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PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2015-current   Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Royal Veterinary College, Structure and Motion Laboratory

Hawkshead Lane, Hatfield AL9 7TA, UK

Line manager: Alan Wilson, Funding: ERC Advanced Grant (323041)

2009-2015      Postdoctoral Researcher

Royal Veterinary College, Structure and Motion Laboratory

Hawkshead Lane, Hatfield AL9 7TA, UK

Line manager: Jim Usherwood, Alan Wilson, Funding: The Wellcome Trust, BBSRC (BB/J018007/1)

2007-2009      Postdoctoral Research Associate

Brown University, Division of Engineering, Providence, RI, U.S.A.

Supervisor: Kenneth Breuer, Sharon Swartz, Funding: Air Force Research Laboratory, MURI

2007-2007       Teaching Assistant (Biomimetic, Locomotion)

Darmstadt University, Department of Zoology, Darmstadt, Germany

2001-2006      Research Assistant

Darmstadt University, Chair of Fluid Mechanics and Aerodynamics, Darmstadt, Germany

EDUCATION

2001-2006       Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.), Zoology

Darmstadt University, Department of Zoology, Darmstadt, Germany

Advisor: Werner Himstedt, Cameron Tropea

Thesis:  Investigation of unsteady aerodynamics of a flapping bird model

1996-2000       Diploma (~M.Sc.) Biology, with distinction

Saarland University, Department of Zoology, Saarbrücken, Germany

Advisor: Werner Nachtigall, Antonia Kesel

Thesis: Aerodynamic performance of dragonfly wings with different trailing edges

1994-1996        Intermediate Diploma (~B.Sc.) Biology

Saarland University, Department of Zoology, Saarbrücken, Germany

EXPERIENCE OUTSIDE OF UNIVERSITY

1997 – 2005     Spare-time work, Working field: wind tunnel maintenance

4H-Jena Engineering GmbH (district office Blieskastel), Blieskastel, Germany

FURTHER EDUCATION

Workshops and courses: Grant writing, PhD Supervision for Experienced Supervisors, Working with social media, Good research practice, Improving your formal writing, Editing your academic writing, SPSS statistics, Photoshop, First aid, Animal photography

GRANTS AWARDED

Concept Tatjana Hubel and Cameron Tropea, submitted under Cameron Tropea

2004                  Travel grant, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)

          Cooperation with the National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (5000 Euro)

2004                  Individual research grant, DFG (German Research Foundation) Investigations of the unsteady aerodynamics of a flapping wing model (Extension)

          Sep. 04- Aug. 06 – Identification number: DFG Tr. 194/26-2 (49,900 Euro)

2002                  Individual research grant, DFG (German Research Foundation) Investigations of the unsteady aerodynamics of a flapping wing model

          Sep. 02- Aug. 04 – Identification number: DFG Tr. 194/26-1 (98,000 Euro)

TEACHING

2009-2016      Comparative animal locomotion course (lectures, tutorials, paper review practice, occasional lecturer and instructor), RVC, UK

2006, 2007     Aquatic, terrestrial and aerial locomotion, in context of morphology, evolution and biomechanics. Conception and execution of a three-week full day seminar, Darmstadt University, Germany

2006                 Biomimetics lecture series. Conception and teaching, Darmstadt University, Germany

2005                 Experimental Aerodynamics, Lab Instructor, Darmstadt University, Germany

2001-2009      Supervision of multiple diploma and bachelor theses and student research projects

PUBLICATIONS (SELECTION)

Hubel T.Y., Shotton J., Wilshin S.D., Horgan J., Klein R., McKenna R., Wilson A.M. (2016) Cheetah Reunion–The Challenge of Finding Your Friends Again. PloS one. 7;11(12):e0166864.

Hubel T.Y., Hristov N.I, Swartz S.M., Breuer K.S. (2016) Wake structure and kinematics in two insectivorous bats. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 371. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0385.

Hubel T.Y., Myatt J.P, Jordan N.R., Dewhirst O.P., McNutt J.W. and Wilson A.M. (2016) Additive opportunistic capture explains group hunting benefits in African wild dogs. Nature Communications 7:11033 doi: 10.1038/ncomms11033.

Hubel T.Y., Myatt J.P, Jordan N.R., Dewhirst O.P., McNutt J.W. and Wilson A.M. (2016) Energy cost and return for hunting in African wild dogs and Cheetahs. Nature Communications 7:11034 doi: 10.1038/ncomms11034.

