Dr Marco Klein Heerenbrink

Research Interests

My research is on bird flight, currently focusing on how they manoeuvre around obstacles. I have a broad interest in flying animals (insect, bats, birds, pterosaurs etc) and the morphological adaptations that evolved to achieve unique flight mechanics.  After completing my studies in aerospace engineering (aerodynamics), I found my way to this fascinating interface where biology and physics meet. For my PhD I looked at the aerodynamics of bird flight, particularly in the wake of a jackdaw that I trained to fly in a wind tunnel. I am very fortunate to be given the opportunity to continue studying animal flight from up close, capturing the detailed movements of Harris's hawks flying in our flight arena.

Contact Details
E: Marco.KleinHeerenbrink@zoo.ox.ac.uk
  Orcid: 0000-0001-8172-8121