tell the same story? J. Archaeol. Sci. 53: 323-330. doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2014.10.020. full text (PDF)

  • Cornette, R., A. Tresset and A. Herrel (2015) The shrew tamed by Wolff's law: do functional constraints shape the skull through muscle and bone covariation? J. Morphol. 267: 301-309. full text (PDF)

  • Cornette, R., A. Tresset, C. Houssin, M. Pascal and A. Herrel (2015) Does bite force provide a competitive advantage in shrews? The case of the greater white-toothed shrew. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 114: 795–807. full text (PDF)

  • Cornette, R., E. Stoetzel, M. Baylac, S. Moulin, R. Hutterer, R. Nespoulet, M.A. El Hajraoui, C. Denys, S. Valenzuela-Lamas and A. Herrel (2015) Species of Crocidura from El Harhoura 2 (Témara, Morocco): the contribution of broken specimens to the understanding of the Plio-Holocene paleo-environment in North Africa. Palaeogeogr. Palaeoclimatol. Palaeoecol. 436: 1-8. full text (PDF)

  • Dollion A.Y., R. Cornette, K.A. Tolley, R. Boistel, A. Euriat, E. Boller, V. Fernandez, D. Stynder and A. Herrel (2015) Morphometric analysis of chameleon fossil fragments from the Early Pliocene from South Africa: a new piece of the chamaeleonid history. Naturwissenschaften 102:2. DOI:10.1007/s00114-014-1254-3 full text (PDF)

  • Dutel, H., A. Herrel, G. Clement and M. Herbin (2015) Redescription of the hyoid apparatus and associated musculature in the extant coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae: functional implications for feeding. Anat. Rec. 298: 579-601. DOI: 10.1002/ar.23103. full text (PDF)

  • Dutel, H., M. Herbin, G. Clément and A. Herrel (2015) Bite force in the extant coelacanth Latimeria: the role of the intracranial joint and the basicranial muscle. Curr. Biol. 25: 1228–1233. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2015.02.076 full text (PDF)

  • Higham, T.E., G.J. Measey, A.V. Birn-Jeffrey, A. Herrel and K.A. Tolley (2015) Functional divergence between morphs of a dwarf chameleon: Differential locomotor kinematics in relation to habitat structure. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 116: 27-40. full text (PDF)

  • James, R.S., B. Vanhooydonck, J.A. Tallis and A. Herrel (2015) Larger lacertid lizard species produce higher than expected iliotibialis muscle power output; the evolution of muscle contractile mechanics with body size in lacertid lizards. J. Exp. Biol. 218: 3589-3595. Doi: 10.1242/jeb.124974.full text (PDF)

  • Lopez-Darias, M., B. Vanhooydonck, R. Cornette and A. Herrel (2015) Sex-specific differences in ecomorphological relationships in lizards of the genus Gallotia. Funct. Ecol. 29: 506-514. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12353. full text (PDF)

  • Munoz, M.M., K.E. Crandell, S. Campbell-Staton, K. Fenstermacher, P. VanMiddlesworth, M. Sasa, J.B. Losos and A. Herrel (2015) Multiple paths to aquatic specialisation in four species of Central American Anolis lizards. J. Nat. Hist. 49: 1717-1730. doi: 10.1080/00222933.2015.1005714 full text (PDF)

  • Olivier, D., B. Frederich, A. Herrel and E. Parmentier (2015) A morphological novelty for feeding and sound production in the clownfish Amphiprion clarkii. J Exp. Zool. 323A: 227-238. doi: 10.1002/jez.1907 full text (PDF)

  • Perrenoud, M., A. Herrel, A. Borel and E. Pouydebat (2015) Strategies of food detection in a captive cathemeral lemur, Eulemur rubriventer. Belg. J. Zool. 145: 69-75. full text (PDF)

  • Richards A.J., A. Herrel and C. Bonneaud (2015) Htsint: a Python library for sequencing pipelines that combines data through gene set generation. BMC Bioinformatics 16:307. DOI: 10.1186/s12859-015-0729-3. full text (PDF)

  • Ruppé, L., G. Clément, A. Herrel, L. Ballesta, T. Décamps and E. Parmentier (2015) Cacophony by day, polyphony by night: environmental constraints drive the partitioning of the soundscape in fish. PNAS 112: 6092-6097. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1424667112. full text (PDF)

