Chapter

Themes

Graham K. Taylor and Adrian L. R. Thomas

in Evolutionary Biomechanics

Published in print January 2014 | ISBN: 9780198566373
Published online April 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191779459 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566373.003.0001

Series: Oxford Series in Ecology and Evolution

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This chapter sets out the objectives and scope of Evolutionary Biomechanics, the overarching aim of which is to develop a framework for analysing the interaction between selection, phylogeny, and constraint in the context of biomechanical systems. Simple examples from biology and engineering are used to introduce the general themes that are developed in later chapters with the aid of more complex biomechanical examples.

Keywords: evolutionary biomechanics; selection; phylogeny; constraint; scaling; form and function; adaptation; wing design; trade-off

Chapter.  4895 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Evolutionary Biology ; Vertebrates

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