Dewhirst O.P., Evans H., Harvey R., Hubel T.Y., Wilson A.M. (2016) Improving the accuracy of estimates of animal travel distance using GPS drift-corrected dead reckoning. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, doi: 10.1002/ece3.2359.

Harvey R. J, Roskilly K., Buse C., Evans H., Hubel T.Y., Wilson A.M. (2016) Determining position, velocity and acceleration of free-ranging animals with a low-cost unmanned aerial system. Journal of Experimental Biology 219, 2687-2692.

Hubel, T.Y. and Usherwood, J.R. (2015). Children and adults minimise activated muscle volume by selecting gait parameters that balance gross mechanical power and work demands. Journal for Experimental Biology, 218(18), 2830-2839.

Portugal, S. J., Hubel, T. Y., Fritz, J., Heese, S., Trobe, D., Voelkl, B., Hailes, S., Wilson, A. M. and Usherwood, J. R. (2014). Upwash exploitation and downwash avoidance by flap phasing in ibis formation flight. Nature 505, 399-402.

Hubel, T. Y. and Usherwood, J. R. (2013). Vaulting mechanics successfully predict decrease in walk-run transition speed with incline. Biology Letters 9, 2, doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2012.1121.

Usherwood, J. R., Channon, A. J., Myatt, J. P., Rankin, J. W. and Hubel, T. Y. (2012). The human foot and heel-sole-toe walking strategy: a mechanism enabling an inverted pendular gait with low isometric muscle force? Journal of The Royal Society Interface 9, 2396-2402.

Usherwood, J., Hubel, T. Y., (2012). Energetically optimal running requires torques about the centre of mass. Journal of The Royal Society Interface 9, 2011-2015.

Hubel, T. Y., Hristov, N., Swartz, S. and Breuer, K. (2012). Changes in kinematics and aerodynamics over a range of speeds in Tadarida brasiliensis, the Brazilian free-tailed bat. Journal of The Royal Society Interface 9, 1120-1130.

Taylor G.K., Carruthers A.C., Hubel T.Y. & Walker S.M. (2012). Wing Morphing in Insects, Birds and Bats: Mechanism and Function. In Morphing Aerospace Vehicles and Structures (pp. 11-40, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Albertani R., Hubel T. Y., Swartz S.M., Breuer K.S. & Evers J.(2011). In-Flight Wing-Membrane Strain Measurements on Bats. Experimental and Applied Mechanics 6, 437-445.

Hubel, T. Y., Riskin, D., Swartz, S. and Breuer, K. (2010). Wake structure and Kinematics – the flight of the Lesser dog-faced fruit bat Cynopterus brachyotis. Journal of Experimental Biology 213, 3427-3440. * Featured in Inside JEB, JEB 213.

Hubel, T. Y., Tropea, C. (2010). The importance of leading edge vortices under simplified flapping flight conditions at the size scale of birds. Journal of Experimental Biology 213, 1930-1939.

Hubel, T. Y., Hristov, N., Swartz, S. and Breuer, K. (2009). Time-resolved wake structure and kinematics of bat flight. Experiments in Fluids 46, 933-943.

Hubel, T. Y., Tropea, C. (2009). Experimental investigation of a flapping wing model. Experiments in Fluids 46, 945-961.

Riskin, D. K., Bahlman, J. W., Hubel, T. Y., Ratcliffe, J. M., Kunz, T. H. and Swartz, S. M. (2009). Bats go head-under-heels: the biomechanics of landing on a ceiling. Journal of Experimental Biology 212, 945-953.

REVIEWER EXPERIENCE (SELECTION)

Served as ad hoc reviewer for peer-reviewed journals such as Science, Journal of Experimental Biology, Journal of The Royal Society Interface, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Biology, Royal Society Open Science, The Aeronautical Journal, Journal of Bionic Engineering

Reviewer for proposals to the ERC PE8 Panel 2015 (Products and Processes Engineering) of the Starting Grant

INVITED SEMINARS (SELECTION)

2016     Okavango Research Institute, Maun, Botswana, Energetics and athletic performance of three large African herbivores

2015     Winston-Salem State University/Carlsbad caverns NP, USA, Bat flight: wing morphology, function and ecology

2014     Birmingham University, UK, Different wing strokes for different folks; foraging mode and aerodynamics in bats

2011     Biofrankfurt, Biodiversity Network, Frankfurt, Germany, Fascination bat flight, challenge and inspiration for scientific research

2010     Oxford University, Animal flight group, Oxford, UK, Kinematics and Aerodynamics in bat flight

SCIENCE OUTREACH & PRESS COVERAGE (SELECTION)

2016     Featured in Nature Research Highlights: Animal behaviour: Hunting habits of wild dogs tracked. Nature 532, 9-9. (doi:10.1038/532009b).