  • Sherratt, E., M.d.R Castańeda, R. Garwood, D.L. Mahler, T.J. Sanger, A. Herrel, K. de Queiroz and J.B. Losos (2015) Amber fossils demonstrate deep-time stability of Caribbean lizard communities. Proc. Natl. Aacad. Sci. U.S.A. 112: 9961-9966. full text (PDF)

  • Soons, J., A. Genbrugge, J. Podos, D. Adriaens, P. Aerts, J. Dirckx and A. Herrel (2015) Is beak morphology in Darwin’s Finches tuned to loading demands? PlosOne 10: e0129479. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0129479. full text (PDF)

  • Thomas, P., E. Pouydebat, I. Hardy, F. Aujard, C.F. Ross and A. Herrel (2015) Sexual dimorphism in bite force in the grey mouse lemur (Microcebus murinus). J. Zool. 296: 133-138 full text (PDF)

  • Toussaint, S., A. Herrel, C.F. Ross, F. Aujard and E. Pouydebat (2015) The use of substrate diameter and orientation in the context of food type in the mouse lemur, Microcebus murinus: implications for the origins of grasping in primates. Int. J. Primatol. 36: 583-604. full text (PDF)

  • Vanhooydonck, B., J.G. Measey, S. Edwards, B. Makhubo, K.A. Tolley and A. Herrel (2015) The effects of substrate on locomotor performance in lacertid lizards. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 115: 869-881. full text (PDF)

  • Vanhooydonck, B., K. Huyghe, V. Holánová, S. Van Dongen and A. Herrel (2015) Differential growth of naturally and sexually selected traits in an Anolis lizard. J. Zool. 296: 231-238. full text (PDF)

  • Videlier, M., R. Cornette, C. Bonneaud and A. Herrel (2015) Sexual differences in exploration behavior in Xenopus tropicalis? J. Exp. Biol. 218: 1733-1739. doi:10.1242/jeb.120618 full text (PDF)

  • Bonneaud, C., E. Marnocha, A. Herrel, B. Vanhooydonck, D.J. Irschick and T. Smith (2016) Developmental plasticity affects sexual size dimorphism in an anole lizard (Anolis sagrei). Funct. Ecol. 30: 235-243. doi: 10.1111/1365-2435.12468 full text (PDF)

  • Botton-Divet, L., R. Cornette, A-C. Fabre, A. Herrel and A. Houssaye (2016) Morphological analysis of long bones in semi-aquatic mustelids and their terrestrial relatives. Integr. Comp. Biol. 56: 1298-1309. full text (PDF)

  • da Silva, J.M., L. Carne, G.J. Measey, A. Herrel and K.A. Tolley (2016) The relationship between diet, cranial morphology, bite performance and habitat in a radiation of dwarf chameleons (Bradypodion). Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 119: 52-67. full text (PDF)

  • De Busschere, C., J. Courant, A. Herrel, R. Rebelo, D. Rödder, G.J. Measey and T. Backeljau (2016) Unequal contribution of native South African phylogeographic lineages to the invasion of the African clawed frog, Xenopus laevis, in Europe. PeerJ 4:e1659. DOI 10.7717/peerj.1659. full text (PDF)

  • Donihue, C.M., K.M. Brock, J. Foufopoulos and A. Herrel (2016) Feed or fight: testing the impact of food availability and intraspecific aggression on the functional ecology of an island lizard. Funct. Ecol. 30: 566-575. full text (PDF)

  • Druzinsky, R.E., J.P. Balhoff, A.W. Crompton, J. Done, R.Z. German, M.A. Haendel, A. Herrel, S.W. Herring, H. Lapp, P.M. Mabee, H. Muller, C.J. Mungall, P.W. Sternberg, K. Van Auken, C.J. Vinyard, S.H. Williams, C.E. Wall (2016) Muscle Logic: New Knowledge Resource for Anatomy Enables Comprehensive Searches of the Literature on the Feeding Muscles of Mammals. PlosOne 11(2): e0149102. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0149102 full text (PDF)

  • Edwards, S., A. Herrel, B. Vanhooydonck, G.J. Measey and K.A. Tolley (2016) Diving in head first: Investigations into trade-offs between phenotypic traits and sand-diving predator escape strategy in desert lizards (Meroles, Lacertidae, Squamata). Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 119: 919-931. Doi:10.1111/bij.12856. full text (PDF)

  • Fabre, A-C., D. Bickford, M. Segall and A. Herrel (2016) The impact of diet, habitat use, and behavior on head shape evolution in homalopsid snakes. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 118: 634-647. full text (PDF)

