The choice of arboreal escape paths and its consequences for the locomotor behaviour of four species of Anolis lizards

@inproceedings{Mattingly2005TheCO,
  title={The choice of arboreal escape paths and its consequences for the locomotor behaviour of four species of Anolis lizards},
  author={W. Brett Mattingly and Bruce C Jayne},
  year={2005}
}
The direction and speed of escape locomotion can affect the ability of an animal to evade a predator, and variation in habitat structure often affects speed. Consequently, the escape paths chosen by animals may affect their performance and subsequent survival. Arboreal locomotion is well suited for gaining insight into the choice of escape routes because of the discrete paths formed by branches. Decreased branch diameter and increased angles between branches can significantly decrease locomotor… CONTINUE READING