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Gal Ribak

Faculty of Zoology
Tel Aviv University

Gal Ribak


Gal Ribak, Researcher, Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University

Research Interest

  Gal Ribak’s field of research covers comparative biomechanics and ecophysiology of locomotion in animals. He studies the  biomechanical, physiological and evolutionary mechanisms that shape the diversity of animal abilities to move (e.g. fly, swim jump) through their natural environment. 


  • Ribak, G., Heller, J. and Genin A. (2005) Mucus net feeding on organic particles by the vermetid gastropod Dendropoma maximum in and below the surf zone. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser. 293:77-87

  • Ribak, G., Weihs, D. and Arad Z. (2005) Water retention in the plumage of diving great cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo sinensis). J. Avian. Biol. 36: 89-95

  • Ribak, G., Weihs, D. and Arad Z. (2004) How do cormorants counter buoyancy during submerged swimming? J. Exp. Biol.207: 2101-2114

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