  • Gargan, L.M., R. Cornette, J.M. Yearsley, W.I. Montgomery, J. Paupério, P.C. Alves, F. Butler, M. Pascal, A. Tresset, A. Herrel, J. Lusby, D.G. Tosh, J.B. Searle and A.D. McDevitt (2016) Molecular and morphological insights into the origin of the invasive greater white-toothed shrew (Crocidura russula) in Ireland. Biol. Inv. 18:857-871. DOI 10.1007/s10530-016-1056-y full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., M. Lopez-Darias, B. Vanhooydonck, R. Cornette, T. Kohlsdorf and R. Brandt (2016) Do adult phenotypes reflect selection on juvenile performance? A comparative study on performance and morphology in lizards. Integr. Comp. Biol. 56: 469-478. doi:10.1093/icb/icw010 full text (PDF)

  • Ihlow, F., J. Courant, J. Secondi, A. Herrel, R. Rebelo, G.J. Measey, F. Lillo, A. De Villiers, S. Vogt, C. De Busschere, T. Backeljau and D. Rödder (2016) Impacts of climate change on the global invasion potential of the African clawed frog Xenopus laevis. PlosOne 11(6): e0154869. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0154869 full text (PDF)

  • Ingram T, A. Harrison, D.L. Mahler, R. Castaneda, R.E. Glor, A. Herrel, Y.E. Stuart and J.B. Losos (2016) Comparative tests of the role of dewlap size in Anolis lizard speciation. Proc. R. Soc. B. 283: 20162199. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2016.2199 full text (PDF)

  • Libourel, P.-A. and A. Herrel (2016) Sleep in amphibians and reptiles, a review and an analysis of evolutionary patterns. Biol. Rev. 91: 833-866. DOI: 10.1111/brv.12197 full text (PDF)

  • Olberding, J.P., A. Herrel, T.E. Higham and T. Garland Jr. (2016) Limb segment contributions to the evolution of hind limb length in phrynosomatid lizards. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 117: 775–795. full text (PDF)

  • Segall, M., R. Cornette, A-C. Fabre, R. Godoy-Diana and A. Herrel (2016) Does aquatic foraging impact head shape evolution in snakes? Proc. R. Soc. B. 283: 20161645. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2016.1645 full text (PDF)

  • Thomas, P., E. Pouydebat, M. Le Brazidec, F. Aujard and A. Herrel (2016) Determinants of pull strength in captive grey mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus). J. Zool. 298: 77-81. full text (PDF)

  • Thomas, P., A. Herrel, I. Hardy, F. Aujard and E. Pouydebat (2016) Exploration behavior and morphology are correlated in captive grey mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus). Int. J. Primatol. 37: 405-415. full text (PDF)

  • Wittorski, A., J.B. Losos and A. Herrel (2016) Proximate determinants of bite force in Anolis lizards. J. Anat. 228: 85-95. full text (PDF)

  • Baeckens, S., A. Herrel, C. Broeckhoven, M. Vasilopoulou-Kampitsi and R. Van Damme (2017) Evolution of the lacertid vomeronasal-lingual system. Sci. Reports. 7: 10141. DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-09415-7 full text (PDF)

  • Bochaton, C., S. Bailon, A. Herrel, S. Grouard, I. Ineich, A. and R. Cornette (2017) Human impacts reduce morphological diversity in an insular species of lizard. Proc R. Soc. B 284: 20170921. full text (PDF)

  • Botton-Divet, L., R. Cornette, A. Houssaye, A-C. Fabre and A. Herrel (2017) Swimming and running, a study of the convergence in long bone morphology among semi-aquatic mustelids (Carnivora: Mustelidae). Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 121: 38-49. full text (PDF)

  • Courant, J., S. Vogt, R. Marques, J.G. Measey, J. Secondi, R. Rebelo, A. de Villiers, F. Ihlow, C. De Busschere, T. Backeljau, D. Rödder and A. Herrel (2017) Are invasive populations characterized by a broader diet than native populations? PeerJ 5:e3250 DOI 10.7717/peerj.3250 full text (PDF)

  • Courant, J., J. Secondi, V. Bezeiriat and A. Herrel (2017) Resources allocated to reproduction decrease at the range edge of an expanding population of an invasive amphibian. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 122: 157-165. full text (PDF)

