Going the distance: The biomechanics of gap-crossing behaviors.

  title={Going the distance: The biomechanics of gap-crossing behaviors.},
  author={Michelle Graham and John J. Socha},
  journal={Journal of experimental zoology. Part A, Ecological and integrative physiology},
  • Michelle Graham, J. Socha
  • Published 2019
  • Biology
  • Journal of experimental zoology. Part A, Ecological and integrative physiology
The discontinuity of the canopy habitat is one of the principle differences between the terrestrial and arboreal environments. An animal's ability to cross gaps-to move from one support to another across an empty space-is influenced by both the physical structure of the gap and the animal's locomotor capabilities. In this review, we discuss the range of behaviors animals use to cross gaps. Focusing on the biomechanics of these behaviors, we suggest broad categorizations that facilitate… 

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