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Evolutionary Biomechanics

Graham Taylor and Adrian Thomas

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198566373
eISBN:
9780191779459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566373.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Ornithology

Evolutionary biomechanics is the study of evolution through the analysis of biomechanical systems. Its unique advantage is the precision with which physical constraints and performance can be ... More


Selection

Graham K. Taylor and Adrian L. R. Thomas

in Evolutionary Biomechanics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198566373
eISBN:
9780191779459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566373.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Ornithology

This chapter develops a model of adaptive evolution that is founded upon the genetical theory of natural selection, and which justifies the adaptationist approach of analysing traits at organismal ... More


Trade-offs: selection, phylogeny, and constraint

Graham K. Taylor and Adrian L. R. Thomas

in Evolutionary Biomechanics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198566373
eISBN:
9780191779459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566373.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Ornithology

This chapter uses multi-objective optimization theory to examine how natural selection resolves trade-offs among multiple conflicting performance objectives. Because physical constraint is universal, ... More


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