  • Decamps, T., A. Herrel, L. Ballesta, F. Holon, T. Rauby, Y. Gentil, C. Gentil, H. Dutel, R. Debruyne, J.-B. Charassin, G. Eveillard, G. Clément and M. Herbin (2017) The third dimension: a novel setup for filming coelacanths in their natural environment. Methods Ecol. Evol. 8: 322-328. full text (PDF)

  • Dollion, A., G.J. Measey, R. Cornette, L. Carne, K.A. Tolley, J. da Silva, R. Boistel, A-C. Fabre, and A. Herrel (2017) Does diet drive the evolution of head shape and bite force in chameleons of the genus Bradypodion? Funct. Ecol. 31: 671-684. full text (PDF)

  • Fabre P-H., A. Herrel, Y. Fitriana, L. Meslin and L. Hautier (2017) Masticatory muscle architecture in a water-rat from Australasia (Murinae, Hydromys) and its implication for the evolution of carnivory in rodents. J. Anat. 231: 380-397. full text (PDF)

  • Gomes Rodrigues, H., A. Herrel and G. Billet (2017) Ontogenetic and life history trait changes associated with convergent ecological specializations in extinct ungulate mammals. Proc. Natl. Aacad. Sci. U.S.A. 114: 1069-1074. full text (PDF)

  • Hanot, P., A. Herrel, C. Guintard and R. Cornette (2017) Artificial selection and morphological integration in the appendicular skeleton of domestic equids. Proc. R. Soc. B 284: 20171241; DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2017.1241. full text (PDF)

  • Karatanis, N., L. Rychlik, A. Herrel and D. Youlatos (2017) Arboreal gaits in three sympatric rodents Apodemus agrarius, Apodemus flavicollis (Rodentia, Muridae) and Myodes glareolus (Rodentia, Cricetidae). Mammalian Biol. 83: 51-63. http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.mambio.2016.12.004 full text (PDF)

  • Karantanis, N., L. Rychlik, A. Herrel and D. Youlatos (2017) Arboreal locomotion of a tiny scansorial mammal: the gaits of the Eurasian harvest mice Micromys minutus (Rodentia: Muridae). J. Exp. Zool. A 327: 38-52. full text (PDF)

  • Karantanis, N., L. Rychlik, A. Herrel and D. Youlatos (2017) Arboreality in acacia rats (Thallomys paedulcus; Rodentia, Muridae): Gaits and gait metrics. J. Zool. 303: 107–119. full text (PDF)

  • Karantanis, N., L. Rychlik, A. Herrel and D. Youlatos (2017) Comparing the arboreal gaits of Muscardinus avellanarius and Glis glis (Gliridae, Rodentia): a first quantitative analysis. Mamm. Study 42: 161-172. full text (PDF)

  • Louppe, V., J. Courant and A. Herrel (2017) Differences in mobility at the range edge of an expanding invasive population of Xenopus laevis in the West of France? J. Exp. Biol. 220: 278-283. full text (PDF)

  • Manzano, A., A. Herrel, A-C. Fabre and V. Abdala (2017) Variation in brain anatomy in frogs and its possible bearing on their locomotor ecology. J. Anat. 231: 38-58. full text (PDF)

  • Rödder, D., F. Ihlow, J. Courant, J. Secondi, A. Herrel, R. Rebelo, G.J. Measey, F. Lillo, A. De Villiers, C. De Busschere and T. Backeljau (2017) Global realized niche divergence in the African-clawed Frog Xenopus laevis. Ecol. Evol. 7: 4044-4058. full text (PDF)

    In press

  • Anzeraey, A., M. Aumont, T. Decamps, A. Herrel and E. Pouydebat (in press) The effect of food properties on grasping and manipulation in the aquatic frog, Xenopus laevis. J. Exp. Biol. doi: 10.1242/jeb.159442

  • Böhmer, C., A-C. Fabre, M. Herbin, S. Peigné and A. Herrel (in press) Anatomical basis of differences in locomotor behavior in martens: a comparison of the forelimb musculature between two sympatric species of Martes. Anat. Rec.

  • Cernansky, A., A. Bolet, J. Müller, J-C. Rage, M. Augé and A. Herrel (in press) A new exceptionally preserved specimen of Dracaenosaurus (Squamata, Lacertidae) from the Oligocene of France as revealed by micro-computed tomography. J. Vert. Paleontol.

