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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


Evolution of bird flight

John J. Videler

in Avian Flight

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199299928
eISBN:
9780191714924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299928.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Bird flight began to evolve some 150 million years ago. This chapter discusses typical structures of the oldest bird-like fossils of Archaeopteryx. Conflicting scenarios — the arborial and cursorial ... More


Temporal Dynamics in Action

Michael Spivey

in The Continuity of Mind

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195170788
eISBN:
9780199786831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195170788.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter emphasizes the importance of understanding the motor processes involved in any cognitive task. Findings in the field of embodied cognition show that constraints on motor movement ... More


Investigating injury risk factors and mechanisms

Tron Krosshaug and Evert Verhagen

in Sports Injury Research

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199561629
eISBN:
9780191722479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199561629.003.09
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter deals with the study design needed to establish properly the various factors leading to sports injury. While there are multiple factors acting simultaneously, a study investigating these ... More


Physiology of the Vestibular Organs

Jay M. Goldberg, Victor J. Wilson, Kathleen E. Cullen, Dora E. Angelaki, Dianne M. Broussard, Jean A. Büttner-Ennever, Kikuro Fukushima, and Lloyd B. Minor

in The Vestibular System: A Sixth Sense

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195167085
eISBN:
9780199932153
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167085.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

The vestibular organs monitor the motion of the head and the forces acting on it. Each semicircular canal measures the angular motion of the head around a single axis, while the three canals, given ... 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


Modeling plant morphogenesis and growth

Richard S. Smith

in New Trends in the Physics and Mechanics of Biological Systems: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 92, July 2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199605835
eISBN:
9780191729522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605835.003.0010
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

Plant development occurs through a carefully controlled interaction between cell differentiation and growth. Biochemical substances such as genes, proteins, and signalling molecules cause cells to ... More


Mechanics of tumor growth: Multiphase models, adhesion, and evolving configurations

Luigi Preziosi and Guido Vitale

in New Trends in the Physics and Mechanics of Biological Systems: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 92, July 2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199605835
eISBN:
9780191729522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605835.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

This chapter provides the basics to deduce multiphase models for the essential constituents present in tumours (cells, extracellular matrix, extracellular liquid, and possibly blood and limphatic ... More


Microbial mechanics: The growth and form of filamentary microorganisms

Michael Tabor

in New Trends in the Physics and Mechanics of Biological Systems: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 92, July 2009

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199605835
eISBN:
9780191729522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199605835.003.0008
Subject:
Physics, Soft Matter / Biological Physics

This chapter reviews the basic principles of hyphal growth in filamentary bacteria and fungi. While geometric models can provide a simple route to finding idealized hyphal tip shapes, biomechanical ... More


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


Adaptive Strategies for Small-Handed Pianists

Lora Deahl and Brenda Wristen

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190616847
eISBN:
9780190616878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190616847.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

Adaptive Strategies for Small-Handed Pianists brings together information from ergonomics, physics, biomechanics, anatomy, medicine, and piano pedagogy to focus on the subject of small-handedness. ... More


Estimating Body Mass in the Subadult Skeleton

Clark Spencer Larsen

in Bioarchaeology and Climate Change: A View from South Asian Prehistory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813036670
eISBN:
9780813041803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036670.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Prehistoric Archaeology

This chapter describes a new approach to estimating body mass in subadult human skeletons based on midshaft femur cross-section geometry. It begins by describing the theoretical basis for using ... More


The New Economic Policy, 1921–1926

Laurence Senelick and Sergei Ostrovsky

in The Soviet Theater: A Documentary History

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780300194760
eISBN:
9780300211351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300194760.003.0004
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines what happened in the history of Soviet theater and arts from 1921 to 1926. Lenin's New Economic Policy (NÉP) ushered in a relative golden age for the arts, a period in which ... More


Locomotion, Food, and Feeding

Theodore W. Pietsch

in Oceanic Anglerfishes: Extraordinary Diversity in the Deep Sea

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520255425
eISBN:
9780520942554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255425.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter discusses how ceratioids make their living. It covers locomotion, food and feeding, biomechanics of feeding, specialized feeding mechanisms, and predation of ceretioid. Inhabiting such ... More


Occupational Ergonomics: Promoting Safety and Health Through Work Design

W. Monroe Keyserling

in Occupational and Environmental Health

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780190662677
eISBN:
9780190662707
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190662677.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Occupational ergonomics is a multidisciplinary approach for promoting safety and health through effective work design. Ergonomists collaborate with other occupational health professionals to assure ... More


Energy and Extrasensation

Alaina Lemon

in Technologies for Intuition: Cold War Circles and Telepathic Rays

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520294271
eISBN:
9780520967458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520294271.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Capitalist and socialist countries alike accused the other of brainwashing its citizens, creating cogs and robots instead of artists or free thinkers. These worries, again, have historical roots in ... More


Biomechanical constraints to stair negotiation

Constantinos Maganaris, Vasilios Baltzopoulos, David Jones, Irene Di Giulio, Neil Reeves, James Gavin, Alistair Ewen, Stephanie King, and Mike Roys

in The New Dynamics of Ageing Volume 1

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447314721
eISBN:
9781447314745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447314721.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter discusses strategies that older and younger people employ to negotiate stairs based on experiments performed on an instrumented staircase in lab environment aiming at identifying ways to ... More


Quadruped locomotion

Hartmut Witte, Martin S. Fischer, Holger Preuschoft, Danja Voges, Cornelius Schilling, and Auke Jan Ijspeert

in Living machines: A handbook of research in biomimetics and biohybrid systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199674923
eISBN:
9780191842702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199674923.003.0031
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Development

This chapter considers locomotion in living machines, focusing particularly on mammals and on the possibility of designing mammal-like quadrupedal robots. Locomotion is the movement of an organism or ... More


Themes

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/9780198566373.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Ornithology

This chapter sets out the objectives and scope of this book, the overarching aim of which is to develop a framework for analysing the interaction between selection, phylogeny, and constraint in the ... More


Phylogeny

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/9780198566373.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Ornithology

This chapter analyses how phylogeny manifests itself in comparative studies of adaptation. Whenever a relationship is fitted that does not include all of the variables needed to explain the ... More


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