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J Exp Biol (2012) 215 (15): 2545–2550.
Published: 01 August 2012
...Natalie C. Holt; Graham N. Askew SUMMARY The metabolic cost of the negotiation of obstacles, and the influence that this has on route selection, are important determinants of an animal's locomotor behaviour. We determined the gross metabolic cost of locomotion on slopes of different gradients...
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J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (20): 3513–3524.
Published: 15 October 2007
... and the biomechanical determinants of the metabolic cost of locomotion. This study re-explores how the net metabolic energy cost of running and walking (J kg –1 m –1 ) in humans compares to that of animals of similar mass using new allometric analyses of previously published data. Firstly, this study shows that the use...
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J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (16): 2851–2858.
Published: 15 August 2007
... Thalassarche chrysostoma cost of locomotion metabolic rate procellariiform energetics gait analysis The present study investigated the metabolic cost, mechanical efficiency and gait characteristics of terrestrial movement in two closely related species of albatrosses, the black-browed albatross...
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J Exp Biol (2007) 210 (10): 1752–1761.
Published: 15 May 2007
... 2 2007 © The Company of Biologists Limited 2007 2007 cost of locomotion LiMb model limb length scaling The results of this study strongly suggest that effective limb length drives the scaling of locomotor cost in terrestrial animals. Both body mass and L E were strongly...
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J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (8): 1513–1524.
Published: 15 April 2005
...Herman Pontzer SUMMARY Notably absent from the existing literature is an explicit biomechanical model linking limb design to the energy cost of locomotion, COL. Here, I present a simple model that predicts the rate of force production necessary to support the body and swing the limb during walking...
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J Exp Biol (1985) 119 (1): 149–164.
Published: 01 November 1985
...THOMAS L. DANIEL The influence of unsteady (time varying) motion on the energetics of swimming was investigated with measurements and theoretical estimates of the specific cost of locomotion for two species of hydrozoan medusae: Gonionemus vertens L. Agassiz and Stomotoca atra L. Agassiz...