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Peer Reviewed Articles in Journals

Peer reviewed articles in journals:

Eggs, B.; Fischer, S.; Csader, M.; Mikó, I.; Rack, A.; Betz, O. (2023): Terebra steering in chalcidoid wasps. Frontiers in Zoology 20: 26. doi: 10.1186/s12983-023-00503-1

Csader, M.; Mayer, K.; Betz, O.; Fischer, S.; Eggs, B. (2021): Ovipositor of the braconid wasp Habrobracon hebetor: structural and functional aspects. In: Journal of Hymenoptera Research 83: 73–99. doi. 10.3897/jhr.83.64018

Tull, T.; Henn, F.; Betz, O.Eggs, B. (2020): Structure and function of the stylets of hematophagous Triatominae (Hemiptera: Reduviidae), with special reference to Dipetalogaster maxima. Arthropod Structure & Development 52: 100952. doi: 10.1016/j.asd.2020.100952

Correa, D.; Poppinga, S.; Mylo, M.; Westermeier, A.; Bruchmann, B.; Menges, A.; Speck, T. (2020): 4D pine scale: Biomimetic 4D printed autonomous scale and flap structures capable of multi-phase movement. – Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society London A (in press)

Poppinga, S.; Smaij, J.; Westermeier, A.; Horstmann, M.; Kruppert, S.; Tollrian, R.; Speck, T. (2019): Prey capture analyses in the carnivorous aquatic waterwheel plant (Aldrovanda vesiculosa L., Droseraceae). – Scientific Repo,rts (in press).

Speck, T.; Speck, O. (2019):  Quo vadis plant biomechanics – Old wine in new bottles or an up-and-coming field of modern plant science? – American Journal of Botany, 106(11): 1 – 5.

Geitmann, A.; Niklas, K.J.; Speck, T. (2019): Plant Biomechanics in the 21st Century – Special Issue Editorial. – Journal of Experimental Botany, 70(14): 3435 – 3438. DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erz280

Speck, O.; Speck, T. (2019):  An overview on bioinspired and biomimetic self-repairing materials. – Biomimetics, 4: 26 (37 pp.). DOI:10.3390/biomimetics4010026

Poppinga, S.; Speck, T. (2019): Bark, the neglected tree postural motor system. – New Phytologist, 221(1): 7 – 9.

Hesse, L.; Leupold, J.; Poppinga, S.; Wick, M.; Strobel, K.; Speck, T.; Masselter, T. (2019): Resolving form-structure-function relationships in plants with MRI for biomimetics transfer. – Integrative and Comparative Biology. DOI/10.1093/icb/icz051/54978

Horstmann, M.; Heier, L.; Kruppert, S.; Weiss, L.C.; Tollrian, R.; Adamec, L.; Westermeier, A.; Speck, T.; Poppinga, S. (2019): Comparative prey spectra analyses on the endangered aquatic carnivorous waterwheel plant (Aldrovanda vesiculosa, Droseraceae) at several naturalized microsites in the Czech Republic and Germany. –  Integrative Organismal Biology 1(1): oby012. doi: 10.1093/iob/oby012

Bunk, K.; Krassovitski, S.; Speck, T.; Masselter, T. (2019): Branching morphology and biomechanics of Hedera helix stem-branch attachments. – American Journal of Botany, 106 (9): 1143-1155.

Hesse, L.; Bunk, K.; Leupold, J.; Speck, T.; Masselter, T. (2019): Structural and functional imaging of large and opaque plant specimen. – Journal of Experimental Botany, 70(14): 3659 – 3678. DOI.org/10.1093/jxb/erz186

Lehmann, L.-S.; Kampowski, T.; Caliaro, M.; Speck, T.; Speck, O. (2019): Drooping of Gerbera flower – mechanical and structural studies of a well-known phenomenon. – Biology Letter: 20190254. DOI.org/10.1098/rsbl.2019.0254

Horn, R.; Albrecht, S.; Haase, W.; Langer, M.; Schmeer, D.; Sobek, W.; Speck, O.; Leistner, P. (2019): Bio-inspiration as a Concept for Sustainable Constructions Illustrated on Graded Concrete. In: Journal of Bionic Engineering (2019) 16: 742.https://doi.org/10.1007/s42235-019-0060-1