     Featured in Science News, http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/03/wild-dogs-have-adapted-threats-hunting- more-cheetahs

              National Geographic Phenomena, http://phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2016/03/29/what-wildlife-shows-dont-tell-you-about-african-wild-dogs

              Biosphere: The thrill of the Hunt, issue 16, pp. 46-55. http://www.biosphereonline.com/magazine/issue-16/

2015     Attending Botswana Wetland Conference (March 2015); RVC Open Day 9. May 2015; Media attention for published children scaling paper; Leaflets and posters for tourists visiting Moremi game reserve, Botswana; Interaction with tourists and safari operators explaining the purpose of collaring animals.

2014     BBSRC Science festival, London, 14.-16. Nov. 2014; Consultation on David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies 3D television broadcast.

2013     Primary school science event: how do cheetahs run so fast?; RVC Open Day 11. May 2013

2010     New York Times, Joints Key to Bats’ Complicated Flight, 11. Oct. 2010.

2009     BBC, Contribution in TV series “Invisible World”. Bat flight. BBC production 2010.

Coverage before 2008: in newspapers (BILD, Frankfurter Rundschau, Darmstädter Echo), on television (BBC, History channel, SAT 1, ZDF/Kika, HR3, BR, 3SAT) and on national and international exhibitions (Expo, Hannover Messe, Museum of Natural Sience, Gotha, Euromold).

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS (SELECTION)

Hubel, T.Y.; Bartlam-Brooks, H.; Bennitt, E.; Evans, H.; Wilson, A.M. (2016) Comparison of energetics and athletic performance of three large African herbivores. In Integr. Comp. Biol., vol. 56, in press.

Evans, H.K.; Dewhirst, O.P.; Roskilly, K.; Hubel, T.; Harvey, R.J.; Wilson, A.M. (2016) Increasing low sample rate GPS path resolution using dead-reckoning: Validation in freely moving animals fitted with wildlife tracking collars. In Integr. Comp. Biol., vol. 56, in press.

Harvey, R.J; Buse, C; Roskilly, K; Hubel, T.Y, Wilson, A.M, (2016). Calibration of natural terrain and collection of locomotor data on free ranging animals using a low cost UAS platform. In Integr. Comp. Biol., vol. 56 in press.

Hubel, T., Myatt, J., Jordan, N., Dewhirst, O., McNutt, J. and Wilson, A. (2015). Modern African wild dogs-Opportunists rather than Specialists. In Integr. Comp. Biol., vol. 55, pp. 83.

Dewhirst, O., Hubel, T., Myatt, J., Jordan, N., McNutt, J. and Wilson, A. (2015). Preferred speeds and gait classification in free ranging African carnivores. In Integr. Comp. Biol., vol. 55, pp. 44.

Evans, H., Roskilly, K., Lowe, J., Dewhirst, O., Hubel, T. and Wilson, A. (2015). Can dead reckoning techniques improve temporal resolution of measurements from tracking collars? In Integr. Comp. Biol., vol. 55, pp. 252.

Harvey, R., Buse, C., Lowe, J., Roskilly, K., Hubel, T. and Wilson, A. (2015). Determining speed, track and acceleration of free running animals from a low cost UAV platform. In Integr. Comp. Biol., vol. 55, pp. 271.

Hubel, T., Curtin, N., Woledge, R., West, T. and Wilson, A. (2014). Muscle power in predator and prey species. In Integr. Comp. Biol., vol. 54, pp. 96.

Hubel, T. and Usherwood, J. (2013). Torques in running and feet in walking-how deviations from point mass models give insight into bipedal locomotion. In Integr. Comp. Biol., vol. 53, pp. 97.

Hubel, T. Y. and Usherwood, J. (2012). Walking in children-the story of an additional gait. In Integr. Comp. Biol., vol. 52, pp. 82.

Hubel, T. and Usherwood, J. (2011). Limitations for walking speeds-how accurate are predictions based on a reductionist inverted pendulum model. In Integr. Comp. Biol., vol. 51, pp. 61.

LINKS

https://thubel.wordpress.com/

https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?hl=en&user=tyHPAXAAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Tatjana_Hubel