Updated: 10 April 2013



2012-Actual Postdoctoral Fellow: “Diversification of fish morphology” Advisor: Prof. Peter Wainwright, Department of Evolution and Ecology, University of California, Davis (USA).

2008-2011 Postdoctoral Fellow. “Evolution of raptorial appendages in mantis shrimp (Crustacea).” Advisor: Dr. Sheila N. Patek, Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst (USA) & Department of Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley (USA).



2008 Ph. D. in Biology. University Marine Biological Station, Millport (United Kingdom). Advisor: Dr I. Philip Smith

2003 D.E.A. (Master's degree) in Biodiversity of fossils and actual ecosystems. University of Lille (France)

2002 Maîtrise (Bachelor's degree + 1) in Biology of populations and ecosystems, option marine biology. European Sea University Institute (IUEM) (Brest, France)

2001 Licence (Bachelor's degree) in Biology of Organisms. University of Brest (France)

2000 D.E.U.G. (Two Year Degree) in life sciences, biology and earth sciences. University of Bordeaux (France)



2010 SEB conference grants

2006 ASAB conference grants

2004 Sheina Marshall PhD fellowship



Claverie, T. & Wainwright, P. C. (2013) Fractal radiation: repeated patterns of diversification along an axis of body elongation in fishes, Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.

Kamenos, N.A. , Hoey, T.B., Bedford, J. , Claverie, T., Fallick, A., Lamb, C.M.A., Nienow, P. , O’Neill, S.R., Shepherd, I. & Thormar J. (2012) Abrupt Greenland Ice Sheet runoff and sea water temperature changes since 1821 recorded using coralline algae, 45th AGU meeting at San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.

Claverie, T. (2012) “Evolution de structures biologiques produisant des mouvements extrêmement
rapides: modularité et morphologie fonctionnelle”, 7th SMEF at Lyon, France

Claverie, T. (2011) Insight into the processes that drive the evolution of fast moving structures: modularity and functional morphology, 15th Evolutionary Biology Meeting at Marseilles, France

Claverie, T. & Patek, S. N. (2011) Modularity and the evolution of fast predatory appendages in mantis shrimp. 2nd International Congress on Invertebrate Morphology, Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.

Claverie,T. & Patek, S. N. (2010) Built for speed: shape, modularity and scaling in the raptorial appendage of mantis shrimp. Society for Experimental Biology, Prague, Czech Republic

Claverie, T. & Patek, S. N. (2010) Shape, size and performance of a crustacean predatory appendage. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Seattle, WA, U.S.A.

Claverie, T. (2009) Evolution of raptorial appendage morphology in mantis shrimp. Division of Vertebrate Morphology, Northeast Regional Meeting, Providence, MA, U.S.A.

Claverie, T. & Patek, S. N. (2009) Force transmission versus speed amplification in four bar linkage mechanism: counterintuitive results in the mantis shrimp strike. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Boston, MA, U.S.A.

Staaterman, E., Claverie, T. & Patek, S. N. (2009) Antipredator startle signal of the California spiny lobster (Panulirus interruptus). Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Boston, MA, U.S.A.

Zack, T. I., Claverie, T. & Patek, S. N. (2009) Elastic energy storage and the mantis shrimps powerful predatory strike. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, Boston, MA, U.S.A

Staaterman, E., Claverie, T. & Patek, S. N. (2008) Acoustic antipredator signals of the California spiny lobster. 2nd International Conference on Acoustic Communication by Animals, Corvallis, Oregon, U.S.A.

Claverie, T. & Smith, I.P. (2007) Social interaction and decapod claw morphology: the case of the long-clawed squat lobster, Munida rugosa, 11th Congress of The European Society for Evolutionary Biology, Uppsala, Sweden

Claverie, T. & Smith, I.P. (2006) Claw efficiency and behavioural interaction as key indicators to understand evolution of a dimorphism in Munida rugosa (Decapoda, Crustacea), 3rd European conference on Behavioural Biology, Belfast, United Kingdom

Claverie, T. & Smith, I.P. (2006) Do claw morphology and previous experience influence the outcome of agonistic interactions in the long-clawed squat lobster Munida rugosa?, 11th International Behavioural Ecology Congress, Tours, France

Claverie, T. & Smith, I.P. (2005) Cheliped morphology in the long-clawed squat lobster, Munida rugosa, 6th International Crustacean Congress, Glasgow, United Kingdom



2012 Evolution & Ecology, UC Davis, USA

2010 ISEM, Montpellier, France; Univ Bourgogne, Dijon, France; Univ Bath, United Kingdom; OSEB, Paris, France.

2007 The Scottish Association for Marine Science, United Kingdom



2010-2011 Guest lecture: Department of Biology, UMass Amherst: Immune response

2004-2007 Teaching assistant: seven intensive Marine Biology courses held at the University Marine Biological Station in Millport, for two weeks each in March/April and August/September:

2004-2005 Teaching assistant: two one-month introductory Marine Biology courses for high school students:


Trinh Nguyen, Laboratory Assistant, UC Davis
Christina Mitsock, Biology Undergraduate Research Apprentice, UMass Amherst
Danielle Cloutier, Laboratory Assistant, UMass Amherst
Joie Yonamine, Laboratory Assistant, UMass Amherst
Quan Tran, Laboratory Assistant, UMass, Amherst
Elliot Chan, Undergraduate Research Apprentice, UC Berkeley
Alexander Stubbs, Undergraduate Research Apprentice, UC Berkeley
Travis Zack, Undergraduate Research Apprentice, UC Berkeley



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2010 Co-coordinator of the Behavior and Morphology discussion group at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

2005-2007 Research student representative on the Learning and Research Sub-Committees of the Management Committee at the University Marine Biological Station, Millport.


Academic qualifications: 2010: French qualification for "maître de conférence" university and museum in section 67 (population biology) and 68 (organism biology)

Others qualifications: Power boat (coastal licence: French, Australian and Californian), sailing boat (US sailing: Bareboat cruising and coastal navigation), car driving licence (French and Californian), diving (CMAS: 3 stars + Advanced Nitrox, FFESSM IV; PADI: dive master), various first aid certificate, sea survivor training, certificate of summer camp instructor (BAFA)

Leisure: surfing, diving, sailing (dingy, cruiser), snowboarding, skiing, hiking, climbing