Konrad, W.; Schott, R.; Roth-Nebelsick, A. (2019): A model for extracellular freezing based on observations on Equisetum hyemale. Journal of Theoretical Biology 478: 161-168. doi: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2019.06.023

Mader, A.; Born, L.; Körner, A.; Schieber, G.; Masset, P.A.; Milwich, M.; Gresser, G.T.; Knippers, J. (2019): Bio-inspired integrated pneumatic actuation for compliant fiber-reinforced plastics. Composite Structures: 111558. doi: 10.1016/j.compstruct.2019.111558

Hesse, L.; Leupold, J.; Speck, T.; Masselter, T. (2018): Analysis of bud ontogeny of Dracaena marginata using high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging. – Scientific Reports, 8: 9881. DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-27823-1

Horn, R.: Groenewolt, A.; Krieg, O.D.; Gantner, J. (2018): Ökobilanzierung von Lebensende‐Optionen. Bauphysik, 40: 298-306. doi:10.1002/bapi.201800007

Malkowsky, Y; Ostendorf, A.K.; Roth-Nebelsick, A. (2018): Funariaceae underground: a spore bank for Physcomitrella patens and Physcomitrium eurystomum.Herzogia 31: 791-797. doi: 10.13158/heia.31.2.2018.791

Eggs, B.; Birkhold, A.I,; Röhrle, O.; Betz, O. (2018): Structure and function of the musculoskeletal ovipositor system of an ichneumonid wasp. BMC Zoology 3: 12. doi: 10.1186/s40850-018-0037-2

Schieber, G.; Born, L.; Bergmann, P.;, Körner, A.; Mader, A.; Saffarian, S.; Betz, O.;, Milwich, M.; Gresser, G.T.; Knippers, J. (2018): Hindwings of insects as concept generator for hingeless foldable shading systems: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 13 016012. doi: 10.1088/1748-3190/aa979c/meta

Özdemir, B.; Asgharzadeh, P.;  Birkhold, A.I.; Mueller, S.J.; Röhrle, O.;  Reski, R. (2018): Cytological analysis and structural quantification of FtsZ1-2 and FtsZ2-1 network characteristics in Physcomitrella patens. Scientific Reports 8, Article number: 11165 (2018), DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-29284-y

Lauer, C.; Schmier, S.; Speck, T.; Nickel, K.G. (2018): Strength-size relationships in two porous biological materials, Acta Biomaterialica, in press, available online 5 July 2018, https://doi.org/ 10.1016/j.actbio.2018.07.010

Felbrich, B.; Wulle, F.; Allgaier, C.; Menges, A.; Verl, A.; Wurst, K.H.; Nebelsick, J.H. (2018): A Novel Rapid Additive Manufacturing Concept for Architectural Composite Shell Construction Inspired by the Shell Formation in Land Snails. Bioinspiration & Biomimetics. 13/2.

Grun, T.B.; Nebelsick, J.H. (2018): Technical biology of the clypeasteroid Echinocyamus pusillus: A review with outlook. Contemporary Trends in Geoscience, 7 /3, 247-254, DOI: 10.2478/ctg-2018-0017.

Grun, T.B.; Nebelsick, J.H. (2018): Biomechanics of an echinoid’s trabecular system. PLoS ONE ONE 13(9): e0204432.

Paul, D.; Radde, N. (2018): The role of stochastic sequestration dynamics for intrinsic noise filtering in signaling network motifs. Journal of Theoretical Biology 455 , 86-96.

Grun, T.B.; von Scheven, M.; Bischoff, M.; Nebelsick, J.H. (2018): Structural stress response of segmented natural shells: a numerical case study on the clypeasteroid echinoid Echinocyamus pusillus. Royal Society Interface.

Grun, T.B.; Nebelsick, J.H. (2018): Structural design of the minute clypeasteroid echinoid Echinocyamus pusillus. Royal Society Open Science 5:171323.

