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Nicolai Konow

Nicolai Konow
Nicolai KonowAssistant Professor

Education

  • Other: Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, (2009), Johns Hopkins Medical Institute (SOM) -
  • Ph D, (2006), James Cook University - Australia
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Feeding ecomorphology of biting reef fish
  • MS, (1999), University of Copenhagen - Denmark
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: Retinal specializations in deep-sea fishes
  • BS, (1997), University of Copenhagen - Denmark
    Dissertation/Thesis Title: The evolutionary origin of tetrapod vertebrates

Publications

  • Konow, N., Hedberg, M., Roberts, T., Swartz, S. (2016) "Antebrachial muscle contraction counteracts tendon elastic action in hovering bat flight," 56: pp. E115–E115
  • Lin, Y., Konow, N., Dumont, E. (2016) "Back to sprawling: the kinematics of humerus in Eastern moles during walking and burrowing," 56: pp. E324–E324
  • Arellano, C.J., Gidmark, N.J., Konow, N., Azizi, E., Roberts, T.J. (2016) "Determinants of aponeurosis shape change during muscle contraction," Journal of biomechanics 49:9 pp. 1812–1817
  • Ravi, S., Noda, R., Konow, N., Biewener, A., Combes, S., Liu, H. (2016) "Dynamics of roll control in hummingbirds," 56: pp. E179–E179
  • Cheney, J.A., Konow, N., Bearnot, A., Swartz, S.M. (2015) "A wrinkle in flight: the role of elastin fibres in the mechanical behaviour of bat wing membranes," Journal of The Royal Society Interface 12:106 pp. 20141286
  • Swartz, S., Konow, N. (2015) "Advances in the study of bat flight: the wing and the wind 1," Canadian Journal of Zoology 93:12 pp. 977–990
  • Frederich, B., Santini, F., Konow, N., Lecchini, D., Alfaro, M.E. (2015) "Effect of evolutionary miniaturization on the tempo and mode of diversification-An example from marine angelfishes,"
  • Konow, N., Hedberg, M., Swartz, S. (2015) "Joint kinematics and motor patterns of swimming and flight in the big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus)," 55: pp. E100–E100
  • Cheney, J., Konow, N., Middleton, K., Breuer, K., Roberts, T., Giblin, E., Swartz, S. (2015) "Shaping the wings of bats: Muscle and wing skin interactions in flight," 55: pp. E29–E29
  • Lai, P., Konow, N., Boerma, D., Swartz, S. (2015) "Skeletal Kinematics of the Shoulder in Seba’s Short-Tailed Bat," 55: pp. E104–E104
  • Konow, N., Cheney, J.A., Roberts, T.J., Waldman, J.R., Swartz, S.M. (2015) "Spring or string: does tendon elastic action influence wing muscle mechanics in bat flight?," 282:1816 pp. 20151832
  • Konow, N., Roberts, T.J. (2015) "The series elastic shock absorber: tendon elasticity modulates energy dissipation by muscle during burst deceleration," Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences 282:1804 pp. 20142800
  • Gidmark, N., Konow, N., Arellano, C., Roberts, T. (2014) "Determinants of muscle shape change during lengthening and shortening contractions," 54: pp. E279–E279
  • Ferry, L., Gibb, A., Konow, N. (2014) "Determining the mechanism behind intramandibular bending in Helostoma temmincki," 54: pp. E64–E64
  • Cheney, J.A., Ton, D., Konow, N., Riskin, D.K., Breuer, K.S., Swartz, S.M. (2014) "Hindlimb motion during steady flight of the lesser dog-faced fruit bat, Cynopterus brachyotis," PloS one 9:5 pp. e98093
  • Konow, N., Roberts, T., Boerma, D., Von Busse, R., Swartz, S. (2014) "Mechanics of proximal limb muscle tendon units in a small flying mammal," 54: pp. E114–E114
  • Cheney, J., Konow, N., Middleton, K., Breuer, K., Roberts, T., Giblin, E., Swartz, S. (2014) "Membrane muscle function in the compliant wings of bats," Bioinspiration & biomimetics 9:2 pp. 025007
  • Gidmark, N.J., Konow, N., LoPresti, E., Brainerd, E.L. (2013) "Bite force is limited by the force–length relationship of skeletal muscle in black carp, Mylopharyngodon piceus," Biology letters 9:2 pp. 20121181
  • Horner, A., Moritz, S., Konow, N. (2013) "Cutting the cost of crouching: Over-ground and tunnel locomotion in a tunnel specialist," The FASEB Journal 27:1 Supplement pp. 79–5
