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Integrated Center for Marine Biomaterials and Ecomechanics

Science Magazine
Swim Like a Gator, Breathe Like a Bird

Summers says that one-way flow could explain why archosaurs "went from bit players to dinos" when Earth's oxygen levels dipped suddenly about 250 million years ago following a major extinction event.


CGSociety writes about Adam Summers

Society of Digital Artists
When Science Meets Art

They asked me to come in and talk about things like fish shapes and colors, and I ended up teaching an essentially graduate-level ichthyology course to the Pixar staff.


OC Register
'Nemo' no fish story thanks to UCI adviser

For three years, Summers was Pixar Studios' ichthyologist, introducing its artists to the mysteries of the sea.


Nature writes about Adam Summers the Fabulous Fish Guy

Science at the Movies: The Fabulous Fishguy

Last year's movie smash Finding Nemo impressed many marine biologists with its scientific accuracy. Alison Abbott meets the young expert in fish biomechanics who helped to breathe life into the film's stars


OC Register
UCI professor to 'podcast' classes

Summers, who will co-teach the class with Matt McHenry, is the first UC Irvine researcher to produce a class podcast.


National Wildlife Federation writes about Adam Summers

National Wildlife
Crushing Experience

How does a cownose stingray, with no bones in its jaws, chomp on hard-shelled prey such as mussels and snails? In the same way a fossilized animal becomes hard as rock: with minerals, reports biologist Adam Summers


NPR writes about Adam Summers

Giant Bird Could Have Flown at 150 MPH

Adam Summers, an expert on biomechanics at the University of California at Irvine, says that in today's world, the heaviest living flying birds weigh no more 40 pounds.


OC Register
Tarantula A Surprising Spider"

We were floored," said Adam Summers, an evolutionary biologist at UCI. "Everyone knows that spiders spin silk from spinnerets on their hind-ends (abdomen area). But we had no idea that this charismatic spider (the zebra tarantula of Costa Rica) also could do it with their feet."



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