Grun, T.B.; Mancosu, A.; Belaústegui, Z.; Nebelsick, J.H. (2018): The taphonomy of Clypeaster: a paleontological tool to identify stable structures in natural shell systems. Special Volume for the Taphos Meeting 2017. Neues Jahrbuch für Paläontologie und Geologie 288.

Westermeier, A.S.; Sachse, R.; Poppinga, S.; Vögele, P.; Adamec, L.; Speck, T.; Bischoff, M. (2018): How the carnivorous waterwheel plant (Aldrovanda vesiculosa) snaps. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 285(1878): 20180012. DOI:10.1098/rspb.2018.0012

Wiedemann, G.;  van Gessel, N.; Köchl, F.; Hunn, L.; Schulze, K.;  Maloukh, L.; Nogué, F.;  Decker, E.L.; Hartung, F.; Reski, R. (2018): RecQ helicases function in development, DNA repair, and gene targeting in Physcomitrella patens.

Schott, R.T.; Roth-Nebelsick, A. (2018): Ice nucleation in stems of trees and shrubs with different frost resistance. Planned for the second issue of IAWA Journal 39: 177-190. doi: 10.1163/22941932-20180201

Asgharzadeh, P.; Özdemir, B.; Reski, R.; Röhrle, O.; Birkhold, A.I. (2018): Computational 3D Imaging to Quantify Structural Components and Assembly of Protein Networks. – Acta Biomaterialia 69 (2018) 206–217 Link

Horn, R.; Dahy, H.; Gantner, J.; Speck, O.; Leistner, P (2018): Bio-Inspired Sustainability Assessment for Building Product Development—Concept and Case Study. Sustainability 2018, 10, 130. Link

Kampowski, T.;  Mylo, M.D.; Poppinga, S.; Speck, T. (2018): How water availability influences morphological and biomechanical properties in the one-leaf plant Monophyllaea horsfieldii R.Br. – Royal Society Open Science, 5: 171076. DOI: 0.1098/rsos.171076.

Gorb, S.; Speck, T. (2017): Biological and Biomimetic Materials and Surfaces – Editorial of the Special Issue. – Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 8: 403 – 407. DOI:10.3762/bjnano.8.42

Körner, A.;  Born, L.; Mader, A.; Sachse, R.; Saffarian, S.; Westermeier, A.S.; Poppinga, S.; Bischoff, M.; Gresser, G.T.; Milwich, M.; Speck, T.;  Knippers, J. (2017): Flectofold – A biomimetic compliant shading device for complex free form facades. – Smart Materials and Structures (in press). iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1361-665X/aa9c2f/meta

Drack, M., Betz, O. (2017): The basis of theory building in biology lies in the organism concept: a historical perspective on the shoulders of three giants. Organisms. Journal of Biological Sciences 1: 69–82

Limpinsel. M.; Drack, M.; Betz, O.; Nebelsick, J.H,; de Bruyn, G. (in press): Baron Münchhausen in the Lab: Ingenium and habitus in biomimetic research. Journal of Biomimetics in Engineering

Drack, M.; de Bruyn, G.; Limpinsel, M.; Nebelsick, J.; Betz, O. (2017): Towards a theoretical clarification of biomimetics using conceptual tools from engineering design, Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, 13, 016007

Drack, M.; Pouvreau, D. (2017): On the history of Ludwig von Bertalanffy’s “General Systemology”, and on its relationship to cybernetics – Part III: Convergences and divergences. International Journal of General Systems 44:523–571

Lauer,C.;  Grun, T.B.;  Zutterkirch, I.; Jemmali, R.; Nebelsick, J.H.;  Nickel, K.G. (2017): Morphology and porosity of the spines of the sea urchin Heterocentrotus mamillatus and their implications on the mechanical performance. – Zoomorphology Link

Jonas, F.; Knippers, J. (2017): Tragverhalten von Betondruckgliedern mit Umschnürung durch geflochtene und gewickelte Carbonrohre: Tragfähigkeitssteigerung durch Aktivierung eines mehraxialen Spannungszustands im beton. In: Beton- und Stahlbetonbau 8/17, S. 517 – 529