  • Cheney, J., Middleton, K., Konow, N., Giblin, E., Breuer, K., Swartz, S. (2013) "Electromyography of bat wing membrane muscles," 53: pp. E34–E34
  • Konow, N., Ferry-Graham, L. (2013) "Functional morphology of the butterflyfishes," The Biology of Butterflyfishes
  • Roberts, T.J., Konow, N. (2013) "How tendons buffer energy dissipation by muscle," Exercise and sport sciences reviews 41:4
  • Konow, N., Krijestorac, B., Sanford, C.P., Boistel, R., Herrel, A. (2013) "Prey processing in the Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens)," Journal of Comparative Physiology A 199:7 pp. 641–651
  • Gidmark, N., Tarrant, J., Konow, N., Brainerd, E. (2013) "The role of muscle force versus work in trophic specialization of cyprinid fishes," 53: pp. E77–E77
  • Konow, N., Von Busse, R., Cheney, J., Breuer, K., Swartz, S. (2013) "What is the relationship between pectoralis muscle recruitment intensity and air speed velocity in an un-laden bat?," 53: pp. E116–E116
  • Ferry, L.A., Konow, N., Gibb, A.C. (2012) "Are kissing gourami specialized for substrate-feeding? Prey capture kinematics of Helostoma temminckii and other anabantoid fishes," Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology 317:9 pp. 571–579
  • Gidmark, N., Tarrant, J., Konow, N., Brainerd, E. (2012) "Bite force limitation by the length-tension relationship of skeletal muscle in three cyprinid fish species," 52: pp. E252–E252
  • Konow, N., Roberts, T. (2012) "Does extended training alter the operating length of leg extensor muscles?," 52: pp. E96–E96
  • Holman, S.D., Konow, N., L LUKASIK, S., German, R.Z. (2012) "Regional variation in geniohyoid muscle strain during suckling in the infant pig," Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology 317:6 pp. 359–370
  • Matson, A., Konow, N., Miller, S., Konow, P.P., Roberts, T.J. (2012) "Tendon material properties vary and are interdependent among turkey hindlimb muscles," Journal of Experimental Biology 215:20 pp. 3552–3558
  • Gidmark, N., Konow, N., Rainbow, M., Brainerd, E. (2011) "Bite force varies with pharyngeal jaw orientation and adductor muscle length in common carp: XROMM and 3D modeling approaches," 51: pp. E47–E47
  • Konow, N., Roberts, T. (2011) "Energy absorption by muscle during steady and non-steady movement," 51: pp. E72–E72
  • Konow, N., Bellwood, D.R. (2011) "Evolution of high trophic diversity based on limited functional disparity in the feeding apparatus of marine angelfishes (f. Pomacanthidae)," PloS one 6:9 pp. e24113
  • Konow, N., Herrel, A., Ross, C.F., Williams, S.H., German, R.Z., Sanford, C.P., Gintof, C. (2011) "Evolution of muscle activity patterns driving motions of the jaw and hyoid during chewing in gnathostomes," Integrative and comparative biology pp. icr040
  • Ferry, L., Gibb, A., Konow, N. (2011) "Kissing and scraping: the intramandibular joint in Helostoma temmincki," 51: pp. E42–E42
  • Konow, N., Azizi, E., Roberts, T.J. (2011) "Muscle power attenuation by tendon during energy dissipation," Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences pp. rspb20111435
  • Wentzel, S.E., Konow, N., German, R.Z. (2011) "Regional differences in hyoid muscle activity and length dynamics during mammalian head shaking," Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology 315:3 pp. 111–120
  • Konow, N., Herrel, A., Williams, S., Ross, C., Devree, F., Crompton, A., German, R., Sanford, C., Gintof, C. (2011) "Shifts in muscle activity patterns during the evolution of feeding in gnathostomes," 51: pp. E72–E72
  • German, R.Z., Campbell-Malone, R., Crompton, A., Ding, P., Holman, S., Konow, N., Thexton, A.J. (2011) "The concept of hyoid posture," Dysphagia 26:2 pp. 97–98
  • Matson, A., Konow, P., Konow, N., Roberts, T. (2011) "Variations in tendon material properties among muscles," 51: pp. E225–E225
  • Konow, N., Azizi, M., Roberts, T. (2010) "Avian all-terrain: Tendons as power attenuators during rapid energy absorption," 50: pp. E93–E93
  • Bellwood, D., Klanten, S., Cowman, P., Pratchett, M., Konow, N., Van Herwerden, L. (2010) "Evolutionary history of the butterflyfishes (f: Chaetodontidae) and the rise of coral feeding fishes," Journal of evolutionary biology 23:2 pp. 335–349
