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Kinematic Adjustments of Tiger Salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum) During Terrestrial Walking

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Locomotion is a critical aspect of an animal’s life and is directly involved in many behaviors such as searching food, evading predators, and competing for mates. Kinematic adjustments are slight modifications to the general pattern of locomotion. Understanding the capabilities of animals to alter their general patterns of locomotion is useful for making broader connections across taxa to ask questions about evolution. The focus of this research is to determine to what extent tiger salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum) make kinematic adjustments during terrestrial walking when their lateral bending is restricted and on substrates of varying compliance.
subject
kinematics
lateral undulation
substrate effects
trackway features
trunk flexibility
contributor
Vega, Christine M (author)
Ashley-Ross, Miriam A (committee chair)
Blob, Richard W (committee member)
Conner, William E (committee member)
Fahrbach, Susan E (committee member)
Silman, Miles R (committee member)
date
2020-08-28T08:35:22Z (accessioned)
2021-08-27T08:30:15Z (available)
2020 (issued)
degree
Biology (discipline)
embargo
2021-08-27 (terms)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/96942 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
Kinematic Adjustments of Tiger Salamanders (Ambystoma tigrinum) During Terrestrial Walking
type
Dissertation

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