Li, J.M.; Knippers, J. (2017): Segmental Timber Plate Shell for the Landesgartenschau Exhibition Hall in Schwäbisch Gmünd: the Application of Finger Joints in Plate Structures. In: International Journal of Space Structures Vol. 30 No. 2 2015

Poppinga, S;  Zollfrank, C.; Prucker, O.; Rühe, J.; Menges, A.; Cheng, T.; Speck, T. (2018): Towards a new generation of smart biomimetic actuators for architecture. – Advanced Materials 30(19):1703653. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201703653. (Back cover for article nr. 1703653. Advanced Materials 30(19): 1870135.DOI: 10.1002/adma.201870135)

Westermeier, A.S.; Fleischmann, A.; Müller, K.; Schäferhoff, B.; Rubach, C.;  Speck, T.; Poppinga, S. (2017): Trap diversity and character evolution in carnivorous bladderworts (Utricularia, Lentibulariaceae). – Scientific Reviews, 7: 12052. DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-12324-4

Kampowski, T.;  Mylo, M.D.; Speck, T.; Poppinga, S. (2017): On the morphometry, anatomy and water stress behaviour of the anisocotyledonous Monophyllaea horsfieldii (Gesneriaceae) and their eco-evolutionary significance. – Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. DOI: 10.1093/botlinnean/box063 (in press)

Kaminski, R.; Speck, T.; Speck, O. (2017): Adaptive spatiotemporal changes in morphology, anatomy, and mechanics during the ontogeny of subshrubs with square-shaped stems. – American Journal of Botany, 104: 1 – 11 DOI.org/10.3732/ajb.1700110

Masselter, T.; Kempe, A.; Caliaro, S.; Neinhuis, C.; Speck, T. (2017): Comparing structure and biomechanics of extant Carica papaya and Ochroma pyramidale stems allows re-evaluating functional morphology of the fossil ‘seed fern’ Lyginopteris oldhamia. – Review of Paleobotany and Palynology, 246: 258 – 263. DOI.org/10.1016/j.revpalbo.2017.07.007

Poppinga, S.;  Daber, L.E.; Westermeier, A.S.; Kruppert, S.; Horstmann, M.; Tollrian, R.; Speck, T. (2017): Biomechanical analysis of prey capture in the carnivorous Southern bladderwort (Utricularia australis). – Scientific Reviews, 7: 1776. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-01954-3

Bischoff, M.; Sachse, R.; Körner, A.; Westermeier, A.S.; Born, L.;  Poppinga, S.;  Gresser, G.; Speck, T.;  Knippers, J. (2017): Modeling and analysis of the trapping mechanism of Aldrovanda vesiculosa as biomimetic inspiration for façade elements. In: A. Bögle & M. Grohmann (eds): Proceedings of the IASS Annual Symposium 2017 “Interfaces – architecture, engineering, science”, Hamburg. (in press)

Born, L.; Körner, A.; Schieber, G.; Westermeier, A.S.; Poppinga, S.;  Sachse, R.; Bergmann, P.;  Betz, O.; Bischoff, M.; Speck, T.;  Knippers, J.; Milwich, M.; Gresser , G.T. (2017): Fiber-reinforced plastics with locally adapted stiffness for bio-inspired hingeless, deployable architectural systems. – Key Engineering Materials, 742: 689 – 696, Trans. Tech. Publications, Switzerland. DOI:10.4028/www.scientific.net/KEM.742.689

Schott, R.T.; Voigt, D.; Roth-Nebelsick, A. (2017): Extracellular ice management in the frost hardy horsetail Equisetum hyemale L., Flora 234, S. 207–214 Link

Bunk, K.; Fink, S.; Speck, T.; Masselter, T. (2017): Branching morphology, vascular bundle arrangement and ontogenetic development in leaf insertion zones and ramifications of three arborescent Araliaceae species. – Trees – Structure and Function, 31(6):1793-1809, doi: 10.1007/s00468-017-1585-8 Link

Szövényi, P.; Ulrich, K.K.; Rensing, S.A.; Lang, D.; van Gessel, N.; Stenoien, H.K.; Conti, E.; Reski, R. (2017): Selfing in haploid plants and efficacy of selection: codon usage bias in the model moss Physcomitrella patens. Genome Biology and Evolution, DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evx098. Link

Drack, M. (2017): On Connections between Properties in Biology – How we Learn about Order in Organisms. Systema 4:48–53. Link

Toader, N.; Sobek, W.;  Nickel, K.G. (2017): Energy Absorption in Functionally Graded Concrete bioinspired by Sea Urchin Spines. − Journal of Bionic Engineering (Ms. Ref. No.:  BIONIC-D-16-00068R1).