  • Konow, N., Thexton, A., Crompton, A., German, R.Z. (2010) "Regional differences in length change and electromyographic heterogeneity in sternohyoid muscle during infant mammalian swallowing," Journal of Applied Physiology 109:2 pp. 439–448
  • Gintof, C., Konow, N., Ross, C.F., Sanford, C.P. (2010) "Rhythmic chewing with oral jaws in teleost fishes: a comparison with amniotes," Journal of Experimental Biology 213:11 pp. 1868–1875
  • German, R., Crompton, A., Konow, N., Thexton, A. (2010) "Sensory Stimulus and Reflex Response in Mammalian Swallowing," 50: pp. E60–E60
  • Ferry-Graham, L.A., Konow, N. (2010) "The intramandibular joint in Girella: a mechanism for increased force production?," Journal of Morphology 271:3 pp. 271–279
  • Camp, A.L., Konow, N., Sanford, C.P. (2009) "Functional morphology and biomechanics of the tongue-bite apparatus in salmonid and osteoglossomorph fishes," Journal of Anatomy 214:5 pp. 717–728
  • Konow, N., Thexton, A., Crompton, A., German, R. (2009) "Regional specialization in the mammalian sternohyoideus," 49: pp. E93–E93
  • Sanford, C., Day, S., Konow, N. (2009) "The role of mouth shape on the hydrodynamics of suction feeding in fishes," 49: pp. E149–E149
  • Camp, A., Konow, N., Sanford, C. (2009) "Trapezoids and tongues: the evolution of prey-processing mechanics in teleost fish," 49: pp. E26–E26
  • Gintof, C., Konow, N., Ross, C., Sanford, C. (2009) "Variability of prey processing in teleost fishes with a comparison to amniotes," 49: pp. E62–E62
  • Konow, N., Sanford, C.P. (2008) "Biomechanics of a convergently derived prey-processing mechanism in fishes: evidence from comparative tongue bite apparatus morphology and raking kinematics," Journal of Experimental Biology 211:21 pp. 3378–3391
  • Konow, N., Camp, A.L., Sanford, C.P. (2008) "Congruence between muscle activity and kinematics in a convergently derived prey-processing behavior," Integrative and comparative biology 48:2 pp. 246–260
  • Konow, N., Bellwood, D.R., Wainwright, P.C., Kerr, A.M. (2008) "Evolution of novel jaw joints promote trophic diversity in coral reef fishes," Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 93:3 pp. 545–555
  • Konow, N., Sanford, C.P. (2008) "Is a convergently derived muscle-activity pattern driving novel raking behaviours in teleost fishes?," Journal of Experimental Biology 211:6 pp. 989–999
  • Konow, N., Gerry, S.P. (2008) "Symposium introduction: Electromyography interpretation and limitations in functional analyses of musculoskeletal systems," Integrative and comparative biology 48:2 pp. 241–245
  • Konow, N., Sanford, C.P. (2007) "Convergent and divergent evolutionary patterns in raking, a novel salmonid and osteoglossomorph feeding behavior," 268:12 pp. 1094–1094
  • Konow, N., Bellwood, D.R., Wainwright, P.C., Kerr, A.M. (2007) "Intramandibular joints help coral reef fishes have a bite," 268:12 pp. 1095–1095
  • Konow, N., Fitzpatrick, R., Barnett, A. (2006) "Adult emperor angelfish (Pomacanthus imperator) clean giant sunfishes (Mola mola) at Nusa Lembongan, Indonesia," Coral Reefs 25:2 pp. 208–208
  • Konow, N., Sanford, C. (2006) "Congruent patterns of muscle activity and kinematics in modulation of a novel feeding mechanism in fishes," 46: pp. E77–E77
  • Konow, N., Bellwood, D., Wainwright, P., Kerr, A. (2006) "Intramandibular joints help coral reef fishes have a bite," 46: pp. E77–E77
  • Konow, N. (2005) "Feeding ecomorphology in angelfishes, f. Pomacanthidae: the implications of functional innovations on prey-dislodgement in biting reef fishes," James Cook University
  • Konow, N., Bellwood, D.R. (2005) "Prey-capture in Pomacanthus semicirculatus (Teleostei, Pomacanthidae): functional implications of intramandibular joints in marine angelfishes," Journal of Experimental Biology 208:8 pp. 1421–1433
  • Bellwood, D.R., van Herwerden, L., Konow, N. (2004) "Evolution and biogeography of marine angelfishes (Pisces: Pomacanthidae)," Molecular phylogenetics and evolution 33:1 pp. 140–155

