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Dynamics and Energetics of Animal Swimming and Flying: Introduction

Gordon, Malcolm S. and Hove, Jay R. and Bartol, Ian K. (2002) Dynamics and Energetics of Animal Swimming and Flying: Introduction. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 42 (5). pp. 960-963. ISSN 1540-7063. doi:10.1093/icb/42.5.960.

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A few broad general questions have been central to the study of the dynamics and energetics of animal swimming and flying since the field began. A partial list includes: 1. What are the biomechanical bases for swimming and flying in the various groups of animals? 2. What are the kinematic and kinetic bases for swimming and flying? How do the shapes and movements of involved body parts generate thrust, drag, lift, dynamic stability, and maneuverability? 3. What are the energy costs of swimming and flying?

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Additional Information:© 2002 The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. The authors/organizers thank the Divisions of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry and Vertebrate Morphology of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB) for their sponsorship of the symposium. We especially thank the Divisional Program Officers and the Society Program Officer for their flexibility with respect to scheduling and for their organizational skills. We thank the symposium participants for their contributions and cooperation. Funding sources for the research works reported are cited in the individual papers. Funding for participation by the symposium speakers came partly from many of the same sources, partly from SICB, and partly from a grant from the U.S. Office of Naval Research (N00014-02-1-0250) to M.S.G.
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