Adaptive Mechanisms and Evolution                      
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Emmanuelle POUYDEBAT

Email address:
Phone number : +33 (0)6 20 81 52 12

Mail address :: UMR 7179 C.N.R.S/M.N.H.N.,
Département d'Ecologie et de Gestion de la Biodiversité,
57 rue Cuvier, Case postale 55,
75231, Paris Cedex 5, France.

Actual research thematics and programs:
     Evolution of prehension in Tetrapods
     Prehension and tool use in Primates
     Interdisciplinary approach : ethology, biomechanics, functional morphology
     Applications in robotics and rehabilitation

Keywords : prehension, evolution, tool use, biomechanics, primates, hand preference, convergences

Publications :

Reghem E., Chèze L., Pouydebat E.. Influence of body postures on prehension’s kinematics of human and gorilla. Experimental Brain Research. Volume 232, Issue 3 (2014), Page 1047-1056

Toussaint R., Reghem E., Chotard H., Herrel A., Ross C.F., Pouydebat E. 2013. Food acquisition on arboreal substrates by the grey mouse lemur: implication for primate grasping evolution. Journal of Zoology 291:235–242.

Fabre A.C., Cornette R., Slater G., Argot C., Peigné S., Goswami A., Pouydebat E., 2013. Getting a grip on the evolution of grasping in carnivores: a three-dimensional analysis of forelimb shape. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 26 (7) : 1521–1535.

Herrel A., Perrenoud M., Decamps T., Abdala V., Manzano A., Pouydebat E., 2013. The effect of substrate diameter and incline on locomotion in an arboreal frog. Journal of Experimental Biology 216: 3599-3605.

Reghem E., Chèze L., Coppens Y., Pouydebat E. 2013. Grasping’s kinematic in five primates: Lemur catta, Sapajus xanthosternos, Gorilla gorilla, Pan troglodytes, Homo sapiens. Journal of Human Envolution 65: 303-312

Sustaita, D, Pouydebat E., Abdala, V., Manzano, A., Herrel A., 2013. Getting a grip on tetrapod grasping: Form, function and evolution. Biological reviews 88(2): 380-405.

Reghem E., Byron C., Bels V, Pouydebat E. 2012. Hand posture of Microcebus murinus during arboreal locomotion. Journal of zoology.

Reghem E., Tia B., Bels V., Pouydebat E., 2011. Food prehension and manipulation in Microcebus murinus (Prosimii, cheirogaleidae). Folia primatologica 82: 177-188.

Pouydebat E., Reghem E., Borel A., Gorce P., 2011. Diversity of grip in adults and young humans and chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes). Behavioural Brain Research 218 (1-17) : 21-28.

Pouydebat E., Reghem E., Gorce P., Bels V., 2010. Influence of the task on hand preference: individual differences among gorillas (Gorilla gorilla gorilla). Folia Primatologica 81: 273-281.

Legreneur P., Thévenet F. R., Libourel P. A., Monteil K., Pouydebat E., Bels V., 2010. Hind limb interarticular coordinations in Microcebus murinus in maximal leaping. Journal of experimental Biology 213: 1320-1327.

Pouydebat E., Gorce P., Bels V., 2009. Biomechanical study of grasping according to the volume of the object : human versus non human primates. Journal of biomechanics 42(3-9): 266-272.

Marzke MW, E. Pouydebat, M. Laurin, P. Gorce and V. Bels., 2009. A clarification of Pouydebat et al., 2008, Evolution of grasping among anthropoids. Journal of evolutionary biology 22(12):2554-7.

Marzke MW, Pouydebat E. Comments on E. Pouydebat, P. Gorce, Y. Coppens, V. Bels, 2009. Biomechanical study of grasping according to the volume of the object: human versus non-human primates. Journal of biomechanics 42(15): 2628-9.

Pouydebat E., Laurin M., Gorce P., Bels. V., 2008. Evolution of grasping among anthropoïds. Journal of evolutionary biology 21(6):1732-43.

Pouydebat E., Gorce P., Bels V. 2008. Food Grasping in Primates: Evolutionary Perspectives Journal of Morphology 268(12): 1042-1154.

Pouydebat E., Gorce P., Coppens Y., Bels V. 2006. Substrate optimization in nuts cracking by capuchin monkeys. American journal of primatology 68(10): 1017-1024.

Pouydebat E., Berge, C., Gorce P., Coppens, Y. 2006. Prehension among primates : precision, tools and evolutionary perspectives. In : Thematic issue : One hundred years after Marey : some aspects of functional morphology today. Comptes Rendus Palevol de l’Académie des Sciences 5 (3-4): 597-602.

Pouydebat E., Coppens Y., Gorce P., 2006. Evolution de la préhension chez les primates humains et non humains : la précision et l’utilisation d’outils revisitées. L'Anthropologie 110(5) : 687-697.

Pouydebat E., Berge, C., Gorce, P., Coppens Y., 2005. Use and manufacture of tools to extract food by captive Gorilla gorilla gorilla: experimental approach. Folia Primatologica, 76, 180-183.


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