Presentations

  • - Department of Biological Sciences, 2015 - San Louis Obispo, CA
  • - Department of Biology- Chicago, IL, 2015 - Chicago, IL
  • - Department of Biology- Farmington, ME, 2015 - Farmington, ME
  • - Department of Zoology-Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2015 - Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Determinants of aponeuroses shape change during muscle contraction, 2015 - Columbus OH
  • Joint kinematics and motor patterns of swimming and flight in the big brown bat (Eptesicus fuscus), 2015
  • - School of Biology and Mathematics, 2015 - Glassboro, NJ
  • Shaping the wings of bats: Muscle and wing skin interactions in flight, 2015
  • Skeletal Kinematics of the Shoulder in Seba's Short-Tailed Bat, 2015 - West Palm Beach, FL
  • Bat wing skin mechanical behavior, 2014 - Austin, TX
  • - Department of Biology, 2014 - Lowell, MA
  • Determinants of muscle shape change in eccentric and concentric contractions, 2014
  • Mechanism of intramandibular bending in Helostoma temmincki, 2014
  • Proximal limb muscle tendon unit mechanics in a small flying mammal, 2014
  • - School of Life Sciences, 2014 - Las Vegas, NV
  • Exploring springs inside muscles: Does extracellular matrix provide an important elastic mechanism? - Symposium on elastic mechanisms, July 2014 - Boston, MA
  • Muscle Tendon Unit Mechanics during Energy Absorbing Activities - Symposium on elastic mechanisms, July 2014 - Boston, MA
  • X-ray Based Reconstruction of Proximal Wing Muscle Tendon Unit Mechanics in Bat Flight, July 2014 - Boston MA
  • Can bat wing muscle tendon units operate as force controllers?, 2013
  • Can bat wing muscles stretch their tendon to enable force control of joint movement?, 2013 - Valencia, Spain
  • - Department of Biology- Dartmouth, MA, 2013 - Dartmouth, MA
  • - Department of Biology- San Bernardino, CA, 2013 - San Bernardino, CA
  • Electromyography of bat wing membrane muscles, 2013 - San Francisco, CA
  • - Friday Harbor Laboratories, 2013 - Seattle, WA
  • Integrating aerodynamics and energetics to understand how bats change flight dynamics with speed, 2013 - Barcelona, Spain
  • Mechanisms governing muscle bulging during locomotor activities, 2013
  • Mechanisms governing muscle shape changes during locomotor activities, 2013
  • Role of muscle force vs. work in trophic specialization of minnows, 2013
  • The muscle recruitment intensity relationship with flight speed in bats, 2013
  • Bite force limitation by the length-tension relationship of skeletal muscle in three cyprinid fish species, 2012 - Charleston, SC
  • - Department of Biology, 2012 - Liège, Belgium
  • - Department of Biology and Physics, 2012 - Kennesaw, GA
  • - Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2012 - Bruxelles, Belgium
  • Determinants of passive force production in muscle during locomotion, 2012
  • Does extended training alter extensor muscle operating length?, 2012
  • Series elastic compliance protects actuators during high-powered deceleration - Dynamic Walking Conference, 2012
