Christofer Clemente

Biological Sciences

Publications

  • Monitoring muscle over three orders of magnitude: Widespread positive allometry among locomotor and body support musculature in the pectoral girdle of varanid lizards ( Varanidae )
  • The scaling of ground reaction forces and duty factor in monitor lizards: implications for locomotion in sprawling tetrapods
  • Understanding the limits to the hydraulic leg mechanism: the effects of speed and size on limb kinematics in vagrant arachnids
  • Series elasticity facilitates safe plantar flexor muscle–tendon shock absorption during perturbed human hopping
  • Using a biologically mimicking climbing robot to explore the performance landscape of climbing in lizards
  • Tail Base Deflection but not Tail Curvature Varies with Speed in Lizards: Results from an Automated Tracking Analysis Pipeline
  • Muscle architecture and shape changes in the gastrocnemii of active younger and older adults
  • Quantifying finer-scale behaviours using self-organising maps (SOMs) to link accelerometery signatures with behavioural patterns in free-roaming terrestrial animals
  • Morphological and performance modifications in the world’s only marine lizard, the Galápagos marine iguana, Amblyrhynchus cristatus
  • A bio-inspired robotic climbing robot to understand kinematic and morphological determinants for an optimal climbing gait
  • Body and tail-assisted pitch control facilitates bipedal locomotion in Australian agamid lizards
  • Cancellous bone and theropod dinosaur locomotion. Part III—Inferring posture and locomotor biomechanics in extinct theropods, and its evolution on the line to birds
  • Cancellous bone and theropod dinosaur locomotion. Part II—a new approach to inferring posture and locomotor biomechanics in extinct tetrapod vertebrates
  • Cancellous bone and theropod dinosaur locomotion. Part I—an examination of cancellous bone architecture in the hindlimb bones of theropods
  • Moving in complex environments: a biomechanical analysis of locomotion on inclined and narrow substrates
  • Two species, one snare: Analysing snare usage and the impacts of tiger poaching on a non-target species, the Malayan tapir
  • How sexual and natural selection shape sexual size dimorphism: Evidence from multiple evolutionary scales
  • Quantifying koala locomotion strategies: implications for the evolution of arborealism in marsupials
  • Biomechanical insights into the role of foot pads during locomotion in camelid species
  • Not all urban landscapes are the same: interactions between urban land use and stress in a large herbivorous mammal
  • Multidimensional analyses of physical performance reveal a size-dependent trade-off between suites of traits
  • The influence of speed and size on avian terrestrial locomotor biomechanics: Predicting locomotion in extinct theropod dinosaurs
  • Archipelagos of the Anthropocene: rapid and extensive differentiation of native terrestrial vertebrates in a single metropolis
  • Optimal running speeds when there is a trade-off between speed and the probability of mistakes
  • Manganese contamination affects the motor performance of wild northern quolls (Dasyurus hallucatus)
  • Sticking to the speed limits
  • Steady bipedal locomotion with a forward situated whole-body centre of mass: the potential importance of temporally asymmetric ground reaction forces
  • Jumping without slipping: Leafhoppers (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) possess special tarsal structures for jumping from smooth surfaces
  • Enter the dragon: The dynamic and multifunctional evolution of anguimorpha lizard venoms
  • Surface friction alters the agility of a small Australian marsupial
  • Speed and maneuverability jointly determine escape success: Exploring the functional bases of escape performance using simulated games
  • Balancing Biomechanical Constraints: Optimal Escape Speeds When There Is a Trade-off between Speed and Maneuverability
  • Morphology and burrowing energetics of semi-fossorial skinks (Liopholis spp.)
  • How to build your dragon: Scaling of muscle architecture from the world's smallest to the world's largest monitor lizard
  • Extreme positive allometry of animal adhesive pads and the size limits of adhesion-based climbing
  • The private life of echidnas: Using accelerometry and GPS to examine field biomechanics and assess the ecological impact of a widespread, semi-fossorial monotreme
  • The effects of cracks on the quantification of the cancellous bone fabric tensor in fossil and archaeological specimens: a simulation study
  • Foot pressure distributions during walking in African elephants (Loxodonta africana)
  • Using step width to compare locomotor biomechanics between extinct, non-avian theropod dinosaurs and modern obligate bipeds
  • Where Have All the Giants Gone? How Animals Deal with the Problem of Size
  • Running faster causes disaster: Trade-offs between speed, manoeuvrability and motor control when running around corners in northern quolls (Dasyurus hallucatus)
  • The evolution of bipedal running in lizards suggests a consequential origin may be exploited in later lineages
  • Muscle function and hydrodynamics limit power and speed in swimming frogs
  • Lizard tricks: Overcoming conflicting requirements of speed versus climbing ability by altering biomechanics of the lizard stride
  • Built for rowing: Frog muscle is tuned to limb morphology to power swimming
  • Mechanisms of self-cleaning in fluid-based smooth adhesive pads of insects
  • Determining the influence of muscle operating length on muscle performance during frog swimming using a bio-robotic model
  • A bio-robotic platform for integrating internal and external mechanics during muscle-powered swimming
  • Form follows function: Morphological diversification and alternative trapping strategies in carnivorous Nepenthes pitcher plants
  • Predicting the Movement Speeds of Animals in Natural Environments
  • Optimal body size with respect to maximal speed for the yellow-spotted monitor lizard (Varanus panoptes; varanidae)
  • Evolution of limb bone loading and body size in varanid lizards
  • The visual system of the Australian wolf spider Lycosa leuckartii (Araneae: Lycosidae): Visual acuity and the functional role of the eyes
  • Insect tricks: Two-phasic foot pad secretion prevents slipping
  • Evidence for self-cleaning in fluid-based smooth and hairy adhesive systems of insects
  • Evolutionary relationships of sprint speed in Australian varanid lizards
  • Friction ridges in cockroach climbing pads: Anisotropy of shear stress measured on transparent, microstructured substrates
  • Metabolic rate and endurance capacity in Australian varanid lizards (Squamata; Varanidae; Varanus)
  • A central role for venom in predation by Varanus komodoensis (Komodo Dragon) and the extinct giant Varanus ( Megalania) priscus
  • Higher than predicted endurance for juvenile goannas (Varanidae; Varanus)
  • Is body shape of varanid lizards linked with retreat choice?
  • Why go bipedal? Locomotion and morphology in Australian agamid lizards
  • Pushing versus pulling: Division of labour between tarsal attachment pads in cockroaches
  • Visual acuity of the sheet-web building spider Badumna insignis (Araneae, Desidae)
  • Kinematics, maximal metabolic rate, sprint and endurance for a slow-moving lizard, the thorny devil (Moloch horridus)
  • Scaling of fibre area and fibre glycogen concentration in the hindlimb musculature of monitor lizards: implications for locomotor performance with increasing body size
  • Understanding Australia’s unique hopping species: a comparative review of the musculoskeletal system and locomotor biomechanics in Macropodoidea

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