Integr Comp Biol 2014 Dec 14;54(6):1159-72. Epub 2014 Apr 14.
Department of Biology, University of California Riverside, 900 University Avenue, Riverside, CA, 92521, USA.
Animals must continually respond dynamically as they move through complex environments, and slopes are a common terrain on which legged animals must move. Despite this, non-level locomotion remains poorly understood. In this study, we first review the literature on locomotor mechanics, metabolic cost, and kinematic strategies on slopes. Read More