Speck, O.; Speck, D.; Horn, R.; Gantner, J.;  Sedlbauer, K.P. (2017): Biomimetic bio-inspired biomorph sustainable? An attempt to classify and clarify biology-derived technical developments. − Bioinspir. Biomim. 12 011004 (doi:10.1088/1748-3190/12/1/011004) Link

Mottahedi, M. ; Coupek, D. ; Lechler, A. ; Verl, A. (2016): New Technologies, Challenges and Trends in Additive Manufacturing for Production of Optimal Topologies. − In: International Journal of Advancements in Research & Technology, International Journal of Advancements in Research & Technology. Bd. 5 (2016b), Nr. 8, S. 1–8.

Paul, D.; Radde, N. (2016): Robustness and filtering properties of ubiquitous signaling network motifs, Proc. of Foundations of Systems Biology in Engineering (Fosbe2016), Magdeburg, Germany, IFAC-PapersOnline 49(26), p.120-127. Link

Limpinsel, M. (2016): Was bedeutet die Digitalisierung für den Gegenstand der Literaturwissenschaft? Zeitschrift für digitale Geisteswissenschaften, DOI: 10.17175/2016_009

Antony, F.; Grießhammer, R.;  Speck, T.; Speck, O. (2016): The cleaner,– the greener? Product sustainability assessment of the biomimetic façade paint Lotusan® in comparison to the conventional façade paint Jumbosil®. − Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology 7, 2100-2115. DOI:10.3762/bjnano.7.200 Link

Poppinga, S.; Kampowski, T.; Metzger, A.; Speck, O.; Speck, T. (2016): Comparative kinematical analyses of Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula) snap-traps. – Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology, 7, 664–674. DOI:10.3762/bjnano.7.59 Link

Hesse, L.; Masselter, T.; Leupold, J.; Spengler, N.; Speck, T.; Korvink, J.G. (2016): Magnetic resonance imaging reveals functional anatomy and biomechanics of a living dragon tree. – Scientific Reports, 6: 32685, DOI:10.1038/srep32685 Link

Poppinga, S.; Weisskopf, C.; Westermeier, A.S.; Masselter, T.; Speck, T. (2016): Fastest predators in plant kingdom: Functional morphology and biomechanics of suction traps found in Utricularia, the largest genus of carnivorous plants. – Annals of Botany PLANTS DOI: 10.1093/aobpla/plv140. Link

Speck, T.; Speck, O. (2015): Von der Klette zum Klettverschluss – Bionik oder wie wir von der Natur die Technik der Zukunft abschauen. – Naturwissenschaftliche Rundschau, 68/10: 22/510 – 35/523 [Berichtsheft der Gesellschaft der Deutschen Naturforscher und Ärzte GDNÄ].

Poppinga, S.; Haushahn, T.; Warnke, M.; Masselter, T.; Speck, T. (2015): Sporangium exposure and spore release in the polypod fern Adiantum peruvianum (Pteridaceae). – PLoS ONE 10(10). DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0138495 Link

Speck, T.; Knippers, J.; Speck, D. (2015): Self-x-Materials and Structures in Nature and Technology: Bio-inspiration as Driving Force for Technical Innovation. – AD Architectural Design, Special Issue ‘Material Synthesis: Fusing the Physical and the Computational’ 85(5): 34-39. DOI: 10.1002/ad.1951

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  Bild-Info: Cidaroid sea urchin skeleton with large tubercles and pore rows (Photo: Nebelsick/Gerber, Universität Tübingen)