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Dragonfly flight performance: a model system for biomechanics, physiological genetics, and animal competitive behaviour

James H. Marden

in Dragonflies and Damselflies: Model Organisms for Ecological and Evolutionary Research

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199230693
eISBN:
9780191710889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230693.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Ecology, Animal Biology

Adult dragonflies are heavily dependent on their flight muscles and flight ability for nearly all of their adult activities. This chapter reviews research that presents dragonflies as model organisms ... More


Animal Locomotion

Andrew Biewener and Sheila Patek

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198743156
eISBN:
9780191803031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198743156.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

This book provides a synthesis of the physical, physiological, evolutionary, and biomechanical principles that underlie animal locomotion. An understanding and full appreciation of animal locomotion ... More


Neuromuscular Control of Movement

Andrew A. Biewener and Shelia N. Patek (eds)

in Animal Locomotion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198743156
eISBN:
9780191803031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198743156.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

The control of movement is essential for animals traversing complex environments and operating across a range of speeds and gaits. We consider how animals process sensory information and initiate ... More


Basic Insect Functional Anatomy and Physiological Principles

Jon F. Harrison, H. Arthur Woods, and Stephen P. Roberts

in Ecological and Environmental Physiology of Insects

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199225941
eISBN:
9780191774607
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225941.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

This chapter, which is suited for the reader without a background in entomology or insect physiology, provides an abbreviated description of the lifecycles, anatomy, and physiology of insects. In ... More


The evolution of performance I: Mechanism and anatomy

Duncan J. Irschick and Timothy E. Higham

in Animal Athletes: An Ecological and Evolutionary Approach

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199296545
eISBN:
9780191817489
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296545.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

One of the common assumptions is that function arises from variation in form and that therefore much of the performance capacities observed among animals today have evolved in step with underlying ... More


Evolution of Locomotion

Andrew A. Biewener and Shelia N. Patek (eds)

in Animal Locomotion

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198743156
eISBN:
9780191803031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198743156.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Ecology

The evolution of animal locomotion straddles two big areas—what are the major trends in locomotion across the clade of animals (Metazoa) and how should the many principles and patterns of locomotion ... More


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