  • Dufour, C.M.S., A. Herrel and J.B. Losos (in press) Ecological character displacement between a native and an introduced species: the invasion of Anolis cristatellus in Dominica. Biol. J. Linn. Soc.

  • Ginot, S., A. Herrel, J. Claude and L. Hautier (in press) Skull size and biomechanics are good estimators of in vivo bite force in murid rodents. Anat. Rec.

  • Herrel, A., S. Petrochic and M. Draud (in press) Sexual dimorphism, bite force, and diet in the diamondback terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin. J. Zool.

  • Karantanis, N., L. Rychlik, A. Herrel and D. Youlatos (in press) Vertical locomotion in Micromys minutus (Rodentia: Muridae): insights into the evolution of eutherian climbing. J. Mamm. Evol. full text (PDF)

  • Kerr, E., R. Cornette, H. Gomes Rodrigues, S. Renaud, P. Chevret, A. Tresset and A. Herrel (in press) Can functional traits help explain the coexistence of two species of Apodemus? Biol. J. Linn. Soc. full text (PDF)

  • Le Brazidec, M., A. Herrel, P. Thomas, G. Boulinguez-Ambroise, F. Aujard and E. Pouydebat (in press) How aging affects grasping behavior and pull strength in captive grey mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus)? Int. J. Primatol.

  • Lowie, A., A. Herrel, V. Abdala, A.S. Manzano and A-C. Fabre (in press) Does the morphology of the forelimb flexor muscles differ between lizards using different habitats? Anat. Rec.

  • Mamou, R., F. Marniche, M. Amroun and A. Herrel (accepted pending revision) Seasonal variation in diet and prey availability in the wall lizard Podarcis vaucheri (Boulenger, 1905) from the Djurdjura Mountains, northern Algeria. Afr. J. Herpetol.

  • Meyers, J.J., K.C. Nishikawa and A. Herrel (in press) The evolution of bite force in horned lizards: the influence of dietary specialization. J. Anat.

  • Videlier, M., C. Bonneaud and A. Herrel (in press) Intra-individual variation in exploration behaviour in a largely aquatic frog: effects of sex and personality traits. Herpetol. J.


    Non ISI publications with peer review (10):

  • Herrel, A., B. Vanhooydonck, J. Porck and D.J. Irschick (2008) Anatomical basis of differences in locomotor behavior in Anolis lizards: a comparison between two ecomorphs. Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool. 159: 213-238. full text (PDF)

  • Castilla, A.M., A. Herrel and A. Gosá (2009) Marine prey in the diet of Podarcis atrata from the Columbretes Islands. Munibe 57: 187-190. full text (PDF)

  • Castilla, A.M., A. Herrel and A. Gosá (2009) Predation by scorpions (Buthus occitanus) on Podarcis atrata from the Columbretes Islands. Munibe 57: 191-194. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., M. Da Costa Cottam, K. Godbeer, T. Sanger and J.B. Losos (2011) An ecomorphological analysis of native and introduced populations of the endemic lizard Anolis maynardi of the Cayman Islands. Breviora 522: 1-10. full text (PDF)

  • Brecko, J., B. Vervust, A. Herrel and R. Van Damme (2011) Head Morphology and Diet in the Dice Snake (Natrix tessellata). Mertensiella 18: 20-29. full text (PDF)

  • Losos, J.B., M.L. Woolley, D.L. Mahler, O. Torres-Carvajal, K.E. Crandell, E.W. Schaad, A.E. Narváez, F. Ayala-Varela and A. Herrel (2012) Notes on the Natural History of the Little Known Ecuadorian Horned Anole, Anolis proboscis. Breviora 531: 1-17. full text (PDF)

  • Scarpetta, S., L. Gray, A.N. Montes de Oca, M. Castańeda, A. Herrel, J.B. Losos, R. Luna-Reyes, N. Jiménez Lang and S. Poe (2015) Morphology and ecology of the Mexican cave anole Anolis alvarezdeltoroi. Mesoamerican Herpetology 2: 261-270. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A., C. Moureaux, M. Laurin, G. Daghfous, K. Crandell, K.A. Tolley, G.J. Measey, B. Vanhooydonck and R. Boistel (2016) Frog origins: inferences based on ancestral reconstructions of locomotor performance and anatomy. Fossil Imprint 72: 108-116. full text (PDF)

  • Mamou, R., F. Marniche, M. Amroun and A. Herrel (2016) Trophic ecology of two sympatric lizard species: the Algerian sand lizard and the wall lizard in Djurdjura, northern Algeria. Zool. Ecol. DOI: 10.1080/21658005.2016.1229889 full text (PDF)

