Animal Biology

Pauline Provini

Pauline Provini

ANIMAL BIOMECHANICS DEPUTY GROUP CONVENOR


Pauline Provini is a long-term fellow at the Centre for Research and Interdisciplinarity in Paris, France. Her research, combining 3D kinematics and shape analyses, aims to gain insight into the evolution of vertebrate forms and functions. She is particularly interested in the functional morphology of bird locomotion and birdsong. During her Ph.D. at the Muséum national d'Histoire Naturelle, she highlighted the prominent role of the legs in the evolution of avian flight and locomotion in general. She pursued her research on avian locomotion as a postdoc at the Universidade de São Paulo, Brazil, where she investigated the anatomy of bird's hindlimb to better understand the evolution of hopping and walking locomotion.
In 2020, she was awarded a long-term fellow grant from the Centre for Research and Interdisciplinarity in Paris, France, to develop her team. Her group currently investigates the biomechanics of birdsong and plans to apply her findings to bio-inspired vocal prostheses for humans who lost the ability to speak.

 

 

Pauline Provini
Centre for Research and Interdisciplinarity, Paris, France
pauline.provini@cri-paris.org