Kinematic Plasticity during Flight in Fruit Bats: Individual Variability in Response to Loading

Abstract

All bats experience daily and seasonal fluctuation in body mass. An increase in mass requires changes in flight kinematics to produce the extra lift necessary to compensate for increased weight. How bats modify their kinematics to increase lift, however, is not well understood. In this study, we investigated the effect of a 20% increase in mass on flight… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0036665

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@inproceedings{IriarteDiaz2012KinematicPD, title={Kinematic Plasticity during Flight in Fruit Bats: Individual Variability in Response to Loading}, author={Jose Iriarte-Diaz and Daniel K. Riskin and Kenneth S. Breuer and Sharon M. Swartz}, booktitle={PloS one}, year={2012} }