  • Losos, D.N., J.B.R. Weaver, T.W. Fies, A. Herrel, A-C. Fabre and J.B. Losos (2017) The curious case of the left-sided dewlap: directional asymmetry in the Curaçao anole, Anolis lineatus. Breviora 553: 1-7. full text (PDF)


    Popular articles, newsletters, book reviews and notes (9):

  • Herrel, A. and B. Vanhooydonck (2003) Implicaciones de estudios ecomorfológicos en la conservación de murciélagos. Andďra 3: 6-7. full text (PDF)

  • Meyers, J.J., A. Herrel and B. Vanhooydonck (2005) Gambelia wislizenii (Leopard Lizard) - Ophiophagy. Herp. Review 36: 448-449. full text (PDF)

  • Castilla, A.M., A. Herrel, G. Diaz and A. Francesch (2006) Importancia de la cáscara del huevo en perdiz roja y codorniz. Jara & Sedal 6(54): 78-82. full text (PDF)

  • Mahler, D.L., A. Herrel and J.B. Losos (2010) Anolis Newsletter VI. full text (PDF)

  • Conradie, W., H. Engelbrecht, A. Herrel, G.J. Measey, S.V. Nielsen, B. Vanhooydonck and K.A. Tolley (2011) Reptile survey of Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve, Limpopo Province - South Africa. African Herp News 55: 6-12. full text (PDF)

  • McCleary, R.J.R., D.P. Bickford, A. Herrel and A-C. Fabre (2014) GERARDA PREVOSTIANA (Gerard’s Watersnake). REPRODUCTION. Herp. Review 45: 516. full text (PDF)

  • Measey, G.J., T. Backeljau, A. Herrel, R. Rebelo and D. Rödder (2016) Unbekannte Eindringlinge: der afrikanishe Krallefrosch in Europa. Elaphe pp. 58-63. full text (PDF)

  • Herrel, A. (2016) Book review: The design of life's interactions: biomechanics as a key tool in ecology and evolutionary biology. TREE 31: 660-661. full text (PDF)

  • Anderson, C.V., A-C. Fabre and A. Herrel (2016) Anolis roquet. (Martinique’s Anole). COLORATION. Herp. Review 47: 665-666. full text (PDF)