  • - Functional and evolutionary morphology seminar series, 2012 - Ghent, Belgium
  • - Laboratory of Functional Morphology, 2012 - Antwerpen, Belgium
  • Bite force varies with pharyngeal jaw orientation and adductor muscle length in common carp: XROMM and 3D modeling approaches, 2011 - Salt Lake City, UT
  • Energy absorption by muscle in steady and unsteady movement, 2011
  • Kissing and scraping: the intramandibular joint in Helostoma temmincki, 2011
  • Variations in tendon material properties among muscles, 2011
  • - Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy, 2010 - Chicago, IL
  • - School of Biological Sciences, 2010 - Queensland, Australia
  • Shifts in muscle activity patterns during evolution of gnathostome feeding, 2010 - Seattle WA
  • - Biology and Biomedical Sciences seminar, 2009 - Athens, OH
  • - Department of Biology- Bowling Green, KY, 2009 - Bowling Green, KY
  • - Department of Biology- Bristol, RI, 2009 - Bristol, RI
  • - Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 2009 - Providence, RI
  • - Department of Biology, 2008 - San Juan, Puerto Rico
  • Pros and cons of electromyography in an integrative experimental context - Late Breaking symposium: EMG interpretation and limitations in functional analyses of musculoskeletal function, 2008 - San Antonio, TX
  • Symposium Introduction; interpretation and limitations of EMG in functional analyses of musculoskeletal function - Late Breaking symposium: SICB, 2008 - San Antonio, TX

Contracts, Fellowships, Grants and Sponsored Research

  • Mechanics of human foot arch deformation (), Grant - University of Queensland Collaboration and Industry Engagement Fund
    Konow, N. (Supporting), Lichtwark, G. (Principal)
  • 3D PIV system acquisition (), Grant - National Science Foundation
    Konow, N. (Supporting), Sanford (Hofstra), C. (Principal)
  • Technical dive equipment award (), Grant - Apeks Marine Equipment, UK
    Konow, N.
  • Fish that feed at break-neck speed (), Grant - National Geographic
    Konow, N. (Co-Principal), Husky, S. (Principal)
  • Johns Hopkins University travel award (), Grant - Johns Hopkins University
    Konow, N.
  • Hofstra University, Deans travel award (), Grant - Hofstra University
    Konow, N.
  • SICB symposium funding from SICB-DCB, JEB, AD instruments (), Grant - Grass Technologies
    Konow, N.
  • Grouper suction feeding (), Grant - National Geographic
    Konow, N. (Co-Principal), Husky, S. (Co-Principal), Rhyne, A. (Co-Principal)
  • Ph. D. Research prize and international travel award (), Grant - JCU GRS
    Konow, N.
  • Movias high-speed motion analysis software (), Grant - Pixoft – NAC
    Konow, N.
  • Australian Coral Reef Society research award (), Grant - Australian Coral Reef Society
    Konow, N.
  • UW housing for DV video (), Grant - Sea Pro UK
    Konow, N.
  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (), Fellowship - Danish Research Agency
    Konow, N.