Ecology and Biomechanics: A Mechanical Approach to the Ecology of Animals and Plants, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Ecology and Biomechanics

A Mechanical Approach to the Ecology of Animals and Plants, 1st Edition

Edited by Anthony Herrel, Thomas Speck, Nicholas P. Rowe

CRC Press

352 pages

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We live in a well-engineered universe. This engineering is present in every system and organism in existence, including in the actions and interactions of plants and animals. In fact, one could say that the function and movement of plants and animals is just as much a part of their makeup as chlorophyll and fiber or bone and blood. Consequently, if

Table of Contents

Tree Biomechanics and Growth Strategies in the Context of Forest Functional Ecology. Diversity of Mechanical Architectures in Climbing Plants: An Ecological Perspective. The Role of Blade Buoyancy and Reconfiguration in the Mechanical Adaptation of the Southern Bullkelp Durvillaea. Murray's Law and the Vascular Architecture of Plants. Plant-Animal Mechanics and Bite Procurement in Grazing Ruminants. Biomechanics of Salvia Flowers: The Role of Lever and Flower Tube in Specialization on Pollinators. Do Plant Waxes Make Insect Attachment Structures Dirty: Experimental Evidences for the Contamination-Hypothesis. Ecology and Biomechanics of Slippery Wax Barriers and Waxrunning to Macarange-ant Mutualisms. Nectar Feeding in Long-Proboscid Insects. Biomechanics and Behavioral Mimicry in Insects. Inter-individual Variation in the Muscle Physiology of Vertebrate Ectotherms: Consequences for Behavioral and Ecological Performance. Power Generation during Locomotion in Anolis Lizards: An Ecomorphological Approach. Implications of Microbial Motility on the Water Column Ecosystems. The Biomechanics of Ecological Speciation.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT001000
NATURE / Animals / General
NAT010000
NATURE / Ecology
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General