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J Exp Biol (2023) 226 (4): jeb244461.
Published: 27 February 2023
... in European shags ( Gulosus aristotelis ) using time–depth–acceleration data loggers in 24 chick-rearing males. Foraging habitat (rocky or sandy) was identified from characteristic differences in dive patterns and body angle. Increase in body mass was estimated from changes in wing stroke frequency during...
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J Exp Biol (2021) 224 (14): jeb242397.
Published: 26 July 2021
... acceleration revealed that spontaneous activity, inferred as the variance of external acceleration (VAR m ), was low and invariant in hypoxia. Warming (21 to 31°C) caused progressive tachycardia with no differences in f H between holding conditions. Mean VAR m was, however, significantly higher in the tank...
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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (12): jeb175372.
Published: 19 June 2018
... of their plantigrade posture or due to adaptations to their Arctic marine existence. To evaluate whether polar bears are representative of terrestrial ursids or distinctly uneconomical walkers, this study measured the mass-specific metabolism, overall dynamic body acceleration, and gait kinematics of polar bears...
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J Exp Biol (2018) 221 (2): jeb167262.
Published: 29 January 2018
... copepods, Anomalocera patersoni and Pontella mediterranea , and one pelagic calanoid copepod, Calanus helgolandicus ( euxinus ). We show that jumping out of the water does not happen just by inertia gained during the copepod's acceleration underwater, but also requires the force generated by the thoracic...
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J Exp Biol (2017) 220 (22): 4252–4260.
Published: 15 November 2017
... frequently when walking and any acceleration requires net positive ankle work. The present study unveiled how the muscle–tendon interaction of human ankle plantar flexors are adjusted and integrated with body mechanics to provide net positive work during accelerative walking. We found that for accelerative...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (19): 3100–3105.
Published: 1 October 2016
... into flow frequently fail to respond when attacked frontally, potentially because mechanical stimuli are masked by flowing water. Biomechanics Locomotion Hydrodynamics Fineness ratio Acceleration Predator–prey interactions The ability of prey to detect and respond to stimuli produced...
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J Exp Biol (2016) 219 (11): 1618–1624.
Published: 1 June 2016
... are increasingly employed for this purpose, their application in small-bodied animals has been limited by weight restrictions. Additionally, accelerometers engender novel complications, as a system is needed to reliably map acceleration to behaviors. In this study, we describe newly developed, tiny acceleration...
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (22): 3700–3709.
Published: 1 November 2015
...: Power amplification in a compliant muscle-tendon unit is maximal for intermediate inertial-gravitational loads and can be enhanced by a trigger and catch mechanism for small loads. Muscle–tendon system Elastic energy Power amplification Catch mechanism Acceleration Jumping...
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J Exp Biol (2015) 218 (9): 1419–1432.
Published: 1 May 2015
... accelerations. We quantified behavioral responses of individual larvae to local instantaneous flows using two-phase, infrared particle-image velocimetry. Both high dissipation rates and high wave-generated accelerations induced most larvae to swim faster upward. High dissipation rates also induced some rapid...
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J Exp Biol (2014) 217 (14): 2449–2455.
Published: 15 July 2014
... no competing financial interests. 29 1 2014 17 4 2014 © 2014. Published by The Company of Biologists Ltd 2014 Acceleration Acoustics Whale A major challenge in studying acoustic behavior and its ecological context is determining the source of an acoustic signal and assigning...
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J Exp Biol (2013) 216 (8): 1458–1469.
Published: 15 April 2013
... and acceleration α. In calm water most larvae had near-zero vertical velocities despite propelling themselves upward (swimming). In stronger turbulence all larvae used more propulsive force, but relative to the larval axis, larvae propelled themselves downward (diving) instead of upward more frequently and more...
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (23): 4115–4124.
Published: 1 December 2012
..., an acceleration peak produced by the legs contributed to 85±1% of the whole-body resultant acceleration in finch and 77±6% in dove. At lift-off, coincident with the start of the first downstroke, the percentage of hindlimb contribution to initial flight velocity was 93.6±0.6% in finch and 95.2±0.4% in dove...
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (23): 4104–4114.
Published: 1 December 2012
... © 2012. 2012 bird acceleration maneuver To fly effectively, a bird must successfully coordinate the muscles that move its wings. The musculature of bird wings is complex both in anatomy and in function ( Dial, 1992a ; Hudson et al., 1959 ). Because flight is a demanding form...
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (21): 3685–3692.
Published: 1 November 2012
... patagonicus ) at the Crozet Archipelago, Indian Ocean. We used partial dynamic body acceleration (PDBA) to quantify body movement during dive and estimate diving cost. During the initial part of the descent, older birds exerted more effort for a given speed but younger penguins worked harder in relation...
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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (3): 442–453.
Published: 1 February 2012
...Eric J. McElroy; Kristen L. Archambeau; Lance D. McBrayer SUMMARY Burst locomotion is thought to be closely linked to an organism's ability to survive and reproduce. During the burst, animals start from a standstill and then rapidly accelerate to near-maximum running speeds. Many previous studies...
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J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (10): 1685–1691.
Published: 15 May 2011
... ( Sceloporus woodi ), we compared how swing- and stance-phase muscles relate to maximum running speed and acceleration. We employed both a level and vertical trackway to elicit ecologically relevant locomotor performance. Six individuals were filmed at 250 frames s –1 in lateral view. Following performance...
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J Exp Biol (2011) 214 (10): 1763–1772.
Published: 15 May 2011
...Rebecca M. Walter; David R. Carrier SUMMARY The ability of a quadruped to apply propulsive ground reaction forces (GRF) during rapid acceleration may be limited by muscle power, foot traction or the ability to counteract the nose-up pitching moment due to acceleration. Because the biomechanics...