    Journal covers

    Meyers, J.J., A. Herrel & K.C. Nishikawa (2002) Comparative study of the innervation patterns of the hyobranchial musculature in three iguanian lizards, Sceloporus undulatus, Pseudotrapelus sinaitus and Chamaeleo jacksonii. Anat. Rec. 267: 177-189. Herrel, A., J.J. Meyers, J.-P. Timmermans and K.C. Nishikawa (2002) Supercontracting muscle: producing tension over extreme muscle lengths. J. Exp. Biol. 205: 2167-2173. Toro, E., A. Herrel, B. Vanhooydonck and D.J. Irschick (2003) A biomechanical analysis of intra- and interspecific scaling of jumping biomechanics and morphology in Caribbean Anolis lizards. J. Exp. Biol. 206: 2641-2652 Herrel, A., M. Canbek, Ü. Özelmas, M. Uyanoglu and M. Karakaya (2005) Comparative functional analysis of the hyolingual anatomy in lacertid lizards. Anat. Rec. 284: 561-573. Irschick D.J., A. Herrel, B. Vanhooydonck, K. Huyghe and R. Van Damme (2005) Locomotor compensation creates a mismatch between laboratory and field estimates of escape speed in lizards. Evolution 59: 1579-1587. Meyers, J.J. and A. Herrel (2005) Prey capture kinematics of ant eating lizards. J. Exp. Biol. 208: 113-127. Van Wassenbergh, S., P. Aerts and A. Herrel (2005) Scaling of suction feeding kinematics and dynamics in the African catfish Clarias gariepinus. J. Exp. Biol. 208: 2103-2114. Vanhooydonck, B., A. Herrel, R. Van Damme and D.J. Irschick (2006) The quick and the fast: the evolution of acceleration capacity in Anolis lizards. Evolution 60: 2137-2147 Huyghe, K., A. Herrel, B. Vanhooydonck, J.J. Meyers and D.J. Irschick (2007) Microhabitat use, diet, and performance data on the Hispaniolan twig anole, Anolis sheplani. Zoology 110: 2-8 Vincent, S.E., B.R. Moon, A. Herrel and N.J. Kley (2007) Are ontogenetic shifts in diet linked to shifts in feeding mechanics? Scaling of the feeding system in the banded watersnake, Nerodia fasciata. J. Exp. Biol. 210: 2057-2069 Herrel, A., V. Schaerlaeken, J.J. Meyers, K.A. Metzger and C.F. Ross (2007) The evolution of cranial design and performance in squamates: consequences of skull-bone reduction on feeding behavior. Integr. Comp. Biol. 47: 107-117 Vanhooydonck, B., R. Van Damme, A. Herrel and D.J. Irschick (2007) A performance based approach to distinguish indices from handicaps in sexual selection studies. Funct. Ecol. 21: 645-652. Hoyer, S.C., A. Eckart, A. Herrel, T. Zars, S. Fischer, S.L. Hardie and M. Heisenberg (2008) Octopamine in male aggression of Drosophila. Curr. Biol. 18: 159-167. Herrel, A., V. Schaerlaeken, C.F. Ross, J.J. Meyers, K.C. Nishikawa, V. Abdala, A. Manzano and P. Aerts (2008) Electromyography and the evolution of motor control: limitations and insights. Integr. Comp. Biol. 48: 261-271. Herrel, A., S.M. Deban, V. Schaerlaeken, J-P. Timmermans and D. Adriaens (2009) Are morphological specializations of the hyolingual system in chameleons and salamanders tuned to demands on performance? Physiol. Biochem. Zool. 82: 29-39. van der Meijden, A., A. Herrel and A. Summers (2010) Comparison of chela size and pincher force in scorpions; getting a first grip. J. Zool. 280: 319-325. Herrel, A., K. Huyghe, P. Okovic, D. Lisicic and Z. Tadic (2011) Fast and furious: effects of body size on strike performance in an arboreal viper <i>Trimeresurus</i> (<i>Cryptelytrops</i>) <i>albolabris</i>. J. Exp. Zool. A 315: 22-29. De Leon, L.F., J.A.M. Raeymaekers, E. Bermingham, J. Podos, A. Herrel and A.P. Hendry (2011) Exploring possible human influences on the evolution of Darwin's finches. Evolution 65: 2258–2272. Measey, G.J., A.D. Rebelo, A. Herrel, B. Vanhooydonck and K.A. Tolley (2011) Diet, morphology and performance in two chameleon morphs: do harder bites equate with harder prey? J. Zool. 285: 247-255. Genbrugge, A., D. Adriaens, B. De Kegel, M. Boone, L. Van Hoorebeke, J. Podos, J. Dirckx, P. Aerts and A. Herrel (2012) Built to crack? Structural tissue organization in the beak of a granivorous bird. J. Anat. 221: 383-393. Herrel, A., M. Perrenoud, T. Decamps, V. Abdala, A. Manzano and E. Pouydebat (2013) The effect of substrate diameter and incline on locomotion in an arboreal frog. J. Exp. Biol. 216: 3599-3605. Toussaint, S., E. Reghem, H. Chotard, A. Herrel, C.F. Ross and E. Pouydebat (2013) Food acquisition on arboreal substrates by the grey mouse lemur: implication for primate grasping evolution. J. Zool. Herrel, A., C.L. Redding, J.J. Meyers and K.C. Nishikawa (2014) The scaling of tongue projection in the veiled chameleon, Chamaeleo calyptratus. Zoology 117: 227-236 Crandell, K.E., A. Herrel, M. Sasa, J.B. Losos and K. Autumn (2014) Stick or grip? Co-evolution of adhesive toe-pads and claws in Anolis. Zoology 117: 363-369 Vanhooydonck, B., K. Huyghe, V. Holánová, S. Van Dongen and A. Herrel (2015) Differential growth of naturally and sexually selected traits in an <i>Anolis</i> lizard. J. Zool. 296: 231-238. Thomas, P., E. Pouydebat, M. Le Brazidec, F. Aujard and A. Herrel (2016) Determinants of pull strength in captive grey mouse lemurs (Microcebus murinus). J. Zool. 298: 77-81. Herrel, A., M. Lopez-Darias, B. Vanhooydonck, R. Cornette, T. Kohlsdorf and R. Brandt (2016) Do adult phenotypes reflect selection on juvenile performance? A comparative study on performance and morphology in lizards. Integr. Comp. Biol. 56: 469-478.