Lara Ferry

Senior Associate Dean & President Professor

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1996 …2022

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Research interests

Dr. Ferry's research is within the field called Functional Morphology. Quite simply, Functional Morphology is the study of organism structure (i.e., anatomy) and function (e.g., how it works in a particular context). Her research uses primarily fishes, the most diverse of all the vertebrates, and is focused in particular on traits/behaviors associated with the jaws, how they function, and why they evolved. Her work includes the study of prey acquisition and processing in diverse species, and how fish generate water flow into the head and over the respiratory structures.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

PHD, University of California-Irvine

… → 1998

MS, San Francisco State University

… → 1994

BS, California State Polytechnic University

… → 1991

Research interests

  • functional morphology
  • anatomy
  • ichthyology
  • physiology
  • ecomorphology
  • biomechanics

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